Stampede defend home-court, beat Texas 101-95

Stampede defend home-court, beat Texas 101-95

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on March 15, 2012 at 1:15 AM

BOISE – On the same day Idaho announced a new three-year agreement to continue playing at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, the Stampede defended their home floor with a 101-95 victory over the Texas Legends.

All five Idaho starters scored in double-figures, but it was Marcus Banks who contributed with a team-high 24 points off the bench.

Banks put the game on ice at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, sinking all six of his attempts.  On the night, Banks finished 13-of-15 from the charity stripe, with the Stampede shooting 21-of-26 as a team.

The Idaho (17-25) victory snaps Texas' (21-19) eight-game winning streak.

The Stampede and Legends play again on Thursday at CenturyLink Arena.  Tipoff is at 7 p.m

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