North Texas rally falls short against Vandals

Posted Friday, Nov. 22, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Stephen Madison scored 25 points to lead Idaho past North Texas 87-76 on Friday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Portland.

Madison, who broke the 1,000-point mark for in his career in a Vandals loss on Thursday, hit 10 of 21 from the field and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Idaho (3-2) broke the game open when Glen Dean dropped three consecutive 3-pointers in the first three minutes after halftime as the Vandals built a 24-point lead.

Dean finished 4 of 7, hitting all 3s, for a career-best 16 points. Connor Hill added 12.

The Mean Green (2-3) didn’t fold; T.J. Taylor, with 24 points for the game, and Alzee Williams, with 14, led a rally that cut the gap to six points.

Taylor, a junior, scored 13 straight North Texas points late in the Mean Green’s comeback effort.

Idaho closed the game making 9 of 10 free throws.

The Vandals had won all nine previous meetings between the two schools, dating to when the two were Big West Conference members from 1996-2000.

North Texas will close the tournament today against host Portland at 9 p.m. before the Mean Green returns to the court Tuesday in Denton to take on Incarnate Word.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Thursday, July 24Full Scoreboard
Boston0Bottom 8th | Box
Toronto7@theBallpark | TV: NESN, SNET
Texas2Bottom 7th | Box
NY Yankees3@theBallpark | TV: FSN-SW, YES, MLB Network
San Francisco1Top 7th | Box
Philadelphia2@theBallpark | TV: CSN-BA, CSN-PHI, MLB Net
Houston 7/24 3:35 PM ET
Oakland TV: CSN-HOU
Miami 7/24 7:10 PM ET
Atlanta TV: FSN-FL, SPSO, MLB Network
San Diego 7/24 8:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs TV: FSN-SD, WGN
Cleveland 7/24 8:10 PM ET
Kansas City TV: STO, FSN-KC
NY Mets 7/24 8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee TV: SNY, FSN-WI
Chicago WSox 7/24 8:10 PM ET
Minnesota TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-N
Detroit 7/24 10:05 PM ET
LA Angels TV: FSN-DET, FSN-W, MLB Net
Baltimore 7/24 10:10 PM ET
Seattle TV: MASN, ROOT-NW, MLB Net
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, July 24Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, July 24Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard