Kevin Butler set career bests with 23 points and a 7-of-7 performance from 3-point range, helping Texas-Arlington hold off Idaho 71-68 in Moscow for its third straight win. Butler, a senior, was 8-of-8 overall for the Mavericks (13-9, 8-5 Western Athletic), who avenged a 77-64 loss to Idaho in Arlington on Jan. 19. Stephen Madison scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Kyle Barone had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Vandals (9-15, 5-9), who lost their third in a row. Texas-Arlington led most of the game but saw Idaho tie it at 59 on Madisons 3-pointer with 8:49 left. After the Mavericks went back in front, Mansa Habeebs layup with 22 seconds left pulled the Vandals within 69-68 before Edwards made two free throws with 6 seconds to play. Idahos Mike McChristian then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
IDAHO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Texas-Arlington defeated the Vandals 60-58 on Thursday night in Texas. Christina Salvatore had a wide-open look on a 3-pointer, but it bounced off the rim as time expired. Alyssa Charlston had a team-high 17 points as she became the 18th player to score 1,000 points for Idaho (12-13, 9-5 WAC).
IDAHO STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL: Chris Hansen set a school record with nine 3-pointers to lead Idaho State to a 87-51 win over Montana State in Pocatello. Hansen, a sophomore, was 9-for-11 from behind the arc to finish with a career-high 27 points for the Bengals (5-19, 4-11 Big Sky). Melvin Morgan scored 15 points and Andre Hatchett scored 12 for Idaho State, which shot 64 percent from the field in posting its highest point total of the season. The Bengals never trailed in the game and led 42-18 at halftime. Flavien Davis was the only Montana State player in double figures, with 11 points. The Bobcats (10-13, 7-8) shot 38 percent and committed 17 turnovers.
IDAHO STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Bengals defeated Montana State 65-46 in Bozeman, Mont. Lindsey Reed led Idaho State with 13 points as the Bengals swept the Bobcats for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders defeated the University of Alaska Fairbanks 88-81 in Nampa. Junior Megan Hingston scored 18 points and became the 23rd women's player in NNU history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN'S SOCCER: Four Idaho products have signed to play for the Coyotes: Camas Curran (Meridian High), Summer Jackson (Mountain View) and Mallory Cripps (Borah) will be joined by Jamiece Yizar (Highland) on the team in 2013.