|Vandals host TXST on senior day|
MOSCOW - The Idaho women's basketball team will have the opportunity to get back to .500 for the season when it hosts Texas State at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The Vandals enter the game with a 13-14 overall record and a 10-6 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. Texas State is 9-17 on the season and 3-12 in the WAC.
Saturday's game is Senior Night for Idaho, as it is the final home game of the season. Seniors Jessica Graham and Ana Overgaard will be making the final home appearances of their careers.
Graham, a post who has been in the program for five seasons, is averaging 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game during WAC play. The post from Ripon, Calif., is having her best season after battling several knee injuries during her five-years in Moscow.
Overgaard, who has evolved from scout-teamer to walk-on to scholarship player during her four years in the program, has appeared in eight games off the bench for Idaho this season, and has scored three points and added five rebounds. The Weiser, Idaho native is a third-generation Vandal athlete.
The Bobcats are led by Diamond Ford, the WAC's leading scorer who averages 21.2 points per game. Ashley Ezeh, who has missed eight games this season, recently returned to Texas State's lineup. She averages 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Texas State has lost five of its last six games, including three in overtime. The Bobcats' last two games have been overtime losses, a 78-76 defeat at Houston Baptist and a 73-71 defeat at Seattle U. Texas State is just 3-14 in its last 17 games after starting the season by winning six of their first nine games.
Five Idaho players scored in double figures and the Vandals shot 45.5 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range en route to a 72-60 win in San Marcos on Jan. 24 in the only previous meeting between the Vandals and Bobcats.. Alyssa Charlston scored 14 points for Idaho, Christina Salvatore scored 13, Connie Ballestero scored 11 and Ali Forde and Krissy Karr each added 10. Graham added nine points in the game for Idaho. The Vandals also owned a 51-38 rebounding advantage.
Fans who can't make it to the Cowan Spectrum for Saturday's game can catch the action on KMAX 840 AM with pregame starting at 5:45. Live audio and video streams, as well as live stats will be available at www.GoVandals.com during the game.
Idaho wraps up the regular season at Seattle U on March 9 before heading to the WAC tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-16.