February 24, 2011 in Sports

Idaho Vandals outlook


RECORD: 15-11 overall, 7-6 WAC

COMING UP: Tonight at Nevada, 7:30; Saturday at Utah St., 6

OUTLOOK: Two of the Vandals’ best WAC wins this year were over Nevada and Utah State at home. But now Idaho gets the Wolf Pack and Aggies on the road, and both teams sit ahead of the Vandals in the WAC standings. Third-place Nevada (11-15, 7-5) has won seven of its last nine since falling at UI on Jan. 12. If Idaho can finish a season sweep, it will hold a key tiebreaker over UNR entering the WAC tournament in Las Vegas. “The Nevada game, as far as seeding, is a huge game,” coach Don Verlin said. Conference-leading Utah State (25-3, 12-1) will honor its six seniors Saturday night. USU has won 31 straight home games, and its last home conference loss came in March 2007.

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