Buoyed by the combined standout effort of fellow seniors KEONI WATSON and Desmond Nwoke, Idaho avenged two regular season losses to San Jose State (5-25, 4-12 WAC) and earned a first round 50-49 WAC Tournament victory over the Spartans. Idaho (4-26, 1-15 WAC) was paced by Watson's 18 points and Nwoke's 11 points as they pulled out the last second victory.
March 6, 2007
As has become all-to-common this season, both the men's and women's basketball teams came up short on the hardwood. The men dropped two games this week, including a road loss at La Tech and a frustrating home loss to UC Riverside of the Big West Conference at home. The women put up a valiant fight on the road at traditional WAC power La Tech, but eventually fell by 7 to the Lady Techsters.
February 19, 2007
The Vandal indoor track team continues to carry the torch for Idaho, led at the Husky Invite by throwers Russ Winger (leads nation in shot), Matt Wautters (leads WAC in weight throw), and pole vaulter Melinda Owen who seemingly sets a new UI record every week. Both basketball teams continued their rebuilding struggles, while Idaho tennis hosted its first home match in three years...and won!
February 12, 2007
Behind 20 points from 6-10 junior forward DARIN NAGLE, the Vandals made a valiant attempt to beat Louisiana Tech in the Cowan Spectrum. But Idaho couldn't overcome a 7-point deficit with 59 seconds remaining, and missed a last-second shot to lose by one (73-72) to the visiting Bulldogs.
January 21, 2007
The Cougars came in with a starting front line that went 6-10, 6-10, 6-7, and fresh off a 10-point win over nationally ranked Gonzaga. The Vandals opened with a front line that was 6-7, 6-7, 6-6, and mired in a 6-game losing skid. After falling behind 36-24 at the half, Idaho stood toe-to-toe with the physical Cougars and actually outrebounded the visitors in the second half before losing 66-54.
December 10, 2006
A good first half by the Idaho Vandals against Southern Utah went for naught in the Cowan Spectrum Saturday night as the visiting Thunderbirds stretched a five-point halftime lead into a 72-50 win. The loss dropped the Vandals to 1-6 on the season and prompted coach George Pfeifer to contemplate lineup changes before the Vandals travel to face Idaho State Wednesday evening.
December 2, 2006
Idaho's rebuilt men's basketball team, led by junior guard MARIO MACKEY, played a Top 25 team for the second consecutive game (Idaho lost to Gonzaga Sunday afternoon), and fell tonight at #13 Washington 87-66 in Seattle. The Vandals held a 27-24 lead midway through the first half, but the Huskies dominant post-play eventually was the deciding factor in UW's victory.
November 30, 2006
It's been a struggle, but after 11 months the Idaho Vandals used a balanced offensive effort and a 34-31 rebounding edge fueled by Keoni Watson's 23-point career-best effort to defeat the North Dakota State Bison 76-71 in the Cowan Spectrum Wednesday night, giving Idaho back-to-back wins for the first time since they beat UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton last January.
December 24, 2005