1983–84 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team

The 1983–84 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represented the University of Idaho during the 1983–84 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Members of the Big Sky Conference, the Vandals were led by first-year head coach Bill Trumbo and played their home games on campus at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.

1983–84 Idaho Vandals men's basketball
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record9–19 (4–10 Big Sky)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Jim Halm
  • Garry Mendenhall
Home arenaKibbie Dome
Seasons
1983–84 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Weber State 12 2   .857 23 8   .742
Montana 9 5   .643 23 7   .767
Montana State 7 7   .500 14 15   .483
Nevada 7 7   .500 17 14   .548
Idaho State 6 8   .429 12 19   .387
Boise State 6 8   .429 15 12   .556
Northern Arizona 5 9   .357 13 14   .481
Idaho 4 10   .286 9 19   .321
1984 Big Sky tournament winner

The Vandals were 9–18 overall in the regular season and 4–10 in conference play; after four consecutive years in the top half of the standings (with two titles), Idaho returned to last place in the Big Sky. The conference tournament previously included only the top four teams; it was expanded this year to include all eight.[1] The quarterfinals were at campus sites on Tuesday, and eighth-seeded Idaho fell to league champion Weber State.[2][3]

Two Inland Empire winning streaks ended this season: after three straight wins over Washington State in the Battle of the Palouse, the Cougars beat the Vandals by thirteen points in Pullman in December.[4] Gonzaga broke a four-game losing streak to Idaho with a seven-point win in Moscow in January; it was senior point guard John Stockton's sole win in the series.[5]

No Vandals were named to the all-conference team; senior center Pete Prigge was honorable mention.[6][7] Two years earlier as a sophomore, he was the sixth man on the successful 1982 team.[8]

Hired in early April, Trumbo was previously the head coach at Santa Rosa Junior College in northern California;[9][10] he succeeded alumnus Don Monson, who departed after five seasons for Oregon of the Pac-10 Conference.[11][12][13]

RosterEdit

1983–84 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 10 Stan Arnold 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr San Jose CC San Jose, CA
F 13 Tom Stalick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Fr West Albany HS Albany, OR
G 14 Ernest Sanders 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Pasco HS Pasco, WA
G 21 Chris Carey 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Fr West Albany HS Albany, OR
C 24 Pete Prigge 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Sr Fort Vancouver HS Vancouver, WA
F 30 Zane Frazier 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr Fairfax HS Los Angeles, CA
G 32 Ulf Spears 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Fr Benson Poly HS Portland, OR
F 33 Dan Wright (S) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Fullerton JC  
G 34 Matt Haskins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Columbia HS Richland, WA
F 40 Mark Hoke 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Jr Columbia HS Richland, WA
G 42 Freeman Watkins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Eisenhower HS Utica, MI
F 44 Steve Adams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr   Portland, OR
C 52 Pete Reitz 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Placer HS Auburn, CA
F 55 Frank Garza 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Santa Rosa JC Anacortes, WA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
Source[14][15]

Postseason resultEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Big Sky tournament
Tue, March 6
6:30 pm
(8) at (1) No. 19 Weber State
Quarterfinal
L 58–67  9–19
Dee Events Center (5,146)
Ogden, Utah
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from UPI coaches poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Idaho at Weber State". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 6, 1984. p. C2.
  2. ^ "Idaho comes close, but fails again". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). staff and wire services. March 7, 1984. p. 17.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Linda (March 7, 1984). "Weber State subdues stubborn Idaho". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. G1.
  4. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (December 11, 1983). "WSU swats away Vandals' win streak". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Devlin, Vince (January 8, 1984). "Ruff get rough with GU in tough". Spokesman=Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  6. ^ "Scoreboard: All Big Sky". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 13, 1984. p. C3.
  7. ^ "2 Wildcats named on all-Big Sky". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. March 13, 1984. p. D2.
  8. ^ Van Sickel, Charlie (March 3, 1982). "The other Vandal". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. 42.
  9. ^ Devlin, Vince (April 2, 1983). "JC coach handed the Vandal reins". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 13.
  10. ^ Ramsdell, Paul (November 25, 1983). "Trumbo to continue Vandal excitement". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  11. ^ "Monson accepts Duck job". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 22, 1983. p. 19.
  12. ^ Killen, John (March 22, 1983). "Monson chooses challenge at Oregon: Bids farewell to Idaho after five seasons". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  13. ^ Kayfes, Dave (March 22, 1983). "Monson brightens a dark day". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C.
  14. ^ Ramsdell, Paul (November 26, 1983). "Vandals open at home against Pacific". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 2B.
  15. ^ "Vandal Basketball". University of Idaho Athletics. (gameday program). January 26, 1984. p. 14.

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