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10.27.2014 – 10:16 pm |

Silver and Gold Scrimmage concludes
The Idaho men’s and women’s basketball teams played in the annual Silver and Gold Scrimmage Friday in Memorial Gym.
The women’s team started the night off led by senior guard Stacy Barr, …

No powerhouse on men’s basketball schedule — Idaho basketball schedule features new Big Sky slate

09.02.2014 – 10:28 pm |

The 2014 schedule for the Idaho men’s basketball team is filled with regional rivalry games due to the new Big Sky schedule. 

Conferences will challenge Vandals – Idaho is back in familiar territory but new conferences won’t be easy

07.22.2014 – 9:48 pm |

Returning to the conferences of old may seem like a downgrade in competition from the Western Athletic Conference but that shouldn’t be the case for the 2014-15 Vandal teams. Instead, it will be a challenge.

Readers as Leaders

04.10.2014 – 8:25 pm |

When the men’s basketball team hosted Texas-Pan American, a 70-63 overtime victory, screams were at a higher pitch that night. That was due to all of the elementary school students in attendance. They were there …

Optimism for future — With how season ended, men’s basketball team could be ready for breakout next season

03.27.2014 – 9:49 pm |

What a wild end of the season for the Idaho men’s basketball team. 

Rollercoaster season — Men’s basketball season was anything but boring

03.27.2014 – 9:47 pm |

Out of 34 games played this season by the Idaho men’s basketball team, 26 of those games were decided by 10 points or less, 17 were decided by five points or less and six of …

Truly March Madness: Idaho men advance to WAC Championship game

03.14.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Don Verlin heard the chatter. He heard the criticism. He heard what the fans needed him to do in Las Vegas.
Just win a conference tournament a game.
Well, how about winning two. Even better, how about …

Idaho rides hot streak heading into Vegas

03.11.2014 – 8:32 am |

It was a basketball game that had no meaning for conference standings, but was a preview of the Idaho men’s basketball team’s first round opponent.

On to WAC Tournament

03.10.2014 – 10:31 pm |

After a horrid 2-6 start to WAC play this season, the Idaho men’s basketball team seemed destined to place near the bottom of the league.
Instead, the Vandals improved during the second half of the season, …

Becoming ‘The Man’

03.10.2014 – 10:31 pm |

Stephen Madison hobbled off the court in Orem, Utah, hardly able to do so without help.

Close game in Chicago — Hill’s strong first half carries Idaho over Chicago State

03.06.2014 – 10:31 pm |

After leading by 15 points with nine minutes left in the game, the Idaho men’s basketball team barely escaped with a 79-76 victory over Chicago State Thursday in Chicago.

Tough future without Madison — Life without senior Stephen Madison could be rough

03.03.2014 – 10:45 pm |

The Idaho men’s basketball team went to the Key Arena in Seattle on Saturday looking to avenge a loss from earlier this season. Unfortunately, vengeance eluded the Vandals.  

Umipig makes it rain in Emerald City — Foul trouble hurts Madison, Vandals in loss at Seattle

03.03.2014 – 10:40 pm |

If Stephen Madison thought he had a case for WAC Player of the Year, Seattle’s Isiah Umipig one-upped him on Saturday at the Key Arena.

Breaking it down – Seeding scenarios for Vandal men and women

02.27.2014 – 10:36 pm |
Breaking it down – Seeding scenarios for Vandal men and women

One will be looking to etch its name on yet another conference championship trophy, while the other will be scrapping for its first ever win at the Orleans Arena. 

Final stretch – Vandals look to avenge one-point loss to Seattle U

02.27.2014 – 10:30 pm |

When you lose one game, you owe them one, Stephen Madison said of the first time Idaho men’s basketball team played Seattle U back on Feb. 1 in the Cowan Spectrum.

Three seed a realistic possibility — men’s basketball can steal No. 3 seed if it remains consistent

02.25.2014 – 4:06 pm |

The Idaho men’s basketball team is 5-8 in the WAC going into its last three games of the regular season.
A team with a record like that usually has no shot of getting a top four …

Madison shines on Senior Day — Idaho improves to 4-0 in Memorial Gym with win over Grand Canyon

02.22.2014 – 7:39 pm |

Stephen Madison will go down as one of the all-time greats in Idaho basketball history, and his last home game capped off a great career for the senior from Portland, Ore.
It was a typical Madison …

Memorial ‘Gem’ — Senior Day OK in Memorial Gym

02.20.2014 – 9:29 pm |
Memorial ‘Gem’ — Senior Day OK in Memorial Gym

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is in town and not a soul is happier for the occasion than Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin. 

Senior Night for Vandals — Idaho undefeated in Memorial Gym heading into Senior Night

02.20.2014 – 9:26 pm |

Stephen Madison will go down as one of the top 10 or 15 players in Idaho history, said Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin following the game against Texas-Pan American. Madison made a 3-pointer that …

Hill, Idaho top CSUN – Men’s basketball scores season high in win over Matadors

02.18.2014 – 10:40 pm |

As Stephen Madison challenged the Idaho record books with 42 points Saturday against Utah Valley, so did Connor Hill with his 3-point shooting Tuesday against Cal State-Northridge hitting eight 3-pointers, just one shy of the …

WAC Round up

02.18.2014 – 9:03 pm |

Utah Valley (15-9, 9-2)

Invaluable — Madison makes strong case for WAC Player of the Year

02.18.2014 – 9:02 pm |
Invaluable — Madison makes strong case for WAC Player of the Year

This season has been full of ups and downs for the Idaho men’s basketball team. But with all the bumps and turns during this season, there continues to be a consistent bright spot every game …

Same misery — Stephen Madison has career night, still falls short in Utah

02.15.2014 – 10:36 pm |

Calling it a career night doesn’t begin to describe the night that Stephen Madison had Saturday down in Orem, Utah, even though it was. A performance that will go down in Idaho’s history books sounds …

Cold shooting streak continues on road — Vandals can’t improve on their winning streak, lose to CSUB 76-67

02.13.2014 – 10:39 pm |

After an emotional 70-63 overtime win last week against Texas Pan-American, the Idaho men’s basketball team failed to improve on its season-best two-game winning streak, when it lost to Cal State-Bakersfield 76–67 Thursday night. 

Breaking a trend – Vandals win two straight games for the first time in conference play

02.10.2014 – 10:15 pm |

A literal last minute 3-pointer from senior forward Stephen Madison allowed the Idaho men’s basketball team to go into overtime and eventually win against Texas-Pan American on Saturday in the Cowan Spectrum. With the last-second …

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