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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

How Idaho fared in the APR

The Idaho men's basketball program scored a perfect 1,000 in the latest year of the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates that were unveiled today -- one of two single-year perfect scores for UI athletic programs. The women's golf team had the other 1,000 for 2012-2013. That's...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Las Vegas -- If you'll recall, the last team to beat UCLA was pesky Washington State. It's likely, therefore, that the Cougars played some small role in UCLA's victory over Arizona last night in the Pac-12 tournament championship game. Whether WSU's upset humbled the...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

Vandals fall short of NCAA bid

Idaho's late-season mojo was no match for New Mexico State's size and athleticism. The Vandals' best conference tournament showing in more than two decades ended one win shy of an NCAA tournament bid on Saturday when they fell quietly to New Mexico State, 77-55, in...

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Saturday Morning links 

From Las Vegas -- I'm still here in Vegas (alack!) serving as a sort of reporter-talisman for the Idaho men's and women's basketball teams, which have both made it to today's WAC tournament finals so indulge me for linking my game stories from the men's...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Vandals, Verlin get elusive WAC tournament win

Idaho's ineptitude in the WAC tournament? It's history. Senior Stephen Madison put in a masterful performance and his teammates stepped up in the final minutes as the Vandals vanquished the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 73-70, in the quarterfinals of the WAC tourney in Las Vegas....

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Can the Idaho men break through?

Since joining the WAC, the Idaho men's basketball team has won one conference tournament game, and that was an opening round affair in 2007. The Vandals are 1-7 in the event all-time and 0-5 under Don Verlin. But Idaho's postseason struggles go back even further:...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

Postseason beckons for UI men, women

The WAC men's and women's basketball tournaments will again be held at one site -- Orleans Arena in Las Vegas -- over the next four days. The top-seeded Idaho women (22-8) get things started Wednesday at noon with a quarterfinal matchup with Chicago State. The...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

Madison misses out on WAC's top award

In the end, the Western Athletic Conference's nine coaches went with the best player on the one of the league's two best teams instead of the league's leading scorer. New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings was named WAC Player of the Year on Sunday afternoon, beating...

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Idaho completes road sweep at UMKC

The Idaho basketball team entered the week with three road wins all year. In the span of three days, it pocketed two victories away from Moscow -- and the latest was arguably the Vandals' most impressive road victory of the season. Idaho thundered back from...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

WAC tourney seeding scenarios for Idaho

After last night's 79-76 win over Chicago State, Idaho is still in play for the No. 4 seed in next week's WAC tournament. But it could also drop down as low as the seventh seed depending on what happens tomorrow. The full scenarios are below....

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014


Examining the Idaho Vandals' road woes

The Idaho men's basketball team finishes the regular season with two games against beatable opponents -- Chicago State and MIssouri-Kansas City. The problem for the Vandals? Both games are on the road. It's almost been two full months since the Vandals last won away from...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

Umipig, Seattle U streak past Idaho

For much of Saturday night, Seattle U's Isiah Umipig was magnificent and Idaho's Stephen Madison was in foul trouble. The duel between the WAC's top two scorers never really materialized in the Vandals' 76-68 loss to Seattle U at Key Arena. Madison finished with a...

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MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Madison nets fifth weekly WAC award

Fresh off a 34-point performance in the final home game of his year, Idaho senior Stephen Madison was named WAC Player of the Week for a record fifth time this season on Monday. No other WAC player has won the award that many times during...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

Madison, UI seniors get special sendoff

After Idaho gritted out an 83-77 win over Grand Canyon, it felt like a festive family reunion on the Memorial Gym court. Glen Dean's cousins shot hoops with a few of the Vandals. Stephen Madison took photos with his baby, girlfriend, sisters and parents. Dean...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014

Senior Day for Madison, Vandals

The last home game of the season at Idaho is usually Senior Night. Tomorrow, because of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest, it's Senior Day. The Vandals (11-16) will play host to Grand Canyon at 1 p.m. at Memorial Gym. And they'll bid farewell to one...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

Hill, Vandals erupt in win over Northridge 

Connor Hill felt comfortable on Tuesday night, and why not? He was shooting at Memorial Gym, where the Vandals are unbeaten this season (albeit in just three games). Hill sank 8 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in Idaho's 96-88 victory over Cal State Northridge....

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SATURDAY, FEB. 15, 2014

Idaho's Madison scores 42 in loss

Stephen Madison will go down as one of the best scorers in Idaho history. And Saturday night might very well go down as his masterpiece. Unfortunately for UI, it came in game with an all-too-familiar outcome -- a one-point loss. Madison, a 6-foot-6 senior from...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Defense lets Idaho down in second half

The Idaho Vandals had the lead, and a chance for their third straight win, in the second half at Cal State Bakersfield. But like has happened so many times this season, the Vandals fell flat down the stretch in a 76-67 loss to the Roadrunners....

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SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 2014

Madison, Vandals nudge UTPA in OT

Idaho finally got it going at Cowan Spectrum -- just in time to say goodbye for the year to its primary home venue. After upsetting New Mexico State on Thursday, the Vandals gutted out a 70-63 overtime win over Texas-Pan American to collect back-to-back WAC...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014

Vandals upset New Mexico State, 73-67

It was hard to imagine before tonight. Idaho had lost eight of its last 10 games. New Mexico State had giant center Sim Bhullar back healthy and had just creamed league-leading Utah Valley. But the Vandals frustrated NMSU just enough and were clearly the more...

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