Christina Salvatore chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds, and Ali Forde added 15 points,10 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Vandals (4-1) pulled away in the second half after holding a one-point lead at the halftime break.
Idaho’s inside-outside offense was very effective, shooting 52 percent from the field. The Vandals also led in rebounds, 45-30, which helped lessen the damage from having 19 turnovers.
The Bobcats (2-3) got 14 points off the bench from Toshua Leavitt. Texas State shot just 30 percent from the field and 6-of-25 (24 percent) from 3-point range.
Idaho will play Iowa State on Saturday at 11a.m. ET; Texas State faces No. 12 Duke in the final game of the tournament, Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET.