Santa Cruz took an 88-85 lead with 4:39 left in the fourth quarter after Scott Machado hit a 3-pointer. Over the next 2:38, Idaho held the Warriors scoreless. EJ Singler and Kevin Murphy knocked down a pair of free throws each, followed by a deep 3-pointer by Pierre Jackson. Jackson then stole the ball from Hilton Armstrong to set up Kevin Murphy at the other end, putting the Stampede up 94-88. Idaho finished the game at the free throw line to win 99-95.
Dee Bost led the Stampede with 24 points and seven assists. Kevin Murphy scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench. Pierre Jackson finished with 22 points and seven assists. EJ Singler added 18 points while shooting 9-9 from the free throw line.
Dominic McGuire led Santa Cruz with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Daniel Nwaelele (16 points), Ognjen Kuzmic (12 points), Scott Machado (12 points) and Seth Curry (10 points) rounded out the Warriors that scored in double figures.
The Idaho Stampede (14-11) will host Los Angeles on Friday, Jan 31 for the third annual "Real Men Wear Pink" night. The Santa Cruz Warriors (15-10) will host the Reno Bighorns on Jan 31.