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Vandals can’t buck odds, lose in WAC final

The Vandals played their hand and came away with barely enough for the bus ride home, losing to New Mexico State 77-55 in the Western Athletic Conference championship game Saturday …


Idaho men upset top-seeded Utah Valley in WAC semifinals

LAS VEGAS – With the most important game of the season on the horizon, forgive the Idaho Vandals for taking some time before focusing on the upcoming contest. After all, …


Idaho men upset top-seeded Utah Valley in WAC semifinals

Stephen Madison scored 25 points to help No. 5 seed Idaho knock off top-seeded Utah Valley State 74-69 Friday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference Championship.


Idaho women reach WAC final

Western Athletic Conference player of the year Stacey Barr scored 35 points to lead Idaho’s 75-65 victory over New Mexico State in the WAC women’s tournament semifinals.


Idaho women crush Chicago State in WAC tournament opener

Emperor Petronius Maximus would not have thought the sacking of Rome was so bad if he could have seen what the Vandals had in store for Chicago State.


Idaho’s Madison on all-WAC first team

DENVER – After collecting a Western Athletic Conference record five Player of the Week honors throughout the season, Idaho senior Stephen Madison was recognized with first-team all-WAC basketball honors on …


Vandals hit all net: Berth in NCAAs

LAS VEGAS – They sang and danced their way into history and out of town, snagging the championship and taking pieces of the net as souvenirs. Idaho coach Jon Newlee …


Idaho women hang on to reach WAC title game

LAS VEGAS – Devyn Christensen collapsed onto the Orleans Arena floor, crushed beneath the realization that even her WAC tournament-record nine 3-pointers and career-high 37 points weren’t enough to prolong …


Karr’s buzzer-beater lifts UI past San Jose St.

LAS VEGAS – Krissy Karr wasn’t supposed to be the one taking the shot. But given how much the Idaho women’s basketball team struggled in its WAC tournament opener against …


Stanford rallies past UCLA for Pac-10 women’s championship

Stanford found itself in a rare hole against UCLA, needing an offensive burst to get back in the game. Toni Kokenis delivered in the clutch. The freshman from suburban Chicago …


Utah State advances to WAC championship game

LAS VEGAS – Tai Wesley had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Brockeith Pane added 16 points and No. 23 Utah State held off San Jose State 58-54 Friday night to …


Nevada knocks ailing Vandals out of WAC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Short-handed and running on fumes, the University of Idaho women’s basketball team gave Nevada all it could handle deep into the second half. That’s when the tiring …


San Jose State thrives on outside game in WAC tournament win over Idaho

LAS VEGAS – After doing just about everything right to dig out of a nine-point deficit in the second half, the Idaho Vandals did just everything wrong with the outcome …


Vandals women overcome illnesses to win WAC tourney opener

LAS VEGAS – Basketball coaches often say it’s difficult to beat a good team three times. Try doing it when a starting guard spends the night before the game in …


Idaho remains wary of San Jose State at WAC tournament

LAS VEGAS – The last time Idaho saw San Jose State, the Vandals led by 10 with just less than 2 minutes to play, by eight with 1 minute left …


Vandals’ Jeff Ledbetter enjoys his role as crowd’s villain

MOSCOW, Idaho – An afternoon practice in late February is over, and now the easy part begins for Jeff Ledbetter. Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin tells his players to …


Vandals hot heading into WAC tourney

MOSCOW, Idaho – They’ve rattled off six wins in their past seven games to make a late-season charge up the Western Athletic Conference standings. Yet still, the Idaho Vandals haven’t …