KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Victor Sanders scored 25 points with six 3-pointers, Brayon Blake scored 19 points with a career-high five 3-pointers, and Idaho hit 17 3s to beating Western Michigan 82-52 on Monday night.
It’s the most 3s ever made by the Vandals since 2008-09, when Don Verlin became coach. The Vandals now have won five of six.
Sanders scored his 1,435th career point, surpassing Kyle Barone for sixth all-time at Idaho.
Seven of Idaho’s eight first shots in the second half were 3-pointers, with Sanders hitting three, and the Vandals led 54-26 with 13:20 to play, but went scoreless for three minutes later in the half.
Jordan Scott scored 10 points and tied his career best with 13 rebounds for his first career double-double for Idaho (8-3). The Vandals outrebounded the Broncos 45-29, and made 17 of 30 (56.7 percent) from beyond the arc. Chad Sherwood hit a career-high three 3s.
Arkadiy Mkrtychyan’s layup put the Vandals up for good, 4-2, and Idaho finished on an 11-2 run in which Sanders hit two 3s for a 31-16 halftime lead.
Bryce Moore scored 11 for Western Michigan (6-5), which shot 34.4 percent from the floor.