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Idaho Vandals men's basketball

The Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represents the University of Idaho, located in Moscow, Idaho, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They currently compete in the Big Sky Conference. The Vandals are currently coached by Zac Claus and play their home games on campus at the Cowan Spectrum (7,000) at the Kibbie Dome; the Memorial Gym is the alternate venue. The university is preparing to build the new Idaho Central Credit Union Arena; when the 4,200-seat venue opens in 2021, the men's basketball team, as well as the women's basketball and volleyball teams, will move to the new facility.[2]

Idaho Vandals men's basketball
2018–19 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Idaho
Head coachZac Claus (1st season)
ConferenceBig Sky
LocationMoscow, Idaho
ArenaCowan Spectrum (Kibbie Dome)
(Capacity: 7,000)
NicknameVandals
ColorsSilver and Vandal Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1982
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1982
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1981, 1982, 1989, 1990
Conference Tournament Champions
1981, 1982, 1989, 1990 (Big Sky)
Conference Regular Season Champions
1919 (Northwest), 1922, 1923 (PCC),
1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1993 (Big Sky)

The program's two most notable seasons were in 1962–63 and 1981–82. The Vandals went 20–6 in 1963 and featured future hall of famer Gus Johnson.[3][4][5] The 1982 team (27–3) was ranked sixth in both polls at the end of the regular season,[6][7] repeated as regular season and conference tournament champions,[8] and reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.[9][10][11]

Post-seasonEdit

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Vandals have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, with an overall record of 1–4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result Head coach
1981 7 W Round of 48 (10) Pittsburgh L 69–70 OT[12][13] Don Monson
1982 3 W Round of 48
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Bye
(6) #16 Iowa
(2) #4 Oregon State

W 69–67 OT
L 42–60
1989 13 W Round of 64 (4) #15 UNLV L 56–68 Kermit Davis
1990 13 W Round of 64 (4) #16 Louisville L 59–78

NIT resultsEdit

Idaho has one National Invitation Tournament appearance and lost in the first round;
it was the first NIT invitation for the Big Sky Conference.[14]

Year Round Opponent Result Head coach
 1983  First Round at Oregon State L 59–77 Don Monson

CIT resultsEdit

The Vandals have participated in four CollegeInsider.com Tournaments,
and their combined record is 3–4.

Year Round Opponent Result Head coach
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Drake
at Pacific
W 69–67
L 59–69
Don Verlin
2011 First Round at San Francisco L 73–81
2012 First Round
Second Round
UC Santa Barbara
at Utah State
W 86–83
 L 56–76
2017 First Round
Second Round
Stephen F. Austin
at Texas State
W 73–50
L 55–64

CBI resultsEdit

The Vandals have participated in the one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result Head coach
2016 First Round at Seattle L 63–68 Don Verlin

Other postseasonEdit

Idaho also participated in the very first national championship tournament ever held in intercollegiate basketball, the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament, where they lost in the quarterfinals to Kalamazoo College.

Individual recordsEdit

Notable playersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

No. Player Pos. Career No. retired
6    Gary Simmons [16][17][18] G 1955–58 Dec. 5, 1999
43    Gus Johnson [16] F 1962–63 Jan. 30, 1987[19]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
John G. Griffith (Independent) (1905–1907)
1905–06 John G. Griffith 3–2
1906–07 John G. Griffith 2–2
George Wyman (Independent) (1907–1908)
1907–08 George Wyman 2–5
George Wyman: 2–5
John S. Grogan (Independent) (1908–1910)
1908–09 John S. Grogan 5–9
1909–10 John S. Grogan 5–8
John S. Grogan: 10–17
John G. Griffith (Independent) (1910–1915)
1910–11 John G. Griffith 6–3
1911–12 John G. Griffith 1–12
1912–13 John G. Griffith 2–14
1913–14 John G. Griffith 10–5
1914–15 John G. Griffith 5–9
John G. Griffith: 29–47
Charles Rademacher (Independent) (1915–1916)
1915–16 Charles Rademacher 6–3
Charles Rademacher: 1–11
Hec Edmundson (Independent) (1916–1918)
1916–17 Hec Edmundson 8–8
1917–18 Hec Edmundson 12–1
Hec Edmundson: 20–9
W.C. Bleamaster (NWC) (1918–1919)
1918–19 W.C. Bleamaster 12–2 10–2 1st
W.C. Bleamaster: 12–2 10–2
Ralph Hutchinson (Independent) (1919–1920)
1919–20 Ralph Hutchinson 12–2
Ralph Hutchinson: 12–2
Dave MacMillan (Independent/PCC) (1920–1927)
1920–21 Dave MacMillan 15–4
1921–22 Dave MacMillan 19–2 7–0 1st National – 1st Round
1922–23 Dave MacMillan 16–3 5–3 T-1st (N. div.)
1923–24 Dave MacMillan 12–8 4–6 4th (N. div.)
1924–25 Dave MacMillan 12–7 5–5 T-3rd (N. div.)
1925–26 Dave MacMillan 9–7 5–4 3rd (N. div.)
1926–27 Dave MacMillan 18–5 7–3 T-2nd (N. div.)
Dave MacMillan: 101–36 33–21
Richard Fox (PCC) (1927–1936)
1927–28 Richard Fox 11–8 4–6 3rd (N. div.)
1928–29 Richard Fox 8–10 6–4 2nd (N. div.)
1929–30 Richard Fox 6–18 4–12 5th (N. div.)
1930–31 Richard Fox 3–19 1–15 5th (N. div.)
1931–32 Richard Fox 8–16 2–14 5th (N. div.)
1932–33 Richard Fox 16–9 8–8 T-3rd (N. div.)
1933–34 Richard Fox 13–13 4–12 5th (N. div.)
1934–35 Richard Fox 10–16 4–12 5th (N. div.)
1935–36 Richard Fox 10–15 2–14 5th (N. div.)
Richard A. Fox: 85–124 35–97
Forrest Twogood (PCC) (1936–1941)
1936–37 Forrest Twogood 7–19 2–14 5th (N. div.)
1937–38 Forrest Twogood 24–11 12–8 T-3rd (N. div.)
1938–39 Forrest Twogood 12–19 1–15 5th (N. div.)
1939–40 Forrest Twogood 10–15 3–13 5th (N. div.)
1940–41 Forrest Twogood 13–15 4–12 5th (N. div.)
Forrest Twogood: 66–79 22–62
Guy Wicks (PCC) (1941–1942)
1941–42 Guy Wicks 12–16 3–13 5th (N. div)
J.A. "Babe" Brown (PCC) (1942–1946)
1942–43 J.A. "Babe" Brown 14–20 1–15 5th (N. div.)
1943–44 J.A. "Babe" Brown 7–16 5–11 3rd (N. div.)
1944–45 J.A. "Babe" Brown 11–19 3–13 5th (N. div.)
1945–46 J.A. "Babe" Brown 19–8 11–5 1st (N. div.) PCC Finals[20]
J.A. "Babe" Brown: 51–63 20–44
Guy Wicks (PCC) (1946–1947)
1946–47 Guy Wicks 4–24 1–15 5th (N. div)
Guy Wicks: 16–40 4–28
Charles Finley (PCC) (1947–1954)
1947–48 Charles Finley 12–18 3–13 5th (N. div.)
1948–49 Charles Finley 13–15 7–9 4th (N. div.)
1949–50 Charles Finley 14–16 7–9 4th (N. div.)
1950–51 Charles Finley 14–13 6–10 4th (N. div.)
1951–52 Charles Finley 19–11 9–7 2nd (N. div.)
1952–53 Charles Finley 14–11 8–8 2nd (N. div.)
1953–54 Charles Finley 15–8 9–7 2nd (N. div.)
Charles Finley: 101–92 49–63
Harlan Hodges (PCC) (1954–1959)
1954–55 Harlan Hodges 8–18 5–11 5th (N. div.)
1955–56 Harlan Hodges 6–19 4–12 8th
1956–57 Harlan Hodges 10–16 4–12 7th
1957–58 Harlan Hodges 17–9 9–7 4th
1958–59 Harlan Hodges 11–15 6–10 7th
Harlan Hodges: 52–77 28–52
Dave Strack (Independent) (1959–1960)
1959–60 Dave Strack 11–15
Dave Strack: 11–15
Joe Cipriano (Independent) (1960–1963)
1960–61 Joe Cipriano 10–16
1961–62 Joe Cipriano 13–13
1962–63 Joe Cipriano 20–6
Joe Cipriano: 43–35
Jim Goddard (Big Sky) (1963–1966)
1963–64 Jim Goddard 7–19 4–6 5th
1964–65 Jim Goddard 6–19 4–6 4th
1965–66 Jim Goddard 12–14 2–8 5th
Jim Goddard: 25–52 10–20
Wayne Anderson (Big Sky) (1966–1974)
1966–67 Wayne Anderson 13–10 5–5 3rd
1967–68 Wayne Anderson 15–11 9–6 2nd
1968–69 Wayne Anderson 11–15 6–9 3rd
1969–70 Wayne Anderson 10–15 6–9 4th
1970–71 Wayne Anderson 14–12 8–6 2nd
1971–72 Wayne Anderson 5–20 2–12 8th
1972–73 Wayne Anderson 7–19 3–11 7th
1973–74 Wayne Anderson 12–14 5–9 6th
Wayne Anderson: 87–116 44–67
Jim Jarvis (Big Sky) (1974–1978)
1974–75 Jim Jarvis 10–16 4–10 8th
1975–76 Jim Jarvis 7–19 3–11 8th
1976–77 Jim Jarvis 5–21 3–11 8th
1977–78 Jim Jarvis 4–22 1–13 8th
Jim Jarvis: 26–78 11–45
Don Monson (Big Sky) (1978–1983)
1978–79 Don Monson 11–15 4–10 8th
1979–80 Don Monson 17–10 9–5 2nd
1980–81 Don Monson 25–4 12–2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1981–82 Don Monson 27–3 13–1 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1982–83 Don Monson 20–9 9–5 T-3rd NIT 1st Round
Don Monson: 100–41 47–23
Bill Trumbo (Big Sky) (1983–1986)
1983–84 Bill Trumbo 9–19 4–10 8th
1984–85 Bill Trumbo 8–22 1–13 8th
1985–86 Bill Trumbo 10–18 4–10 8th
Bill Trumbo: 27–59 9–33
Tim Floyd (Big Sky) (1986–1988)
1986–87 Tim Floyd 16–14 6–10 6th
1987–88 Tim Floyd 19–11 11–6 2nd
Tim Floyd: 35–25 16–14
Kermit Davis (Big Sky) (1988–1990)
1988–89 Kermit Davis 25–6 13–3 1st NCAA 1st Round
1989–90 Kermit Davis 25–6 13–3 1st NCAA 1st Round
Larry Eustachy (Big Sky) (1990–1993)
1990–91 Larry Eustachy 19–11 11–5 3rd
1991–92 Larry Eustachy 18–14 10–6 3rd
1992–93 Larry Eustachy 24–8 11–3 1st
Larry Eustachy: 61–33 32–14
Joe Cravens (Big Sky) (1993–1996)
1993–94 Joe Cravens 18–10 9–5 3rd
1994–95 Joe Cravens 12–15 6–8 6th
1995–96 Joe Cravens 12–16 5–9 6th
Joe Cravens: 42–41 20–22
Kermit Davis (Big West) (1996–1997)
1996–97 Kermit Davis 13–17 5–11 5th (E. div.)
Kermit Davis: 63–29 31–17
David Farrar (Big West) (1997–2001)
1997–98 David Farrar 15–12 9–7 T-3rd (E. div.)
1998–99 David Farrar 16–11 11–5 3rd (E. div.)
1999–00 David Farrar 12–17 6–10 3rd (E. div.)
2000–01 David Farrar 6–21 3–13 7th
David Farrar: 49–61 29–35
Leonard Perry (Big West) (2001–2005)
2001–02 Leonard Perry 9–19 6–12 8th
2002–03 Leonard Perry 13–15 9–9 5th
2003–04 Leonard Perry 14–16 9–9 4th
2004–05 Leonard Perry 8–22 6–12 8th
Leonard Perry (WAC) (2005–2006)
2005–06 Leonard Perry 4–25 1–15 9th
Leonard Perry: 48–97 31–57
George Pfeifer (WAC) (2006–2008)
2006–07 George Pfeifer 4–27 1–15 9th
2007–08 George Pfeifer 8–21 5–11 6th
George Pfeifer: 12–48 6–26
Don Verlin (WAC) (2008–2014)
2008–09 Don Verlin 17–16 9–7 T-3rd CIT Quarterfinals
2009–10 Don Verlin 15–16 6–10 T-6th
2010–11 Don Verlin 18–14 9–7 T-3rd CIT First Round
2011–12 Don Verlin 19–14 9–5 3rd CIT Second Round
2012–13 Don Verlin 12–18 7–11 6th
2013–14 Don Verlin 16–17 7–9 T-5th
Don Verlin (Big Sky) (2014–2019)
2014–15 Don Verlin 13–17 8–10 T-7th
2015–16 Don Verlin 21–13 12–6 3rd CBI First Round
2016–17 Don Verlin 19–14 12–6 T-3rd CIT Second Round
2017–18 Don Verlin 22–9 14–4 2nd
2018–19 Don Verlin 5–27 2–18 11th
Don Verlin: 177–176 95–93
Total: 1363–1509

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Harriman, Peter (October 4, 2018). "Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
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  4. ^ Carter, Jack (March 10, 1963). "Seattle trips Idaho to clinch NW "title"". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 2, sports.
  5. ^ "Led by White, Vandals break 24 records, tie one". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 12, 1963. p. 8.
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