2017–18 Idaho Vandals women's basketball team

The 2017–18 Idaho Vandals women's basketball team represents the University of Idaho during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Vandals, led by tenth year head coach Jon Newlee, play their home games at the Cowan Spectrum with early season games at Memorial Gym, and are members of the Big Sky Conference.[1][2][3] They finished the season 19–14, 13–5 in Big Sky play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the Big Sky Women's Tournament where they lost to Northern Colorado. They received an automatic bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they lost to UC Davis in the first round.

2017–18 Idaho Vandals women's basketball
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
WNIT, First Round
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record19–14 (13–5 Big Sky)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Christa Stanford
  • Jeri Jacobson
Home arenaCowan Spectrum
Memorial Gym
Seasons
2017–18 Big Sky women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 15 3   .833 26 7   .788
Idaho 13 5   .722 19 14   .576
Eastern Washington 12 6   .667 17 14   .548
Weber State 12 6   .667 21 11   .656
Idaho State 11 7   .611 21 11   .656
Portland State 11 7   .611 19 13   .594
Montana 9 9   .500 14 17   .452
Montana State 9 9   .500 16 15   .516
North Dakota 5 13   .278 12 18   .400
Sacramento State 5 13   .278 7 23   .233
Northern Arizona 4 14   .222 7 23   .233
Southern Utah 2 16   .111 3 27   .100
2018 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of 19 March 2018
Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

2017–18 Idaho Vandals women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Jenae Lewallen 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Liberty HS Surprise, AZ
F 3 Nina Carlson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Lake City Post Falls, ID
G 10 Sarah Bersang 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Jr Eastern Wyoming Horsens, Denmark
C 11 Isabelle Hadden 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) So Boise Boise, ID
C 12 Nejra Solo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Sr PRVA Gimnazija Zenica Zenica, Bosnia
G 13 Haley Blankinship 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr West Springfield Springfield, VA
G 14 Taylor Pierce 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr La Costa Canyon HS Carlsbad, CA
G 20 Allison Kirby 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Timberlake Spirit Lake, ID
G 21 Mikayla Ferenz 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Walla Walla HS Walla Walla, WA
G/F 31 Geraldine McCorkell 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Melbourne, Australia
C 42 Natalie Klinker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Fairfield Fairfield, MT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: December 21, 2017

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/05/2017*
2:00 pm
Lewis–Clark State (Idaho) W 82–67 
Memorial Gym 
Moscow, ID
Non-conference regular season
11/10/2017*
4:30 pm
at Colorado State W 82–69  1–0
Moby Arena (1,663)
Fort Collins, CO
11/15/2017*
4:00 pm
at No. 9 Ohio State L 56–99  1–1
Value City Arena (3,960)
Columbus, OH
11/18/2017*
12:00 pm
at Abilene Christian L 72–82  1–2
Moody Coliseum (1,181)
Abilene, TX
11/24/2017*
7:30 pm
at Cal State Northridge
Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic
W 80–75  2–2
Matadome (556)
Northridge, CA
11/25/2017*
7:30 pm
vs. TCU
Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Basketball Classic
L 76–86  2–3
Matadome (411)
Northridge, CA
12/01/2017*
6:00 pm
Washington L 69–81  2–4
Memorial Gym (667)
Moscow, ID
12/04/2017*
6:00 pm
Cal State Fullerton W 80–60  3–4
Memorial Gym (347)
Moscow, ID
12/09/2017*
6:00 pm
Wyoming L 64–70  3–5
Memorial Gym (454)
Moscow, ID
12/15/2017*
5:00 pm
Seattle L 60–68  3–6
Cowan Spectrum (719)
Moscow, ID
12/18/2017*
5:00 pm
at Arizona State L 33–77  3–7
Wells Fargo Arena (1,723)
Tempe, AZ
12/21/2017*
4:00 pm
vs. Eastern Oregon
Boise Showcase
W 84–70  4–7
CenturyLink Arena 
Boise, ID
Big Sky regular season
12/28/2017
6:00 pm
North Dakota W 80–75  5–7 (1–0)
Cowan Spectrum (312)
Moscow, ID
12/30/2017
2:00 pm
Northern Colorado L 72–78  5–8 (1–1)
Cowan Spectrum (380)
Moscow, ID
01/04/2018
7:05 pm
at Sacramento State L 64–79  5–9 (1–2)
Hornets Nest (156)
Sacramento, CA
01/06/2018
1:00 pm
at Portland State W 101–90  6–9 (2–2)
Pamplin Sports Center (352)
Portland, OR
01/12/2018
5:00 pm, SWX
at Eastern Washington L 64–71  6–10 (2–3)
Reese Court (1,137)
Cheney, WA
01/18/2018
6:00 pm
Southern Utah W 74–51  7–10 (3–3)
Cowan Spectrum (444)
Moscow, ID
01/20/2018
2:00 pm
Northern Arizona W 83–68  8–10 (4–3)
Cowan Spectrum (505)
Moscow, ID
01/25/2018
6:00 pm
at Northern Colorado W 79–71  9–10 (5–3)
Bank of Colorado Arena (772)
Greeley, CO
01/27/2018
12:00 pm
at North Dakota W 78–64  10–10 (6–3)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,935)
Grand Forks, ND
02/01/2018
6:00 pm
Portland State W 61–60  11–10 (7–3)
Cowan Spectrum (445)
Moscow, ID
02/03/2018
2:00 pm
Sacramento State W 101–66  12–10 (8–3)
Cowan Spectrum (419)
Moscow, ID
02/09/2018
5:00 pm
Eastern Washington W 85–71  13–10 (9–3)
Cowan Spectrum 
Moscow, ID
02/15/2018
6:00 pm
at Montana State W 95–77  14–10 (10–3)
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse (1,720)
Bozeman, MT
02/17/2018
1:00 pm
at Montana W 67–56  15–10 (11–3)
Dahlberg Arena (3,353)
Missoula, MT
02/22/2018
6:00 pm
Idaho State L 52–62  15–11 (11–4)
Cowan Spectrum (416)
Moscow, ID
02/24/2018
2:00 pm
Weber State L 88–105  15–12 (11–5)
Cowan Spectrum (515)
Moscow, ID
02/28/2018
5:30 pm
at Northern Arizona W 93–83  16–12 (12–5)
Walkup Skydome (253)
Flagstaff, AZ
03/02/2018
5:30 pm
at Southern Utah W 65–57  17–12 (13–5)
America First Events Center (978)
Cedar City, UT
Big Sky Women's Tournament
03/07/2018
6:35 pm
(2) vs. (7) Montana State
Quarterfinals
W 78–74  18–12
Reno Events Center 
Reno, NV
03/09/2018
2:35 pm, ELVN
(2) vs. (6) Portland State
Semifinals
W 102–99  19–12
Reno Events Center 
Reno, NV
03/10/2018
12:05 pm, ELVN
(2) vs. (1) Northern Colorado
Championship Game
L 69–91  19–13
Reno Events Center 
Reno, NV
WNIT
03/15/2018*
6:00 pm
at UC Davis
First Round
L 62–82  19–14
The Pavilion (1,382)
Davis, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

See alsoEdit

2017–18 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Idaho Vandals Athletics" (PDF). Govandals.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. ^ "Idaho Vandals Women's Basketball - Vandals News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  3. ^ Idaho Vandals. "Idaho Vandals on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  4. ^ "University of Idaho Vandals Athletics". Govandals.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21.