Staff Predictions for Idaho men’s basketball vs Southern Utah in the second round of the Big Sky tournament
Meredith Spelbring, Idaho – 83, Southern Utah – 79
Idaho has had a few days to rest and recover after its Saturday matchup with the Thunderbirds and will be more than ready to bring the heat. Southern Utah has not let the Vandals get away easy and won’t this time around, but the seniors will step up even more and push Idaho into the semifinals.
Chris Deremer, Idaho – 81, Southern Utah – 74
Back to back games against Southern Utah, and last time the Vandals barely got away. It’s going to be a challenge, but if Idaho can pick up the perimeter pressure, the Vandals will be moving on to the semifinals.
Brandon Hill, Idaho – 78, Southern Utah – 70
Southern Utah stood tough against the Vandals just a week ago. However, tournament time means a new spirit for Idaho, which has bigger aspirations than a one-and-done performance.
Jonah Baker, Idaho – 88, Southern Utah – 76
Southern Utah has played Idaho close, but the Vandal seniors won’t let the extra rest turn into rust. Idaho might even start strong for a change.
Colton Clark Idaho – 88, Southern Utah – 76
SUU’s subpar record and season statistics aren’t entirely accurate representations of this Thunderbird team. They’re upset minded and scrappy, but there’s just too much at stake for Idaho to not perform early.
Clay McKinley, Southern Utah –72, Idaho – 69
Idaho comes into the tournament looking to prove themselves. Unfortunately, SUU has plans for an upset. Idaho won’t escape this matchup again.
Hannah Goertz, Idaho – 82, Southern Utah – 78
This game is going to either make or break the Vandals. It will be a close game but the Vandals pulled it off last time and they will do it once again.
Zack Kellogg, Idaho –79, Southern Utah – 77
SUU has given UI trouble, with Idaho able to pull off the close win during their last meeting. Now on the big stage at the Big Sky tournament, it’s time for the Vandals to prove themselves. This will once again be a close game between these two schools, with Idaho coming out on top against Southern Utah.