The Vandals are back in action after a week-long bye, and they open up a week-long homestand against one of the Western Athletic Conference’s toughest foes: Utah State.
If Don “Merlin” Verlin has any magic in the back pocket, it better come out this afternoon. For Idaho to have any shot at a top-half seeding in the conference tournament, the Vandals need to sweep their three-game set in the Cowan Spectrum.
The other storyline: Aggie head honcho Stew Morrill, Verlin’s coaching mentor, is searching for his 500th win as a head coach tonight. Can Mac Hopson, Steffan Johnson and the rest of the Vandals keep his big night at bay?
We’ll have complete coverage from courtside, with pregame at 4:30 p.m., tip at 5.