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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Nate Sherwood’s buzzer-beating tip helps Idaho drop Montana

In a game in which Idaho consistently came up with big plays, it saved the best for last.


Brayon Blake, Victor Sanders combine for 50 points in Idaho men’s victory

Brayon Blake scored 28 points with eight rebounds, Victor Sanders added 22 points with seven assists and Idaho turned back Portland State 97-88 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Victor Sanders has big game as Vandals wear out North Dakota

Victor Sanders became Idaho’s career No. 2 scorer and his 26 points led the Vandals to a 96-71 win over North Dakota on Saturday night in Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Twice the fun: Eastern Washington, Idaho meet in basketball doubleheader

The idea was so good, Wendy Schuller wondered why they hadn’t done it sooner.


Vandals play to the buzzer again, but Portland State prevails 73-72

In a one-point win over Sacramento State Thursday and a 73-72 loss to Portland State Saturday, Idaho played basketball as a complete 40-minute game, against the Vikings, down to a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Vandals hang on to defeat Sacramento State 69-68

By the narrowest margin and with great effort Idaho overhauled Sacramento State then outlasted the Hornets 69-68 in Cowan Spectrum on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Northern Colorado withstands Idaho flurry for 81-77 win

Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.


Once Vandals get going, they cruise past Simon Fraser

Idaho’s comfortable 73-54 victory over Division II Simon Fraser Friday in Cowan Spectrum was not unexpected. The fact it took a brutal five-minute stretch for the Clan early in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Washington State, Idaho bring contrasting styles, winning records into 273rd Battle of the Palouse

Wednesday’s game is the 273rd between the border rivals and marks the 113th consecutive season the teams have met. WSU holds the series lead at 163-109.


Victor Sanders, tough defense lead Idaho to men’s basketball win

An opening 10 minutes played at full tilt got Idaho’s men’s basketball team out to a big early lead.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Idaho men’s basketball to face Oregon in preseason exhibition

Idaho has added another exhibition to their preseason, as the Vandals will head west to take on Oregon in Eugene at 11 a.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Idaho picked to win Big Sky by coaches, media; Eastern Washington middle of the pack

Idaho has been picked to finish first by the media and the coaches in Big Sky Conference preseason polls released Friday by the league office.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Idaho picked to win Big Sky Conference by coaches, media

Idaho has been picked to finish first by the media and the coaches in Big Sky Conference preseason polls released Friday by the league office.


University’s Tanner Christensen makes oral commitment to Idaho basketball

University senior forward Tanner Christensen will continue his basketball career at Idaho after making an oral commitment to the Division I program over the weekend.


Vandals expect perfect mixture of seniors, top newcomers

In a normal year, the start of college basketball practice would focus nearly universally on the prospects of a team, with maybe a few thoughts given to how a conference …


Big Sky Conference basketball tournament counting on central location in Boise

The Big Sky Conference announced on Monday that it will move its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments to CenturyLink Arena in Boise.


Report: Big Sky basketball tournaments moving to Boise

According to multiple reports, the Big Sky Conference will move its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments from Reno, Nevada to Boise starting after the 2018-19 season.


Idaho’s Victor Sanders returns for senior season

After working out with a handful of NBA teams, Idaho guard Victor Sanders has elected to return to the Vandals for his senior season in 2017-18.


Idaho’s Victor Sanders declares for draft, won’t sign with agent

Idaho junior guard Victor Sanders has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as announced by head coach Don Verlin and the team on Friday. Sanders will not be …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Idaho edged by North Dakota in Big Sky semifinals

Corey Baldwin hit a 3-point shot with a minute to play, lifting Dakota to a 69-64 win over Idaho on Friday in the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament at the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Victor Sanders, inside game carry Idaho past Montana in Big Sky men’s quarterfinal

His Idaho coaches and teammates knew it: Victor Sanders would make the big plays when it mattered most.


Idaho enters Big Sky men’s basketball tournament as conference’s hottest team

For two weeks in China, it was just them.


Idaho women need strong ending to Big Sky basketball regular season

A split on the road last week leaves defending Big Sky tournament champion Idaho in fifth place and needing some help to avoid playing in Monday’s first round of the …


Big Sky expects bigger, better experience next week in Reno

So, Eastern Washington basketball fans, still not sure about tripping to Reno, Nevada, for the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament?


Vandals hold off Weber State in overtime despite absence of leading scorer Victor Sanders

When the news reached Weber State coach Randy Rahe that Idaho would be without Victor Sanders on Saturday afternoon, he didn’t exactly rejoice.


Unbreakable bond: Prison time didn’t shatter Sanderses’ strong relationship

Idaho’s Victor Sanders, currently enjoying the finest year of his college career (21.2 points, 3.2 assists), was fatherless for 10 years. But no one played a bigger role in instilling …


Role players help Eastern Washington beat Idaho, 77-67

With forward Jacob Wiley bottled up, Eastern Washington got big games from Ty Gibson and Sir Washington to take a crucial 77-67 Big Sky Conference win over Idaho on Friday …


Vic Sanders reaches 1,000-point mark as defensive-minded Idaho men race past Hornets

Late in Saturday night’s game, Idaho guard Pat Ingram flew into a crowded spot on the floor and came away with the loose ball on defense.


Tara VanDerveer’s victory total a milestone worth many ‘wows’

Victories make Tara VanDerveer mighty proud, even if she does not say so directly or blatantly. She would rather tell stories. She has many good ones. I ask if she …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Vic Sanders scores 40 as Idaho cruises past Portland State in Big Sky men’s basketball

Normally, having one player who enters a zone in which he simply can’t miss from downtown is enough to win a basketball game. When two do it? Well, it’s no …