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Former Vandals forward Brayon Blake signs to play on Cavaliers’ summer league team

Challenged by coach Don Verlin before the start of his senior season to become a player Idaho could count on every game, Brayon Blake responded with a dozen double-doubles and …


Idaho Vandals defeat Southern Utah to take fourth seed in Big Sky tourney

Victor Sanders and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan combined to score 43 points and Idaho clinched a first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference by beating Southern Utah, 84-75 in the regular season …


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.


Victor Sanders scores 30, leads Idaho over Idaho State

Victor Sanders scored 30 points and Idaho held off Idaho State’s late rally for a 69-61 victory on Thursday night in Big Sky Conference play.


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 …


North Dakota eases past Idaho for 12th consecutive Big Sky men’s basketball home win

Geno Crandall scored 22 points and North Dakota earned its 12th straight Big Sky home win in an 88-65 blowout over Idaho on Saturday.


Victor Sanders scores 25 points and Idaho beats Northern Colorado

Victor Sanders scored 25 points and Brayon Blake had 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Idaho beat Northern Colorado 88-76 on Thursday night in Greeley, Colorado.


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Victor Sanders drops 28 points and Idaho tops Montana in overtime

Victor Sanders scored 28 points and Idaho made all six of its free throws in the last 36 seconds to defeat Montana 85-77 in overtime on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Tyler Hall scores 31 points as Montana State holds off Idaho in double overtime

Tyler Hall scored five of Montana State’s last seven points, finished with 31 and kicked off the second overtime with a steal and an assist as the Bobcats held on …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

BJ Blake scores 18 points and Idaho roughs up last-place Northern Arizona

BJ Blake had a career-high 18 points, Vic Sanders had 17 and Idaho squeezed the life out of undermanned Northern Arizona 65-49, with 1,323 watching at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Vic Sanders matches career high with 33 points as Vandals men triumph

Vic Sanders wasn’t supposed to be a point guard this season. Nor was he supposed to be the Idaho Vandals’ only premier scorer.


Idaho tops Idaho State behind Victor Sanders’ 22 points

Victor Sanders scored 14 of his 22 points from the free-throw line, Chad Sherwood added 13 points and Idaho rolled to a 77-62 win over Idaho State on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Five score in double figures as Weber State’s men pound Idaho

Jeremy Senglin scored 21 points and was joined in double-figure scoring by four teammates as Weber State pushed its win streak to six games with a 91-66 win over Idaho …


Brayon Blake’s tip-in helps Idaho Vandals get past Montana State in OT

Leaking oil and ejecting broken parts, Idaho and Montana State limped, gasped, shuddered and slammed into each other in an overtime gem on Saturday, with the Vandals winning in a …


Injury-depleted Vandals make too many turnovers in loss to Montana

After he fouled out in the closing minute, Idaho’s Victor Sanders untucked his jersey and made his way to the second-to-last seat on the Vandals’ bench.


Stanford rallies from 11-point deficit to hold off Idaho

Dorian Pickens scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, Reid Travis had 20 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Stanford held off Idaho …


Victor Sanders helps Idaho cruise over NW Nazarene

Victor Sanders scored 18 points and Idaho (5-5) had little trouble dropping NW Nazarene 87-61 on Saturday.


Jordan Scott’s last-gasp layup gives Idaho men win over UC Davis

Brayon Blake watched the final play unfold from the Idaho bench, from Pat Ingram’s rebound of UC Davis’ missed free throw to Myles Franklin’s laser pass up the court to …


Majauskas scores 17 as Sam Houston State holds off Idaho 69-62

Aurimas Majauskas had 17 points and eight rebounds as Sam Houston State held off Idaho 69-62 on Friday night.


Vandals fend off Jackrabbits in overtime

When Pat Ingram says he couldn’t “shoot nothing” last year, he’s not kidding. The Idaho guard attempted one 3-pointer in 2015-2016 … and missed it.


Victor Sanders helps Vandals through rough patches in win against Corban in season opener

The final score – 90-67 – suggests the Idaho men’s basketball team had no problem dispatching Corban University to open the season. A more accurate assessment: The Vandals had no …


Idaho Vandals look to guards Perrion Callandret, Victor Sanders

Perrion Callandret sometimes looks down at his jersey on the court and remembers. He remembers how blessed he was to play with his half-brother as a freshman, despite the fact …


Impact player: Idaho’s Victor Sanders

For the Vandals to overtake Weber State and Montana – the only teams that finished ahead of them in the Big Sky last season – Victor Sanders needs to make …


Vandals unveil plan for $30 million basketball, multi-use facility

A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and …


College basketball: Idaho men selected second in Big Sky preseason coaches’ poll

Idaho, which returns its top five scorers from last season, was selected No. 2 in the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced Friday.


Verlin’s participation in Coaches vs. Cancer is personal

For Idaho basketball coach Don Verlin, the fight against cancer became personal in the summer in 2005.


Vandals new and old ready for trip to China

Chris Sarbaugh planned on being halfway around the world by now. Ireland, Croatia, Germany, Italy – he had the European works of travel planned as a post-graduation present to himself. …


Redhawks end Vandals’ season

In the span of about three minutes, Brendan Westendorf all but put an end to the Vandals’ first postseason appearance since 2012, as well as their season.