Idaho edges Fresno State 63-59



MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Stephen Madison hit a put-back shot with 5.8 seconds left in regulation to push Idaho past Fresno State 63-59 Saturday.

Madison finished with 14 points, while Djim Bandoumel led Idaho (8-8, 1-1) with 16 points.

Idaho had a 53-46 lead with 7:11 remaining, but Fresno State (7-10, 0-2) turned up the defensive pressure with a full-court press and the Vandals struggled to hang onto the ball.

Fresno State tied the game at 59 when Kevin Olekaibe scored a fast-break layup off a steal with 41.4 seconds remaining.

After running down the clock to six seconds, Idaho’s Deremy Geiger hoisted a shot that was too long, but Madison positioned himself for the put-back layup.

Fresno State had a chance to tie the game when Jonathan Wills set up from the outside for a shot, but he traveled for the game-sealing turnover.

The Bulldogs were led by Olekaibe’s 15 points.