San Jose State edges Idaho 92-89 in double OT

February 4, 2011, 6:17 am
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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Keith Shamburger hit a free throw to break a tie, then found Wil Carter for a wide-open dunk with just under 2 seconds remaining to give San Jose State a 92-89 double-overtime victory against Idaho on Thursday night.Keith and can play when the game is on the line, San Jose State coachGeorge Nessman said of the 5-foot-11 guard who was 4-of-8 from 3-pointrange for the game and 3-of-4 in the overtimes. Shamburger's foul shot with 23 seconds left put the Spartans up 90-89. He scored seven of his 20 points in the second overtime, including two 3-pointers, for San Jose State (11-10, 3-7 Western Athletic Conference).Justin Graham led the Spartans with 28 points. Adrian Oliver and Carter had double-doubles, Oliver with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Carter with 17 points and 14 rebounds.We made big shots and showed a lot of grit in the last couple of minutes.Idaho outplayed us from about the 9-minute mark to the 3-minute mark. Then,we got new life, kept our bounce and found a way. Keith and Justin made bigshots, but they were both open, too, Nessman said about his team that wonits second straight to get back above .500 for the season. A lot of winning this time of the year is simply finding a way to winmore than executing perfectly. We found a way to win the game and we neededa win.Luiz Toledo scored a season-high 19 points and Jeff Ledbetter added 17, including five from 3-point range, as the Vandals (12-10, 5-5) lost their fourth straight.San Jose State shot 64 percent in overtime to Idaho's 41.7 percent.Idaho's bench outscored San Jose State's 30-0.