CHENEY, Wash. -- Travon Allen scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Idaho upset Eastern Washington 74-71 on Thursday night after squandering most of a 24-point second-half lead.
The Vandals (7-17, 3-10 Big Sky Conference) made 5 of 10 3-pointers in the first half and bolted to a 41-23 lead as Eastern Washington shot just 29%.
Idaho pushed the lead to 49-25 less than three minutes into the second half. The Eagles quickly reeled off 12 points and turned that into a 20-4 run, closing within 53-45 with more than 10 minutes to go.
Eastern got within single digits twice but each time Allen led a rally and it was 72-60 at the 3:25 mark. Then Eastern scored nine straight to make it a one-possession game with 1:16 to go but couldn't get a tying shot to go down.
Idaho plays at Portland State on Monday. Eastern Washington plays at Portland State on Saturday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
Dr. Fosnes' precautious measures proved to save lives
Former Vanderbilt basketball player Dr. Jeff Fosnes had an early jump on social distancing with his Tennessee nursing homes, saving many lives from COVID-19.
Kentucky, Notre Dame to begin 3-year basketball series this fall
Kentucky and Notre Dame, who haven't played a regular-season game against each other since 2012, have signed a three-year deal in which each school will host a home game and the third will be played at a neutral site.
Watch the most legendary basketball games of Eddie Sutton's coaching career
ESPNU will re-air four of Eddie Sutton's most memorable victories after the legendary coach died last week.