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 coached by Alex Pribble and play home games at the new Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. This venue, which also houses the women's basketball team, opened in 2021 as the replacement for the Vandals' primary home of the Kibbie Dome, whose basketball configuration was known as Cowan Spectrum, and alternate venue of Memorial Gym.
|Idaho Vandals men's basketball|
|University||University of Idaho|
|Head coach||Alex Pribble (1st season)|
|Arena||Idaho Central Credit Union Arena |
|Colors||Silver and gold|
|NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA tournament round of 32|
|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. The 1982 team (27–3) was ranked sixth in both polls at the end of the regular season, repeated as regular season and conference tournament champions, and reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
NCAA tournament results edit
The Vandals have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, with an overall record of 1–4.
|1981||7 W||Round of 48||(10) Pittsburgh||L 69–70 OT||Don Monson|
|1982||3 W||Round of 48
Round of 32
(6) #16 Iowa
(2) #4 Oregon State
W 69–67 OT
|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 results edit
|1983||First Round||at Oregon State||L 59–77||Don Monson|
CIT results edit
The Vandals have participated in four CollegeInsider.com Tournaments,
and their combined record is 3–4.
|2011||First Round||at San Francisco||L 73–81|
|UC Santa Barbara
at Utah State
|Stephen F. Austin
at Texas State
CBI results edit
The Vandals have participated in the one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.
|2016||First Round||at Seattle||L 63–68||Don Verlin|
Other postseason edit
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 records edit
Notable players edit
- Kaniel Dickens – 50th overall selection in 2000 NBA draft
- Gus Johnson – 10th overall selection in 1963 NBA draft – dominant NBA power forward in the 1960s – Basketball Hall of Fame (2010)
- Orlando Lightfoot all-time leading scorer of the Vandals with 2,102 points.
Retired numbers edit
|6||Gary Simmons ||G||1955–58||Dec. 5, 1999|
|43||Gus Johnson||F||1962–63||Jan. 30, 1987|
Season-by-season records edit
|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)|
|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)|
|Hec Edmundson (Independent) (1916–1918)|
|W.C. Bleamaster (NWC) (1918–1919)|
|Ralph Hutchinson (Independent) (1919–1920)|
|Dave MacMillan (Independent/PCC) (1920–1927)|
|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.)|
|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.)|
|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|
|J.A. "Babe" Brown:||51–63||20–44|
|Guy Wicks (PCC) (1946–1947)|
|1946–47||Guy Wicks||4–24||1–15||5th (N. div)|
|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.)|
|Harlan Hodges (PCC) (1954–1959)|
|1954–55||Harlan Hodges||8–18||5–11||5th (N. div.)|
|Dave Strack (Independent) (1959–1960)|
|Joe Cipriano (Independent) (1960–1963)|
|Jim Goddard (Big Sky) (1963–1966)|
|Wayne Anderson (Big Sky) (1966–1974)|
|Jim Jarvis (Big Sky) (1974–1978)|
|Don Monson (Big Sky) (1978–1983)|
|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|
|Bill Trumbo (Big Sky) (1983–1986)|
|Tim Floyd (Big Sky) (1986–1988)|
|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)|
|Joe Cravens (Big Sky) (1993–1996)|
|Kermit Davis (Big West) (1996–1997)|
|1996–97||Kermit Davis||13–17||5–11||5th (E. div.)|
|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.)|
|Leonard Perry (Big West) (2001–2005)|
|Leonard Perry (WAC) (2005–2006)|
|George Pfeifer (WAC) (2006–2008)|
|Don Verlin (WAC) (2008–2014)|
|2008–09||Don Verlin||17–16||9–7||T-3rd||CIT Quarterfinals|
|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|
|Don Verlin (Big Sky) (2014–2019)|
|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|
Postseason invitational champion
- "University of Idaho Color Identity". January 31, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
- 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.
- Harriman, Peter (September 29, 2021). "'A fabulous place to play': University of Idaho unveils new $51 million Idaho Central Credit Union Arena". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
- Carter, Jack (March 10, 1963). "Seattle beats Idaho, 95-88". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 9.
- Carter, Jack (March 10, 1963). "Seattle trips Idaho to clinch NW "title"". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 2, sports.
- "Led by White, Vandals break 24 records, tie one". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 12, 1963. p. 8.
- "Vandals No. 6". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). wire services. March 2, 1982. p. 13.
- "Vandals climb to sixth place in AP national poll". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). wire services. March 3, 1982. p. 1C.
- Killen, John (March 7, 1982). "Vandals dream of another playoff". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 3C.
- Missildine, Harry (March 15, 1982). "Idaho: Next stop, Provo". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 15.
- Killen, John (March 15, 1982). "Kellerman's last shot paves way to Provo". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
- Van Sickel, Charlie (March 15, 1982). "Vandals: Sweet Sixteen and..." Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. 15.
- Musick, Phil (March 14, 1981). "Wallace's basket gives Pitt OT win over Idaho, 70–69". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9.
- Missildine, Harry (March 14, 1981). "Vandals victimized in overtime". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 17.
- Blanchette, John (March 14, 1983). "Vandals aren't NIT pickin' over site". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. 15.
- "Orlando Lightfoot". University of Idaho Athletics Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "2008–09 Vandal basketball" (PDF). University of Idaho Athletics. (media guide). pp. 83–84. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- "Simmons first Idaho cager with All-American Mention". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. March 9, 1958. p. 4.
- Missildine, Harry (October 20, 1960). "Glenn Simmons of Twin Falls visits". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 12.
- "Johnson honored". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. January 21, 1987. p. D2.
- Spellecy, Denny (March 12, 1946). "Bears take Pacific Coast championship with win over Idaho, 55 to 36". Spokesman-Review. p. 9.