COMING UP: Tonight at Chicago State, 5; Saturday at UMKC, 7:35 p.m.
OUTLOOK: The story for Idaho early in the season was its homecourt woes. But it hasn’t won away from Moscow since Jan. 9 at Texas-Pan American and has the worst road record in the WAC (3-10 overall and 1-5 in conference games). After stumbling at Seattle U last week, the Vandals close out the regular season with a challenging Midwest road trip. Chicago State and Missouri-Kansas City have already bagged close wins in Moscow, and both are just ahead of UI in the league standings. If the Vandals finish seventh or better, they won’t have to play New Mexico State or Utah Valley in the opening round of next week’s WAC tournament in Las Vegas.