After two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Yotes, Tim Keane accepted a position as offensive line coach at UC Davis, his alma mater and where he previously served as an assistant offensive line coach. The C of I filled the position with co-offensive coordinators Mitch Dahlen and Mike Cody. Dahlen spent last season overseeing the Coyote quarterbacks — as the C of I established new school records for completions and passing yards in a season. Cody comes to the C of I after two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Arizona.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 22 Seattle Pacific topped the Crusaders 81-71 in Nampa. Detwon Rogers led NNU (7-14, 3-12 GNAC) with 25 points.
NNU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders lost to top-ranked Alaska Anchorage 82-53 on the road. With 14 points, Ellie Logan was the only player to score in double figures for NNU (8-13, 6-9 GNAC).
BOISE STATE SOFTBALL: The Broncos opened the season with losses to Creighton 9-6 and Virginia 12-4 in Tempe, Ariz.
Straughan’s 23 sparks Idaho past Northern Colorado
MOSCOW — Jake Straughan came off the bench to knock down 6-of-7 3-point attempts to score 23 points, including three straight free throws in the final 10 seconds to wrap up a 73-67 Big Sky men’s basketball win over Northern Colorado.
The Vandals, who had a two-game win streak snapped at Northern Arizona, bounced back with a strong finish against the Bears. Down 34-32 at intermission, Straughan hit a pair of 3-pointers to give the Vandals the lead for good with 9:16 left. Chris Sarbaugh missed his first free throw, then converted his next 12 attempts to keep Idaho in the lead.
Straughan’s 23 points is one shy of his season high for Idaho (15-10, 7-5 Big Sky). Sarbaugh finished with 14 points and Chad Sherwood contributed 10.
Jordan Wilson scored 18 points for Northern Colorado (8-16, 5-7) and Anthony Johnson added another 17.
IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Vandals’ four-game winning streak ended with a 70-68 overtime loss to Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. Taylor Pierce scored 16 points for Idaho (17-3, 9-3 Big Sky), which came back from 12 points down to force overtime.
Telfair scores 35, Idaho State beats Portland State
POCATELLO — Ethan Telfair had 35 points with five 3-pointers and five assists, and the Idaho State men’s basketball team used a strong finish to beat Portland State 88-71.
The Bengals (12-11, 7-4 Big Sky) pulled away with an 11-1 run to lead 84-68 with 2:01 left. Idaho State led by 14 at the break, but Portland State (8-14, 4-7) closed within 56-55 just before the midpoint of the half.
Telfair was 12-of-20 from the field, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range, and finished two points short of the career high he set Jan. 9 against North Dakota. Geno Luzcando added 17 points and Gary Chivichyan had 13 for the Bengals.
Cameron Forte was 11-of-15 from the field, finishing with 26 points and 13 rebounds and helping the Vikings outrebound Idaho State 35-32.
Idaho State has won six of its past seven.
ISU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals ended a three-game skid with a 64-42 victory over Portland State on the road. Anna Policicchio led ISU (11-11, 4-7 Big Sky) with 18 points.