Krissy Karr scored as time expired in Idaho's 57-55 victory over San Jose State in the WAC tournament quarterfinals.
LAS VEGAS — Krissy Karr scored as time expired, giving Idaho a 57-55 women’s basketball win over San Jose State on Wednesday in the Western Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Orleans Arena.
The third-seeded Vandals (15-15) advanced to the semifinals for the second consecutive year and face second-seeded Utah State at noon Friday.
Karr, a 5-foot-6 sophomore point guard from Anaheim, Calif., drove and scored from six feet with a defender on her hip.
“That wasn’t the play that was called,” she said. “But then I heard coach (Jon) Newlee say, ‘Go, go,’ so I just went for it and I got the lucky bounce.”
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The buzzer-beater capped a 15-point comeback by the Vandals, who trailed 26-11 only 12 minutes in.
Idaho lost its previous game 55-53 to Seattle U on a basket with two seconds remaining. The Vandals’ last three losses were each by two points.
Karr finished with 10 points off the bench. Stacey Barr, another sophomore, led Idaho with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting.
Ali Forde, a 6-2 freshman from Woodinville, just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds for Idaho. She was 4 of 6 from the field with three blocks and two steals. Alyssa Charlston of Eastlake High in Sammamish scored eight for Idaho.
Riana Byrd led the Spartans (11-19) with 16 points.
Utah State 78, Denver 65
Jennifer Schlott had 21 points and eight assists for the Aggies (18-12), who hit 13 of 25 three-point attempts. Kailey Edwards scored 18 for Denver (14-17), which was 2 of 16 from three-point distance.
Louisiana Tech 85, Texas-San Antonio 58
Janay Borum had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists as Tech (14-16) advanced to a 2:30 p.m. Friday semifinal game against regular-season conference champ Seattle U. Kamra King scored 17 for UTSA (7-24).