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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Tyler Hall helps Montana State pull away for victory over Idaho

Montana State had its all-time scoring leader on the floor, and a young Idaho didn’t. It made all the difference in a crucial two minutes in the second half of …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Jordan Davis leads Northern Colorado to overtime win against Idaho

Jordan Davis had 29 points, and Kai Edwards scored on a putback with 16 seconds left in overtime as Northern Colorado held off Idaho 83-79 on Saturday night to remain …


Idaho builds double-digit lead, holds off Eastern Washington rally for first Big Sky victory

The victory is Idaho’s first in the Big Sky Conference against two losses and gives the Vandals a 4-10 overall mark. It also stopped a six-game losing streak.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Taylor Pierce’s 30-point effort helps Idaho down Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington had no answer for Idaho’s Taylor Pierce, whose 30 points, including eight three-pointers, led the Vandals to an 84-68 win on Thursday at the Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Idaho’s late rally comes up short in loss to Weber State

The last word on 2018 for Idaho basketball was a hopeful half in which the Vandals outscored Weber State by 16 points.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Veteran play the difference in Idaho State’s Big Sky-opening win over Idaho

The difference between a team with 10 upperclassmen versus a team with one is apparently about 17 points.


After tough nonconference slates, Eastern Washington, Idaho begin Big Sky play

Syracuse, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, upstart San Francisco and Summit League power South Dakota State provided tough tests for the guard-heavy Eagles, but undesirable results.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Santa Clara wins 4th straight, tops Idaho 77-56

Josh Martin and Josip Vrankic scored 13 points each, Trey Wertz added 10 points and 10 assists, and Santa Clara won its fourth in a row with a 77-56 victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Vandals rally late but fall to Nebraska-Omaha, 89-80

This is the current state of Idaho basketball: Elation and frustration are running neck-and-neck.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Idaho falls short in back-and-forth contest with Cal State Bakersfield

There were 17 lead changes, and the largest advantage either team had was the eight-point edge Idaho enjoyed momentarily with about 13:30 to go in the second half.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby, Robert Franks guide Washington State to 90-70 win over Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

Charged by a 22-point outing from their top scorer, Robert Franks, and 20 more from C.J. Elleby, a freshman who continues to look more comfortable in a crimson jersey, WSU …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

The Battle of the Palouse turns 114 when Washington State, Idaho meet on hardwood Wednesday

For the 114th time since 1906, the Cougars (4-2) and Vandals (3-4) will link up Wednesday night with regional bragging rights on the line. Tipoff at Beasley Coliseum is set …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Trevon Allen scores 19 for Idaho in 67-54 win over North Dakota

Cameron Tyson added 13 points, including a go-ahead 4-point play, for the Vandals (3-4), who shot 49 percent to the Fighting Hawks’ 37 percent and made 12 of 16 free …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Vandal men breeze to 54-point victory

After Walla Walla University canceled its season and dropped out of a date with Idaho, the Vandals were able to fill the schedule vacancy on short notice with West Coast …


Vandals pick up first win by beating Bethesda 87-59

If Idaho did not exactly play down to Bethesda, it was certainly not pushed to lofty heights by the 0-5 Flames from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference of the National …


Cameron Tyson’s big night not enough as Idaho falls to Nicholls State

The Vandals fell to 0-2 with the 83-80 loss in their first home game. But the freshman Tyson introduced himself to Idaho’s fans with a flourish.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11 p.m.

Eyassu Worku leads UC Irvine to season-opening win against Idaho

Eyassu Worku scored 18 points and UC Irvine used a second-half spurt to top Idaho 86-68 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday.


Idaho men: Losses force Vandals to rebuild around young talent

An Idaho Vandals team that was going to be light on experience in the best of circumstances has the additional challenge of managing the loss of its best returning player …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena

In the future, the University of Idaho’s planned Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will simply be a building, a well-appointed, tasteful home to men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Former Idaho guard Victor Sanders will play professionally in Belgium

Former Idaho guard Victor Sanders will join the Telenet Giants Antwerp of the Pro Basketball League in Belgium. Sanders, who averaged 19 points per game as a senior, helped lead …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ex-Idaho standout Victor Sanders to play for Denver Nuggets in NBA summer league

Victor Sanders, who finished his collegiate basketball career as Idaho’s second-leading scorer all-time, has signed with the Denver Nuggets’ NBA summer-league team.


Bothell High’s Cameron Tyson selects Idaho for basketball

Cameron Tyson, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Bothell (Washington) High School, said he will play basketball for Idaho next year.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Hot-shooting Southern Utah surprises Idaho in Big Sky Tournament quarterfinal

After two narrow wins against the 10th-place team in the Big Sky Conference, surely the Idaho Vandals would take care of business when it mattered most.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Idaho women’s basketball hopes for repeat success against Montana State

The Vandals women will take another helping of their first meeting with Montana State, please. On Feb. 15, Idaho torched the defending Big Sky Conference champions with 17 3-pointers on …


Brayon Blake’s complete game includes winning bucket for Vandals

With nine seconds remaining, Brayon Blake returned to the court with the score tied at 76. And when Victor Sanders’ long shot went wide, Blake went high for the rebound …


Idaho Vandals cope with Victor Sanders’ foul trouble, knock off Northern Arizona

Idaho had its season leading scorer, Victor Sanders, on the floor for only 8 minutes in the second half, as he battled foul trouble and eventually fouled out with 5 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Vandal careers winding down for Jordan Scott, Brayon Blake

Brayon Blake has risen to Verlin’s challenge to consistently deliver for the Vandals the performances he occasionally produced as a junior. Idaho’s leading rebounder, he raised his per game average …


Idaho Vandals lose senior guard Perrion Callandret for remainder of season

Perrion Callandret, who missed long stretches of two seasons with injuries, had his University of Idaho basketball career cut short by another one.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky

Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday …