BOISE - Mikki Moore made a pair of clutch free throws to give the Stampede the lead with under a minute to go as Idaho beat Rio Grande Valley 99-94 at CenturyLink Arena Friday night.
The Stampede (9-16) were led by Terrico White, who had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Tony Bobbitt and Moore (13 rebounds) each chipped in with 13 points. David Bailey added five points, 10 assists and four steals.
Idaho got out to a 30-17 lead after the first quarter, and led by as many as 15 before the Vipers were able to tie the game at 94. The Stampede out-rebounded Rio Grande Valley 47-34, picked up 12 steals and shot 50 percent or higher in three of four quarters.
The Vipers (19-11) were led by Greg Smith's 24 points, while Ben Uzoh added 14. Will Conroy had nine points, 10 assists and five rebounds off the bench.
Idaho plays Rio Grande Valley again tomorrow night, with the Stampede again donning pink jerseys that are up for auction on idahostampede.afrogs.org with proceeds going to the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute.