|Idaho Vandals men's basketball|
|University||University of Idaho|
|Head coach||Zac Claus (1st season)|
|Arena||Cowan Spectrum (Kibbie Dome) |
|Colors||Silver and Vandal 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 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.
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
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|
|1983||First Round||at Oregon State||L 59–77||Don Monson|
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
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|
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.
- 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.
|6||Gary Simmons ||G||1955–58||Dec. 5, 1999|
|43||Gus Johnson ||F||1962–63||Jan. 30, 1987|
|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.)|
|1999–2000||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–present)|
|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
- "Idaho Vandals Athletics Department Trademarks & Licensing". July 13, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
- 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.
- 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. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "2008–09 Vandal basketball" (PDF). University of Idaho Athletics. (media guide). pp. 83–84.
- "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.