Vandal Men Stumble in Boise

After going 2-0 in exhibition games, and jumping out to an impressive<br> 2-0 to start the regular season, including an overtime victory at Oregon State, Idaho (2-1, 0-0 Big West) dropped their first game this season against BSU, falling 67-75 in Boise. Forward <b>Tyrone Hayes</b> hit 11 points (including 1 of 1 from 3-point range), 6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and 1 steal on the night.

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Forward Jon Tinnon (6-8, 233, Jr) goes up for a jump shot. Jon ended the night with 13 points, 7 rebounds (including 6 defensive rebounds), and hitting 1 of 1 from 3-point range.

Two players that started the year red hot, guards Tanoris Shepard and Dwayne Williams, had some struggles Saturday as they shot a combined 10 of 32 from the field (Dwayne also went 2 of 10 from 3 point range) as Idaho recorded its first loss of 2002. Still, Tanoris led Idaho with 17 points on the night, followed by Jon Tinnon with 13 and Tyrone Hayes with 11. Jack May, recovering from an ankle injury, hit 10 points in 27 minutes of play off the bench.

Idaho returns home to take on Washington State Wednesday night (December 4th) at the Cowan Spectrum. This will be the first of 4 home games played on the campus of the University of Idaho during the month of December (the others are against Boise State, Montana State and Sacramento State). Despite this loss, Coach Leonard Perry's rebuilt team has been playing well this year, and the game with Wazzu should be a good one. Make plans to check them out soon!

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