Idaho advances in WAC Tourney

IN A SEE-SAW BATTLE in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament, the Vandals picked up their first WAC Tourney win with a 73-70 victory over Kansas City. Idaho was led by senior forward STEPHEN MADISON who scored 26 points and added a career-high 17 rebounds. The fifth-seeded Vandals will take on top-seeded and regular season champ Utah Valley at 6 p.m. (PT) on Friday.
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Idaho beats non-league Cal State Northridge 96-88

Connor Hill scored 28 points, on 8-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, as Idaho defeated non-league opponent Cal State Northridge 96-88 on Tuesday night. The 96 points were a season-high for Idaho, eclipsing its previous mark of 89. It was also Idaho's highest scoring game since a 101-47 win over UC Irvine on Nov. 28, 2008. Stephen Madison added 21 points with eight rebounds...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Idaho edged past Texas-Pan American 70-63 in OT

Stephen Madison made a tie-breaking 3 and finished with 22 points as Idaho edged past Texas-Pan American 70-63 in overtime on Saturday night. Idaho (10-14, 4-6 Western Athletic) made just 18.2 percent of its 3-pointers, but hit them when it counted. Madison knocked down a 3 - just the second of the game for the Vandals - with 9 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. ...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Canyon pulls away for 86-73 win over Idaho

Jerome Garrison scored 16 of his career-high 30 points on free throws to lead Grand Canyon to an 86-73 win over Idaho on Thursday night. Killian Larson added 24 points for Grand Canyon (8-10, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference), going 8 of 11 from the field and leading the Antelopes with 11 rebounds. Blake Davis also had 19 points for Grand Canyon as the trio of Garrison, Larson and...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scott, Idaho top CS Bakersfield 64-61

Mike Scott scored a career-high 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 3 seconds left, to go with six assists and five rebounds as Idaho beat Cal State Bakersfield 64-61 Saturday night. Scott hit 7 of 9 from the field and 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Stephen Madison added 20 points and Connor Hill finished with 16 points. Idaho (8-12, 2-4 Western Athletic Conference) trailed...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UMKC narrowly gets by Idaho 80-74

Nelson Kirksey scored 20 points and UMKC hung on to beat Idaho 80-74 in a Western Athletic Conference nail-biting opener and first ever meeting for both schools on Thursday night. UMKC, (4-9, 1-0 WAC), playing in their first WAC season, led the Vandals 40-32 at intermission but forfeited the lead to Idaho on a Glen Dean Layup with 12:11 remaining making it 58-56. The game stayed...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

CS Northridge holds off Idaho for 79-69 win

Josh Greene scored five of his 17 points in the final 56 seconds as Cal State Northridge held off Idaho for a 79-69 victory Sunday night. Glen Dean scored 8 of his 10 point during a 12-2 spurt by Idaho (6-7), which was capped by a Stephen Madison dunk and gave the Vandals a 63-61 lead. Cal State Northridge (7-5), however, closed the game with an 18-6 run, making 12 of 14 free throws...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho survives Idaho State's comeback rally 69-65

Glen Dean scored 18 points on Friday night and made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left to help Idaho hold off Idaho State's comeback rally 69-65. Idaho (6-6) made 11 of its first 15 field goals in the second half to build a 63-50 lead. The Vandals made no field goals over the final seven minutes, but their 6-of-10 free throw shooting was enough to hold on. Stephen Madison...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho defeats Northwest Nazarene 78-64

Connor Hill scored 13 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Idaho Vandals gradually pulled away to a 78-64 victory over Northwest Nazarene Saturday night. The Vandals (2-1) led 36-30 at the end of the first half behind junior transfer Bira Seck of Senegal, who scored all of his 14 points by the break. The Vandals went up 52-41 on Hill's layup with 10:42 remaining...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Kyle Barone

  So much about the discussion regarding players and the NBA Draft revolves around skill. Yet, so many have similar skills, it becomes more about those who take advantage of the opportunity given to them. You need to want it more than other players you compete against. Not all have that perspective, but throughout your college career, you can come to gain it. Idaho’s...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Barone Wins WAC's Top Award

Kyle Barone of Idaho has been named WAC Player of the Year.
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho 76, Seattle 72

Kyle Barone had 27 points and 12 rebounds while Mike McChristian added 26 points and drilled seven 3-pointers as Idaho defeated Seattle 76-72 on Saturday night. Connor Hill had 18 points and made six 3-pointers for the Vandals (12-17, 7-11 Western Athletic), who came into the game locked into the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament and will play No. 3 New Mexico on Thursday...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho 90, Texas St. 81

Kyle Barone had 26 points and 14 rebounds and Idaho snapped a five-game Western Athletic Conference losing streak with a 90-81 win at Texas State on Saturday. Connor Hill made 5 of 7 3-pointers to match his career-high of 22 points, Stephen Madison added 20 and Mansa Habeeb had 13 for the Vandals (11-17, 6-11). Idaho shot 56 percent from the field and was 24 of 31 at the free-throw...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho 66, San Jose St. 63

Connor Hill scored 19 points and Kyle Barone added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Idaho to a 66-63 victory against San Jose State on Saturday night. The Vandals (9-12, 5-6 Western Athletic) held on despite not getting a field goal in the last 5:22. D.J. Brown had 18 points and Nick Grieves and Louis Garrett added 10 each for the Spartans (9-13, 3-8). Chris Cunningham had five...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho 74, Texas-San Antonio 70

Kyle Barone scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Idaho outlasted Texas-San Antonio 74-70 on Saturday night. Barone also had three blocked shots for Idaho (8-11, 4-5 Western Athletic). Idaho's Connor Hill scored 15 points, including 4 of 9 baskets from 3-point range. Stephen Madison chipped in with 13 points. Michael Hale III scored 21 points and had seven assists for...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandals snap 4-game skid, win at UT Arlington

IT WAS A CAREER-BEST REBOUNDING NIGHT for senior center KYLE BARONE as he pulled down 18 rebounds and added 14 points in Idaho's 77-64 road win Saturday at the University of Texas - Arlington. Sophomore guard Connor Hill tallied a game-high 19 points on the night, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc. The Vandals now host four in a row in Moscow, starting with Texas State on Thursday night.
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandals fall at Utah State in OT

POST FALLS (IDA.) STANDOUT CONNOR HILL LED IDAHO with 18 points against Utah State on Saturday night, but the effort wasn't enough to deliver the win for Idaho, as the Vandals dropped a hard fought road game 82-75 to Utah State. Senior center Kyle Barone and senior guard Mike McChristian each notched double-doubles, but the Vandals could not hold onto an 8 point lead with 3...
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho 64, San Jose St. 55

Kyle Barone had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Idaho pulled away in the second half to defeat San Jose State 64-55 Thursday night. Stephen Madison added 15 points and Mike McChristian had 10 for the Vandals (6-6, 2-0 Western Athletic), who shot 50 percent from the floor. James Kinney led San Jose State (7-6, 2-1) with 17 points. The Spartans committed just five turnovers but shot...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Idaho wins second road game, tops SJSU 64-55

THE VANDAL FRONT COURT OF STEPHEN MADISON AND KYLE BARONE, COUPLED WITH WING MIKE MCCHRISTIAN, proved too much for the Spartans Thursday night as the trio led Idaho (6-6, 2-0 WAC) to a 64-55 road win over San Jose State (7-6, 2-1 WAC). Barone led Idaho with 16 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Madison with 15 points, and McChristian with 10 points. Next up Idaho heads to Utah State Saturday.
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandals beat Seattle U in WAC opener

THE VANDALS REBOUNDED FROM THE FRUSTRATING LOSS AT BOISE STATE to down Seattle University 71-64 Saturday night in the WAC opener for both schools. Senior center KYLE BARONE, a preseason First Team All-WAC selection, led Idaho with 25 points and 11 rebounds despite battling double- and triple-teams all night, while junior newcomer Robert Harris nailed three 3-pointers to give Idaho the late lead.
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Idaho 81, E. Washington 79

Stephen Madison scored 29 and Kyle Barone scored 20 to lead Idaho to an 81-79 overtime victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday night. Barone had 11 rebounds, and Madison had 10 to give both double-doubles. Connor Hill and Mansa Habeeb added 10 points apiece for the Vandals (3-4). Eastern Washington led 34-33 at halftime in a game that saw 22 lead changes. At 15:53 in the second...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Idaho 73, UC Davis 66

Stephen Madison had 21 points, Kyle Barone had 12 and Idaho needed a 26 for 31 effort from the free-throw line to get past visiting UC Davis on Saturday night 73-66. Madison was 7 of 14 from the field and pulled six rebounds. Barone added eight rebounds and three assists to his point total and Connor Hill chipped in with 11. Idaho (2-4) shot 42 percent from the field, hitting 21...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Idaho 72, Green Bay 62

Stephen Madison scored 19 points and Kyle Barone added 15, and Idaho defeated Green Bay 72-62 on Tuesday night. It was the first win of the season for Idaho (1-2). Connor Hill scored 12 points for Idaho. Madison and Hill each connected for two 3-point shots, as did Denzel Douglas and Joe Kammerer. Green Bay (2-3) got 19 points from Brennan Cougill and 13 from Keifer Sykes. Green...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Disappointing opener

DESPITE AN 18 POINT EFFORT ON 7-OF-8 SHOOTING AND NINE REBOUNDS ON THE NIGHT, senior center KYLE BARONE could not lead Idaho to a victory over Wright State in the season opener in Moscow. Idaho turned the ball over 15 times and managed just 10 assists as the Raiders controlled the game from the 3-minute mark on. Next, the Vandals host Montana on November 17th at Memorial Gym (7:05PM PST tipoff).
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Idaho 70, San Jose St. 64

Deremy Geiger scored 16 points and Connor Hill added 12 on four 3-pointers to lead Idaho to a 70-64 victory against San Jose State on Saturday night. Landon Tatum added 10 points, and Djim Bandoumel and Kyle Barone had nine rebounds each for the Vandals (18-12, 9-5 Western Athletic), who have won seven of their last eight games and are the No. 3 seed in next week's conference...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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