Idaho led 43-29 at halftime after allowing just one field goal inside the 3-point line.
The Vandals outrebounded the Warriors 40-25 and shot 27 of 54 from the field.
Whitworth senior point guard Kenny Love was named as an honorable mention selection to the D3hoops.com preseason All-America team
Love, the Northwest Conference Player of the Year in 2014-15 and a first-team choice last season, averaged 14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last season. He led the Pirates in 3-point shooting percentage (41.2) and was second in free-throw percentage (81.8).
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