SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Kyle Barone had 26 points and 14 rebounds and Idaho snapped a five-game Western Athletic Conference losing streak with a 90-81 win at Texas State on Saturday.
Idaho shot 56 percent from the field and was 24 of 31 at the free-throw line to gain a split in the season series. Texas State won the first game 78-73 on Jan. 19.
Matt Staff led the Bobcats (9-20, 4-12) with 22 points. Joel Wright and Vonn Jones each scored 12 and Phil Hawkins and Reid Koenen each added 11. Wright, the WAC's leading scorer, was in foul trouble for most of the game. He picked up two quick fouls early in the first half, a technical in the second, and fouled out after playing 19 minutes.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite