Victor Sanders scored 14 of his 22 points from the free throw line, Chad Sherwood added 13 points and Idaho rolled to a 77-62 win over Idaho State on Saturday night.
With the score tied at 40 midway through the second half, Idaho (7-9, 2-3 Big Sky) got a basket from Arkadiy Mkrtchyan to go on top for good and stretched the advantage to 11 with a trio of 3-pointers — two from Erik Nakken and one from Sanders.
Idaho State (2-14, 0-4) later trimmed the deficit to 57-48 with a pair of free throws from Ethan Telfair but it was as close the Bengals got.
Sanders, who finished 14-of-15 from the line, sank a pair of free throws and the margin remained in double figures the rest of the way.
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Telfair led Idaho State with 16 points, and Brandon Boyd had 15 points.