Vandals split tough road trip

IDAHO (16-12, 8-7 WAC) COMPLETED A TOUGH WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROAD TRIP with an impressive 67-59 victory at Nevada on Thursday night, followed by an 84-68 setback to league leading Utah State (26-3, 13-1 WAC). With just one WAC game left on the schedule, Idaho hosts Fresno State this Thursday night (7:05 pm PST tipoff in the Cowan Spectrum) with a crucial top four WAC standing on the line.

Idaho (16-12, 8-7 WAC) returns home THIS WEEK to close out the regular season at the Cowan Spectrum, where the Vandals will host Fresno State (13-15, 5-9 WAC) on Thursday, then Seattle University (10-17) on Saturday for Senior Night, where the team will honor its three seniors in their final home game.

"If we can continue to grind and get to nine wins in conference, that's a heck of a year for us and I think that gets us into the top four (in the WAC standings)," Verlin said in an official University of Idaho Athletics press release.

Idaho's 67-59 victory at Nevada
-- Idaho shot a team and WAC season-high 66.7 percent from 3-point range and held the Wolf Pack to 36.7 overall shooting in the win.

LINK: Men score crucial road victory (OFFICIAL Idaho site, story and stats)

Idaho's 84-68 loss at Utah State
-- Idaho (16-12, 8-7 Western Athletic Conference) hit 41 percent of its total shots and 40 percent of its 3-pointers, but a second-half surge by USU (26-3, 13-1 WAC) proved the difference. The Aggies hit 63.2 percent of their second-half attempts and made 18 trips to the free throw line in the second 20 minutes.

LINK: Vandals fall to Aggies (OFFICIAL Idaho site, story and stats)

LINK: Aggies clinch 4th straight WAC regular season title (Deseret News)

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