ZHUZHOU, China – The Vandals are back to their winning ways after trouncing Lithuania, 83-61, on Tuesday evening. Idaho also defeated the perennial European power to open up the Atlas Challenge last week.
Idaho got out to a hot start, outscoring Lithuania 24-16 in the first quarter and taking a 15-point advantage into the half. The Vandals won every quarter, expanding their lead as the game progressed.
As was the case for much of the Big Sky season last year, the Vandals dominated the glass. Idaho outrebounded Lithuania 44-24 on the day, grabbing 19 offensive boards along the way.
Tyler Brimhall led the way for the Vandals with 14 points. Brihmall connected on 4-of-5 3-point attempts and also finished with six rebounds.
Nate Sherwood had a solid performance, going 6-of-9 from the field and finishing with 13 points. He also led the team with eight rebounds, including five offensive. Jake Straughan joined Brimhall and Sherwood in double-figures with 11 points.
Next up the Vandals will take on Macedonia, marking the third meeting between the teams in the last week. Tipoff is set for 6 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday.
The Vandals will close the trip out against China on Thursday morning at 6 a.m. Pacific. The game will be streamed online at http://bit.ly/28T75PD
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