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