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Five keys to success for Idaho men’s basketball

1 Sustain intensity. Verlin has seen his young team play at a high level at practice and scrimmages, but only for brief stretches. Part of the issue, he said, is …


Dean plans to suit up for UI

College basketball: Glen Dean, the former Eastern Washington University guard and brother of Idaho men’s basketball signee Perrion Callandret, will play his final year for the Vandals, according to multiple …


Idaho finds value in humbling loss

STORRS, Conn. – The Idaho women’s basketball team will enter the 2013-14 season as one of the teams to watch in the WAC, with all five starters returning from the …


Young Vandals never gave up

The Idaho Vandals could have folded the tent after a conference- opening loss dropped their overall record to 3-9 on Dec. 29. Instead, the Vand- als are packing their bags …


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 …


Idaho’s Barone is WAC Player of Year

DENVER – Idaho Vandals senior center Kyle Barone was voted the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the league’s basketball coaches, the conference announced on Sunday. The 6-foot-10 …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Saturday vs. Seattle U, 7:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Vandals close the regular season with a game that doesn’t mean anything for next week’s WAC tournament. They’ll be the …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight at Texas-San Antonio, 5; Saturday at Texas State, noon OUTLOOK: The Vandals’ final kick of the regular season begins tonight in San Antonio, where they’ll try to …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Saturday at Idaho State, 1 p.m. OUTLOOK: After four straight losses, Idaho takes a week off from WAC play to visit Idaho State (5-20) in a BracketBusters game. …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight at New Mexico State, 6; Saturday at Denver, 3 p.m. OUTLOOK: Idaho has road games against the WAC’s two second-place teams this week, both of which are …


Four Corners notes: Opponents heap praise on Gonzaga

Mark Few has taken a wait-and-see approach when asked if this is his best team at Gonzaga, but Few’s WCC coaching counterparts aren’t waiting around. Loyola Marymount coach Max Good, …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Utah St., 7:05; Saturday vs. San Jose St., 7:05 p.m. OUTLOOK: Halfway through their WAC schedule, the Vandals are in position to move into the upper …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Texas State, 7; Saturday vs. Texas-San Antonio, 7 OUTLOOK: After four consecutive losses, the Vandals broke through Saturday with a dominant win at UT-Arlington. They play …


Coming up: Idaho Vandals

COMING UP: Today at La. Tech, 4; Saturday at Texas-Arlington, 5 p.m. OUTLOOK: The Vandals had the lead or were tied late in each of their last three WAC games …


Dry spell does in Vandals in loss to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Demetrius Walker scored 19 points Saturday and New Mexico’s bench outscored Idaho’s 34-7 during a 73-58 nonconference men’s basketball victory. Idaho went scoreless for nearly 9 minutes …


Vandals lose opener to Wright State

MOSCOW, Idaho –The bundle of turnovers in the first half, the missed free throws, the repeated defensive breakdowns – all these disturbed Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin on Friday …


Idaho men defeat Seattle Pacific in exhibition

MOSCOW, Idaho – Stephen Madison connected on 8 of 12 shots from the field and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line and finished with 28 points as the Idaho …


Area Division I college teams to open basketball practice

For now, the hype is on hold. Gonzaga, coming off a 27-7 season and a 14th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, holds its first official team practice today. The …


Area colleges turn attention to basketball

For now, the hype is on hold.


Post Falls wins soccer regional

Post Falls earned a first-round home match in the Idaho State 5A boys soccer playoffs by capturing the Region I championship Monday, 3-0 over visiting Coeur d’Alene. Kobe Nuss scored …


Four Corners: EWU could pay for foul play against Weber State

Eastern Washington has a tough task Saturday at conference-leading Weber State, and statistics say it will be even tougher if the Eagles start fouling – especially if the targets are …


Four Corners: San Francisco wants to have its say

Gonzaga, the West Coast Conference champion for the last 11 seasons, and conference newcomer Brigham Young trail Saint Mary’s by a game. GU and BYU will play twice in February. …


Expect more from WSU’s Moore

Reggie Moore knows that to help WSU recover from its offensive swoon, he needs to score more. The Cougars’ guard was more aggressive in WSU’s 71-60 loss to Colorado last …


CBS report questions Idaho’s decision allowing Johnson to join team

More than a year since Steffan Johnson last played basketball at Idaho, his acceptance to Idaho – and coach Don Verlin’s decision to sign him – were criticized during a …


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’ Ledbetter enjoys egging on fans

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 …


Idaho dispatches Montana State in BracketBusters game

BOZEMAN – The University of Idaho men’s basketball team rode an impressive first-half defensive effort for a 65-50 road win on Saturday at Montana State in the ESPN BracketBusters game …


Geiger has seen both side of Idaho-Utah State rivalry

MOSCOW, Idaho – This morning, the two coaches and friends with an 18-year bond will have breakfast together. A few hours later, their respective teams will square off on national …