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.

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

‘Tiebreak system is messed up’ 03.09.2015

Tiebreak rules ruin chance at postseason play for Idaho despite Senior Day win A series of confusing tiebreak rules overshadowed a Senior Day blowout for the Idaho women’s basketball team Saturday in the Cowan Spectrum.

Idaho starts off senior week with a bang 03.05.2015

After blowout win, Idaho controls its own postseason destiny Hitting 3-pointers is common for the Idaho women’s basketball team, but for junior post Ali Forde to hit one isn’t quite so commonplace. “That was pretty awesome,” Forde said. “I always get really excited when I make 3s whether I bank them in or I swish

Not in Norway anymore 03.05.2015

Maren Austgulen to play last home game for Idaho When you live thousands of miles away from a team, you usually don’t plan on playing there, especially if it’s in another country. Maren Austgulen, a senior on the Idaho women’s basketball team, probably never thought she was going to play basketball at Idaho because she

Raising the Barr 03.05.2015

Barr’s scoring, leadership will be missed Even though Stacey Barr is arguably the most well-known female athlete on the Idaho campus, she doesn’t dwell in the spotlight. The senior guard on the Idaho women’s basketball team leads the Big Sky in scoring with 21.1 points per game. Barr, a Melbourne, Australia, native, has also played

‘You the real MVP’ 03.02.2015

Behind gaudy point totals, Idaho senior deserves postseason recognition In some cases, the most valuable player for a given conference is the best player on the best team, but in others it is simply the player who is the most valuable to the team they play for. Of these two, the latter is true of

Tournament hopes dwindling 03.02.2015

Idaho loses at Montana State, final two games this week in Moscow It was the type of game you would expect between two teams fighting for a Big Sky Conference Tournament berth. The Idaho women’s basketball team entered Saturday afternoon’s game against Montana State in ninth place in the Big Sky while Montana State held

Vandals fall to No. 1 Montana 02.27.2015

Stacey Barr continues to make case for Big Sky MVP in loss Senior guard Stacey Barr did everything she could to keep Idaho out of the loss column, but despite 24 points, it wasn’t enough. The Big Sky leading Montana Grizzlies (20-7 overall, 13-3 Big Sky) maintained their lead in the conference as they defeated

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

Defense key in win 02.23.2015

Idaho prepares for rematch with Montana After digging themselves into a 3-7 conference hole, the Idaho women’s basketball team had little room for error heading down the final stretch if the team wanted any hope of advancing to a third straight NCAA Tournament.

Hope still alive 02.19.2015

Idaho gets much neededwin at home The Vandals (11-13 overall, 5-8 Big Sky) kept their postseason hopes alive by way of an impressive 78-43 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (11-13, 7-6).

Hornets sting Vandals with 3s 02.17.2015

Turnovers, 3-pointers hurt Vandals in weekend loss The final stretch of the season features four out of the final six games at home for the Idaho women’s basketball team. This is a welcome sight on the schedule for a team with some work to do to qualify for the Big Sky Tournament in March.

Vandals roll over Vikings in Portland 02.13.2015

Another stellar night from Stacey Barr lifts Idaho Another day and another 20-point game for senior guard Stacey Barr. The Melbourne, Australia, native continued her strong senior season, scoring 13 points in the first half as the Vandals rolled over Portland Stats 69-49 Thursday night in Portland.

Sports briefs 02.12.2015

Football roster loses 19, adds two players The departure of quarterback Chad Chalich was well-known around the Idaho community, but he’s not the only player from last season’s football roster who had eligibility left and isn’t on the current 2015-2016 roster. Including Chalich, 19 players from last season’s team are absent from the latest Vandal

Athletes of the week 02.09.2015

Mike Scott — men’s basketball

Griz outmuscle Vandals 02.09.2015

Idaho women’s basketball team faces uphill battle to make Big Sky Tournament Normally, getting 27 points from the team’s best player and a double digit lead at halftime is a recipe for an upset against the conference’s top team.

Shooting dooms Vandals 02.05.2015

Stacey Barr’s 26-point, 15-rebound performance in vain Despite a night in which Stacey Barr scored 26 points, including 10 from the free-throw line, the Vandals still struggled to get anything going offensively as they fell to Montana State 76-65 Thursday night in the Cowan Spectrum.

Women’s Big Sky Round Up 02.02.2015

Montana (15-5, 8-1) The Grizzlies lost four of their first six games to start the season, but since then, they have won 13 of their last 14 games. The hottest team in the Big Sky most recently beat second-place Sacramento State by eight points at home. Montana shouldn’t slow down the rest of the season.

Vandals win rematch 02.02.2015

Idaho avenges previous loss to EWU with win Saturday Seeing Stacey Barr score 30 points in a game isn’t uncommon. Saturday’s 71-58 Idaho win over Eastern Washington was the third time she’s completed the feat this season. It is uncommon, however, to see Barr getting medical attention on the sideline.

Vandals prepare for rematch 01.30.2015

Despite slow start, Idaho still confident heading into home stretch After a winless road trip where the Vandals gave up 13 3-pointers to Northern Colorado in a 72-50 loss Saturday, returning back to the friendly confines of the Cowan Spectrum might be what the Idaho women’s basketball team needs as it prepares for a rematch

Bears make it rain 01.26.2015

Northern Colorado hot beyond the arc, beat Idaho women The welcome confines of the Cowan Spectrum and three-straight home games await the Idaho women’s basketball team this week after a 0-2 road trip.

Upset bid comes up short 01.22.2015

Tough defense, rebounding not enough for Idaho women’s basketball Despite a season high 20-point performance from junior guard Christina Salvatore, the Vandals fell to North Dakota 68-62 Thursday night.

Improving defense 01.20.2015

Defense shines as Barr surpasses Charlston in all-time scoring The disastrous defensive showing last Thursday, which resulted in allowing 107 points to Sacramento State, disappeared Saturday during the Vandals’ 77-49 win over Portland State.

Reilly’s career night comes up short 01.15.2015

Despite four players in double figures, Vandals fall at home Despite a career-best 27 points from sophomore post Brooke Reilly, Sacramento State’s full-court press and 12-player bench proved to be too much for the Vandal women’s basketball team.