The Idaho men's basketball team will make its return to the Big Sky Conference on New Year's Day against Idaho State. But before that, its schedule includes games against Boise State at CenturyLink Arena in Boise (on Nov. 25) and at Washington State (Dec. 3).
The Vandals, coming off a 16-18 season, announced their schedule on Wednesday. They open the season at home on Nov. 14 against Eastern Oregon -- the first of five home nonconference games. They also host South Dakota State, Northern Kentucky, UC Davis, and Walla Walla. The schedule includes two out-of-conference home-and-homes -- somewhat unusual in college basketball. They play at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 22 after hosting NKU on Nov. 29, and they play at South Dakota State on Dec. 13 after hosting SDSU on Nov. 17.
UI's full schedule is here. Last week coach Don Verlin announced his final signing of the 2014 class -- Nahshon George, a 6-foot-9 JC transfer from Shoreline Community College.