IDAHO VANDALS NEWS

North Dakota holds off Idaho's late rally in Big Sky semis

RENO, Nev. (AP) Corey Baldwin and Geno Crandall scored 16 points apiece, and North Dakota beat Idaho 69-64 Friday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinal. Top-seeded North Dakota (21-9) has won nine of its last 10 games and will play the Eastern Washington-Weber State winner in Saturday's championship. No. 4 seed Idaho (18-13) had its five-game win streak snapped. ...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanders, Idaho beat Montana 81-77 in Big Sky Tournament

RENO, Nev. (AP) Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Victor Sanders scored 19 more, including five in the last 1:33, and No. 5 seed Idaho beat Montana 81-77 on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. Brayon Blake had 12 points while Pat Ingram and Nate Sherwood scored 10 apiece for Idaho (18-12), which will play top-seeded North Dakota in the semifinals...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho blows late lead, survives in OT against Weber State

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Trevon Allen scored 25 points and Idaho averted disaster after blowing an eight-point lead with 35 seconds left, surviving to beat Weber State 83-78 in overtime on Saturday. The win gives the Vandals (15-12, 10-6 Big Sky) the season split with the Wildcats, avenging a 25-point drubbing earlier in the year. Idaho led 72-64 with 25 seconds left, but a series...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders' 25 pts leads Idaho past N. Colorado 88-76

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Victor Sanders scored 25 points and Brayon Blake had 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Idaho beat Northern Colorado 88-76 on Thursday night. Idaho (13-10, 8-4 Big Sky) shot 32 for 60 (53.3 percent) from the floor including 13 for 27 (48) from the 3-point arc. The Vandals moved into a third-place tie with Eastern Washington (16-9, 8-4) which lost to North Dakota...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders leads Idaho past Sacramento State 81-67

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders sank five 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Idaho to an 81-67 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 15 points, Pat Ingram had 12 and Brayon Blake 11 for Idaho (12-10, 7-4 Big Sky), which shot 54 percent from the field to pick up its third-straight win. Sanders entered the game 15 points shy of 1,000 career...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Hall scores 31, helps Montana State hold off Idaho in 2 OT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Tyler Hall scored five of Montana State's last seven points, finished with 31 and kicked off the second overtime with a steal and an assist as the Bobcats held on to defeat Idaho 94-91 in double overtime Thursday night. Hall stepped in front of an Idaho inbounds pass early in the second overtime and, while falling backward, flipped the ball to Devonte Klines...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks can't hang with Vandals, lose on the road

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Brayon Blake scored 18 points and Victor Sanders added 17 as Idaho rolled to a 65-49 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night for its third straight win.Blake was 6 of 11 from the field and Sanders finished 7-of-14 shooting for the Vandals (9-9, 4-3 Big Sky), who are 1 games back of conference-leaders Weber State and North Dakota. Northern Arizona (4-16, 1...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake, Sanders lead Idaho over Northern Arizona 65-49

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored 18 points and Victor Sanders added 17 as Idaho rolled to a 65-49 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night for its third straight win. Blake was 6 of 11 from the field and Sanders finished 7-of-14 shooting for the Vandals (9-9, 4-3 Big Sky), who are 1 1/2 games back of conference-leaders Weber State and North Dakota. Northern Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanders scores 33 points, leads Idaho over Southern Utah

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders matched a career-high with 33 points to lead Idaho to a 79-67 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night. The Vandals (8-9, 3-3 Big Sky) have won three of their last four games while Southern Utah (4-15, 2-4) has lost four straight. Sanders was 9 of 19 from the field, and made four 3-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws. Brayon Blake had 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Idaho sinks Montana State 83-81 in OT with Blake's tip-in

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored the game-winner on a tip-in with 1.5 seconds left in overtime and Idaho beat Montana State 83-81 on Saturday night. Pat Ingram drove across the lane in the final seconds and his layup came off the glass too hard, but Blake was there to put it back for the Vandals (6-8, 1-2 Big Sky). Tyler Hall had just hit a pull-up 3-pointer for the Bobcats...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Rorie's 19, Gfeller's 14 lead Montana past Idaho 70-57

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Ahmaad Rorie scored 19 points, Brandon Gfeller added 14, both making four 3-pointers, and Montana defeated Idaho 70-57 on Thursday night. Rorie had 11 points and three 3s in the first half when the Grizzlies (7-10, 2-1 Big Sky) went 7 of 16 from long range to open a 31-21 lead. Gfeller, in his first start of the season, had 11 points and three treys in the...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Idaho QB calls out “tone-deaf” president following bowl game victory, quickly apologizes

The 2016 Idaho Vandals football season is perhaps one of the best stories in sports this year and it was capped off with one of the craziest bowl game victories in recent memory too. Idaho, who were kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference this spring following the 2017 season, went on to show why it belongs in the FBS by getting bowl eligible. Winning 61-50 (yes that was the actual...
Via The Comeback
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho waxes Colorado State to win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Scoring 60-plus points over a span of three quarters would appear highly unlikely, right? Well, don’t tell the Idaho Vandals (9-4). With 14:35 left in the second quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Paul Petrino’s unit collected a mere 34 yards on offense against Colorado State (7-6), along with a trio of three-and-outs to begin the contest. Then, suddenly, Idaho awoke from...
Via The Student Section
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho QB apologizes for calling school president 'tone deaf'

Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan didn’t waste any time apologizing for a disrespectful comment made about his school’s president. Linehan was named MVP of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl after throwing for 381 yards and four touchdowns in the Vandals’ 61-50 win over Colorado State on Thursday night. After the game, Linehan made some comments about how the 9-4 Vandals are a good...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford rallies, beats Idaho 86-80

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Dorian Pickens scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, Reid Travis had 20 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Stanford held off Idaho 86-80 on Thursday night. The Cardinal (8-4) trailed 50-39 early in the second half when Pickens hit a shot from beyond the arc to spark the home team. His 3-pointer with...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Idaho Potato Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's.Let's face it, when you think potato in the...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Sanders scores 18, Idaho beats Northwest Nazarene 87-61

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders scored 18 points with three 3-pointers, Jordan Scott tied his career best with 13 points, and Idaho cruised past Division II Northwest Nazarene 87-61 on Saturday to end the non-conference portion of its season 5-5. Down by 21 at halftime, Northwest Nazarene scored eight straight points early in the second half but still trailed by 20 after Idaho...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho reaches bowl as it gets ready for farewell FBS season

It's been a rough year for the Idaho football program, but the Vandals are ending it on a high note. Idaho (8-4) has qualified for a bowl game in what is its second-to-last year playing major college football. The Vandals were unceremoniously kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference earlier this year, and the administration decided it had had enough of FBS football and chose to become...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Vandals set to play Colorado St in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho (8-4, Sun Belt) vs. Colorado State (7-5, Mountain West), Dec. 22, 7 p.m. EST. LOCATION: Boise, Idaho TOP PLAYERS Idaho: QB Matt Linehan has thrown for 2,803 yards and 15 touchdowns and averages 247.2 yards in total offense. Colorado State: WR Michael Gallup is an All-MWC first-team pick after catching 70 balls for 1,164 yards and a conference-leading 11 touchdowns. NOTABLE...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho gets layup at buzzer to edge UC Davis 68-66

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Brayon Blake scored 17 points and Jordan Scott put in the winning basket just ahead of the buzzer to lift Idaho past UC Davis for a 68-66 win Saturday night. In a tight game, Idaho's five-point lead late in the second half quickly evaporated as UC Davis got a 3-pointer from Darius Graham with 27 seconds left and then went 3 of 4 from the line to tie the game...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho forces 6 turnovers to defeat Georgia State 37-12

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Linehan threw three touchdown passes and the defense forced six turnovers to lead Idaho to a 37-12 win over Georgia State on Saturday. Jayshawn Jordan had two of the Vandals' four interceptions, Lloyd Hightower returned a blocked punt 25 yards for the final touchdown for Idaho (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt) and Austin Rehkow kicked three field goals. The game started...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho football has saved its best FBS act for last

The Idaho Vandals’ Sun Belt membership expires following the 2017 season. Its time as an FBS program follows suit shortly thereafter. Conference realignment has claimed many victims since it ran roughshod over the college sports landscape between 2010 and 2015, but Idaho was hit harder than anyone else. They’re the first (and thus far, only) school to move from the football...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Saunders powers Idaho past South Alabama 38-31

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Isaiah Saunders ran 23 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and Idaho guaranteed itself a bowl game with a 38-31 win over South Alabama. Saunders' 1-yard score in the middle of the third quarter gave Idaho (7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt) the lead for good at 31-28 and his 7-yard TD run with 14:27 left in the fourth quarter made it 38-28. South Alabama (5-6...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Sanders has 20 as Idaho holds off Ark.-Little Rock 65-57

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Victor Sanders finished with 20 points, including three free throws in the final seconds, to help Idaho beat Arkansas-Little Rock 65-57 on Friday night to snap the Trojans' 18-game home winning streak. The Vandals (2-1) were up 29-21 at the break and had to fend off a late Trojan charge. Little Rock closed to 58-55 with 1:21 left. Myles Franklin drove for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Idaho coasts to 90-67 win over Corban

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders scored 19 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Idaho to a 90-67 win in its season opener over Corban University on Saturday night. Perrion Callandret added 14 points, Brayon Blake had 13 points to go with 11 rebounds, and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan had 12 points with seven rebounds. The Vandals shot 49 percent from the field, including 8 of...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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