Idaho completes road sweep, 3rd in WAC

IDAHO (9-6, 3-1 WAC) BEAT HAWAII 59-44 THURSDAY NIGHT to start the road swing, and topped it off with a 75-67 victory at San Jose State Saturday night. Five Vandals scored in double figures at SJSU, pulling away after trailing most of the game. The sweep was Idaho's first WAC road sweep under coach Don Verlin, and first since 07-08. The 3-1 WAC record is UI's best conference start since 04-05.

Idaho's top statistical leaders are listed below. The Vandals are a developing into a solid team, with nobody averaging more than 30 minutes playing time per game, and five players averaging nine points or more per game.

This week the Vandals return home from the long road swing and prepare to take on the University of Nevada Wolfpack (4-12, 1-2 WAC) for a key home game in the Cowan Spectrum this Wednesday (January 12th) in Moscow. The game tips off at 8:05pm PST, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Idaho's top performers at the halfway point this season:

Deremy Geiger - Deremy has been Idaho's leading scorer most of the season. Through the SJSU game he leads the team with at 10.4 PPG average, and he also leads the Vandals with an 86.7% free throw shooting percentage average.

Luiz Toledo - The junior forward is averaging 9.9 points per game, and is tied with Barone for second on the Vandal team with 81 rebounds on the season (averaging 5.5 rebounds per game).

Kyle Barone - Idaho's sophomore center is averaging 9.8 PPG and is tied with Toledo for second on the Vandal team with 81 rebounds on the season (averaging 5.5 rebounds per game). He's also averaging 70.4% from the line.

Jeff Ledbetter - Senior sharp shooter is averaging 9.5 PPG and leads the Vandals with a 43.9% shooting average from 3-point range. He's also hitting 80% from the free throw line.

Shawn Henderson - The senior guard is averaging 9.2 points per game, is shooting 80.8% from the field (No.2 on the team), and is averaging an impressive 5.8 rebounds per game for 87 total rebounds on the season, both No.1 for the Vandals.




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