Hill’s record season 05.07.2015
Hill shines in Idaho’s disappointing season The 2014-2015 men’s basketball season will be remembered as the year Connor Hill reigned supreme while he continued his prowess of raining 3s — a lot of them. The senior shooting guard from Post Falls, Idaho, spent his final season rewriting the Idaho record books. Hill’s 108 buckets from …
Projecting starters 05.07.2015
March Madness is only recently in the rear-view mirror, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next basketball season.
Idaho basketball lands commitment from 3-star forward Nick Blair With the graduation of seniors Connor Hill, Mike Scott and Bira Seck, along with junior Sekou Wiggs leaving the men’s basketball program, Idaho coach Don Verlin needed to reload his roster. Enter Nick Blair, a slashing and defensive 3-star forward from national powerhouse Bishop Gorman High …
Tougher than the WAC 03.23.2015
Wins didn’t come easy in Idaho’s first season back in Big Sky Conference When the final buzzer sounded on Idaho’s season, Idaho coach Don Verlin said he expected to have more Ws in the win column. “It wasn’t how we drew it up,” Verlin said. “We thought we could win a few more games.” With …
Sports briefs 03.10.2015
Hill, Scott make All-Big Sky team The Big Sky Conference’s postseason honors were announced Monday and Idaho seniors Connor Hill and Mike Scott made the list. The Vandal duo earned second-team All-Big Sky honors in Idaho’s first year back in the conference. Hill, a native of Post Falls, Idaho, is the most prolific 3-point shooter …
Big Sky Tournament predictions 03.09.2015
Tournament bound 03.09.2015
Despite loss, Vandals earn postseason berth The bad news is Idaho lost to Idaho State 67-65 in the final game of the season Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. The good news is Idaho clinched a Big Sky Tournament berth with Portland State beating Southern Utah, 86-73.
Flu holds Hill back, Vandals lose 03.05.2015
Idaho can’t clinch playoff berth Despite coming down with the flu prior to Thursday’s game against Weber State, Connor Hill attempted to battle through the illness and tried to help his team clinch a Big Sky tournament berth. The flu, however, got the best of Hill. The senior shooting guard was held to four points, …
Victorious on Senior Day 03.02.2015
Hill bests former teammate on Senior Day When the final buzzer sounded in Idaho’s 80-73 Senior Day win over Montana State, Marcus Colbert went over to his old high school teammate Connor Hill and congratulated him.
Vandals win 2 OT thriller 02.26.2015
Idaho came back to defeat Montana 92-87 Thursday It took two overtimes, but Idaho fought its way to a 92-87 victory over Montana Thursday night in front of an electric Memorial Gym crowd.
From Dakar, Senegal, to Fukuoka Daiichi High School in Japan, to France, to Southeastern Community College in Iowa and Olney Central College in Illinois, Bira Seck’s path to Idaho was far from one most college athletes take.
Hill to launch last 3-pointers at home 02.26.2015
In spite of being the 2011 Idaho 5A Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year, Connor Hill didn’t receive much attention coming out of high school.
Scott emerged as leader during senior season 02.26.2015
One year ago, senior Mike Scott stepped into the men’s basketball starting lineup in place of a banged up Glen Dean after coming off the bench all season.
Athletes of the week 02.23.2015
Mike Scott — men’s basketball It wasn’t a good weekend for Idaho men’s basketball as they dropped two games to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah in a critical stretch to get a higher seed in the Big Sky Tournament. One bright spot though was the play of point guard Mike Scott, who was one of …
Final home stretch ahead 02.23.2015
Idaho drops to seventh in Big Sky standings over weekend Close games haven’t gone Idaho’s way this season. The Vandal men’s basketball team lost its sixth game by three or fewer points this season Saturday at Southern Utah. The second consecutive loss dropped the team to second place in the conference — one spot above …
Vandals make latepush, Lumberjacksanswer for victory In one swift basket, Northern Arizona’s Quinton Upshur gave his team the lead and killed whatever momentum Idaho had at the time. The Lumberjacks were down one with just under two minutes remaining when the 6-foot-5-senior shooting guard pulled up from behind the arc and drained a 3-pointer to …
Big Sky round up 02.17.2015
Eastern Washington(19-6, 10-2) After their loss to Portland State last Saturday, the Eagles were in jeopardy of losing their top spot in the conference standings. Thanks to Idaho’s victory over Sacramento State, Eastern kept its No. 1 seed. We wonder if Don Verlin got a valentine from EWU coach Jim Hayford.
Vandal Victory 02.17.2015
Idaho defense suffocates Hornet offense Saturday Idaho coach Don Verlin said Mike Scott’s performance in Saturday’s 69-58 victory over Sacramento State might have been the best of his career. “Mike Scott probably played his best overall game,” Verlin said of his senior point guard. “He had to handle the ball versus the pressure, he had …
Hill leads Vandals 02.12.2015
Hill doesn’t miss 3-pointer insecond half of Idaho win Idaho already gave Connor Hill his own T-shirt giveaway night, but after his performance against Portland State Thursday, the school might want to give him his own bobble head.
Athletes of the week 02.09.2015
Mike Scott — men’s basketball
Vandals struggle on road, again 02.09.2015
Vandals 1-3 on latest road trip, lose to UM The road struggles continued for the Vandals as they couldn’t capitalize on an early seven-point lead against the Montana Grizzlies Saturday night in Missoula, Montana.
Vandals overcome deficit 02.05.2015
Vandals win first conference road game this season An unexpected hero rescued the Vandals in their 80-71 victory over Montana State Thursday night in Bozeman, Montana. Nine points was all Jordan Scott had scored with the limited playing time he’s received this season. However, as the Vandals struggled against the last place Bobcats, Scott came …
Late game woes 02.02.2015
EWU overcomes 17-point deficit, wins in overtime With just over eight minutes left to play in last Saturday’s game against Eastern Washington, the Vandals had their biggest lead of 17 points and the cards looked to be in their favor.
Could be different season 02.02.2015
Idaho men’s basketball team’s close losses hurt them in standings One might look at a 3-5 record and assume the particular team is not good, but records can be deceiving. The Idaho men’s basketball team carries a 3-5 Big Sky Conference record so far this season and is 8-10 overall, but the Vandals are definitely …
Vandals out for revenge 01.29.2015
Idaho seeks revenge in rematch against EWU Following four consecutive defeats, the Idaho men’s basketball team ended its skid last Saturday with an 83-79 win over Northern Colorado.