Meredith Spelbring, Idaho State – 76, Idaho – 72
Idaho seems to be the clear favorite heading into Thursday’s matchup, but a rivalry game is never that straightforward. What a run it’s been, but the Bengals will find a way to pull one over the home court team.
Chris Deremer, Idaho – 74, Idaho State – 65
The Vandals will have a challenge against one of the Big Sky’s top defenses. Idaho’s big three will still bring a victory.
Brandon Hill, Idaho State – 78, Idaho – 73
All hot streaks must come to an end, even for the Vandals. The Bengals have just enough talent to pull the upset in Moscow.
Jonah Baker, Idaho – 79, Idaho State – 74
Idaho’s conference-best offense will have some trouble against Idaho State’s defense, which is allowing only 61.9 points per game. The Vandals will struggle early on, but the Bengals will not be able to match Idaho shot-for-shot down the stretch.
Colton Clark, Idaho – 78, Idaho State – 69
Idaho’s been on a colossal tear toward the tournament, and everybody else has been nothing but speed bumps up to this point. Notable defense vs. shot-flurries? The latter.
Clay McKinley, Idaho – 85, Idaho State – 72
The Vandals are on a terror right now, having not lost since January 12th. They’ll notch another win against the Bengals Thursday.
Hannah Goertz, Idaho – 79, Idaho State – 64
The Vandals have been on a high glory streak but will they be able to surpass this last win with one better? I think so.