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Idaho Vandals are headed to posteason for first time in 19 years

The Vandals are headed to their first postseason game since 1990. The Vandals are headed to their first postseason game since 1990.

MOSCOW, Idaho - The Idaho's first-year head coach calls it a huge day for Vandal basketball.  The men's basketball team had its best season in 10 years, and is headed to its first postseason game in nearly a quarter of a century.

The Vandals were selected Sunday to play in the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). 

"I can't express how excited I am for the players, coaches, and more importantly, the fans who have waited 19 long years for a postseason game," said coach Don Verlin in a news release over the weekend.

Idaho earned a third-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference, finishing the year with a 9-7 conference record. It was the Vandals' best conference record since the 1998-99 team that finished third in the Big Sky.

The last time Idaho played in the postseason was in 1990 when they lost a first-round NCAA tournament game to Louisville in Salt Lake City.

The Vandals are scheduled to face Drake from the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday.  Tipoff at Memorial Gym is 7:05 p.m., as the Cowan Spectrum has been removed in preparation for a renovation of the Kibbie Dome.

Tickets:
Tickets to Wednesday's game in Moscow can be purchased through the U of I ticket office (1-88-88-UIDAHO). A general admission ticket will coast fans $10.

About Drake:
Drake finished the regular season 17-15 and lost in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on March 5.  The Bulldogs played in last year's NCAA Tournament.

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