1956–57 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team

The 1956–57 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represented the University of Idaho during the 1956–57 NCAA University Division basketball season. Members of the Pacific Coast Conference, the Vandals were led by third-year head coach Harlan Hodges and played their home games on campus at Memorial Gymnasium in Moscow, Idaho.

1956–57 Idaho Vandals men's basketball
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Record10–16 (4–12 PCC)
Head coach
Assistant coachClem Parberry
MVPGary Simmons, G [1]
Home arenaMemorial Gymnasium
Seasons
1956–57 Pacific Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 13 California 14 2   .875 21 5   .808
No. 14 UCLA 13 3   .813 22 4   .846
Washington 13 3   .813 17 9   .654
USC 9 7   .563 16 12   .571
Stanford 7 9   .438 11 15   .423
Oregon State 6 10   .375 11 15   .423
Idaho 4 12   .250 10 16   .385
Washington State 4 12   .250 8 18   .308
Oregon 2 14   .125 4 21   .160
As of 1957[2]
Rankings from AP Poll

The Vandals were 10–16 overall and 4–12 in conference play.[3]

Idaho played two home games in southern Idaho on consecutive nights in late December, a split against Colorado A&M in Idaho Falls and Twin Falls.[4]

An injured ankle in late December kept guard Gary Simmons sidelined for more than a month.[5][6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Simmons repeats as most valuable". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 9, 1958. p. 8.
  2. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pacific Coast Conference: standings". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 4, 1957. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Vandals get revenge". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 30, 1956. p. 2, sports.
  5. ^ "Pressing Vandals down Rams". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 30, 1956. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Vandals lose Gary Simmons for 3 weeks". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 31, 1956. p. 9.

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