|Vandals host EWU|
MOSCOW - The Idaho women's basketball team hosts its final home non-conference game of the season Tuesday when it takes on Eastern Washington at 6 p.m. in Memorial Gym.
Eastern Washington (2-3) holds a 34-27 lead in the all-time series against Idaho, but the home team has won the last seven meetings, and the Vandals (0-4) will enjoy home-court advantage Tuesday night.
EWU is coming off a 50-45 win over Cal State Fullerton, and has won two of its last three games after starting the season 0-2. Despite shooting 36.8 percent from the field, seven percent higher than Idaho, EWU only averages 54.2 points per game, nearly two points fewer than Idaho's 56.0. The Eagles also average three fewer rebounds per game than Idaho, but have a rebounding margin of -2.4, nearly nine rebounds better than Idaho's -11.2 margin. The translation is, Eastern Washington plays at a slower pace, with much fewer possessions per game, while Idaho is willing to shoot earlier in the shot clock and see more possessions in a game.
Idaho is led by junior Alyssa Charlston's 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Freshman Christina Salvatore averages 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Vandals, and has made at least one 3-pointer in all four games this season, but is shooting just 27.3 percent from beyond the arc.
EWU's Lexie Nelson averages a team-best 13.0 points per game, while Carrie Ojeda scores 11.8 points to go along with 10.8 rebounds per game.
Live stats of Tuesday's game will be available at www.GoVandals.com, and a live web stream broadcast of the game will be available on VandalXtra for a fee.
After Tuesday's game, the Vandals will face Tennessee State and Montana at the Lady Griz Classic Nov. 29 and 30, before traveling to UC Irvine (Dec. 5), UC Riverside (Dec. 7), Washington (Dec. 16) and Gonzaga (Dec. 20).