March 1, 2012 in Sports

Coming up: Idaho Vandals


RECORD: 16-11 overall, 7-5 WAC

COMING UP: Thursday at Hawaii, 9 p.m.; Saturday at San Jose State, 7

OUTLOOK: Today’s game in Honolulu is the biggest of the regular season for the Vandals, and it’s not even close. If they beat Hawaii, they are assured of finishing third in the WAC. A loss to the Warriors, who beat Idaho in Moscow earlier this season, means UI could tumble to the fourth or fifth seed in next week’s WAC tournament in Las Vegas. Hawaii (15-13, 6-6) has two skilled posts in Vander Joaquim and Joston Thomas and a 6-foot-6 guard, Zane Johnson, who averages 14 points per game and presents problems for Idaho’s small starting backcourt. “We don’t match up very well with them,” UI coach Don Verlin said. UH averages nearly 17 assists per game – best in the WAC.

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