1990–91 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team

The 1990–91 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represented the University of Idaho during the 1990–91 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Members of the Big Sky Conference, the Vandals were led by first-year head coach Larry Eustachy and played their home games on campus at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.

1990–91 Idaho Vandals men's basketball
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record19–11 (11–5 Big Sky)
Head coach
Home arenaKibbie Dome
Seasons
1990–91 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Montana 13 3   .813 23 8   .742
Nevada 12 4   .750 17 14   .548
Idaho 11 5   .688 19 11   .633
Boise State 10 6   .625 17 10   .630
Idaho State 7 9   .438 11 18   .379
Weber State 7 9   .438 12 16   .429
Montana State 6 10   .375 12 16   .429
Eastern Washington 5 11   .313 11 16   .407
Northern Arizona 1 15   .063 4 23   .148
Conference tournament winner

The Vandals were 17–10 overall in the regular season and 11–5 in conference play, third place in the league standings.[1][2]

At the conference tournament in Missoula, the Vandals defeated second-seed Nevada by nineteen points in the semifinals and were on the verge of a third consecutive title,[3] but lost by eight points in the final to host Montana.[4][5]

Postseason resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Big Sky Tournament
Wed, March 6
5:30 pm
(3) vs. (6) Weber State
Quarterfinal
W 60–54  18–10
Dahlberg Arena (3,500)
Missoula, Montana
Fri, March 8
5:30 pm
(3) vs. (2) Nevada
Semifinal
W 93–74  19–10
Dahlberg Arena (6,056)
Missoula, Montana
Sat, March 9
6:07 pm, ESPN
(3) at (1) Montana
Final
L 68–76  19–11
Dahlberg Arena (7,156)
Missoula, Montana
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Sky standings". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 3, 1991. p. 5C.
  2. ^ Schulte, Chris (March 5, 1991). "Idaho to meet Wildcats in BSC tourney". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 6A.
  3. ^ Schulte, Chris (March 9, 1991). "UI shoots down Wolf Pack". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1D.
  4. ^ Schulte, Chris (March 11, 1991). "Watson shines in title game loss for UI". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 10, 1991). "Montana breaks through to beat Idaho". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.

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