RECORD: 9-10 overall, 3-3 WAC
COMING UP: Tonight vs. Boise State, 7:05; Saturday vs. Nevada, 7:05 p.m.
OUTLOOK: The Vandals are alone in fourth place in the Western Athletic Conference and poised to either make a push for a top spot or fall back into the crowded pack of sub-.500 teams, so this has the makings of a huge week. Boise State (14-5, 5-2) is in third, two games behind Utah State, while Nevada (12-7, 5-1) is 11/2 games off the pace and in second. “If we win these two games, I think this could be one of the biggest times in the Idaho basketball program in a while,” point guard Mac Hopson said. The well-balanced Broncos have four players averaging at least 9.7 points per game, led by senior forward Mark Sanchez.