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Allen scores 16 to lift Idaho over VMI 68-67

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Trevon Allen registered 16 points and eight rebounds as Idaho narrowly beat VMI 68-67 on Friday in the Red Wolves Classic.

BJ Simmons gave Idaho a four-point lead with 53 seconds left, but Jake Stephens answered with a 3-pointer to get VMI within 68-67. With two seconds left, Allen blocked Myles Lewis' shot, and the Keydets' last-second attempt was short.

Simmons had 11 points for Idaho (2-2). Scott Blakney added 10 points and Marquell Fraser grabbed seven rebounds.

Kamdyn Curfman had 20 points and six rebounds for the Keydets (0-5).

Idaho matches up against Arkansas State on the road on Sunday. VMI looks for its first win of the season against UC Davis on Sunday.

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