|Idaho women aim for road sweep|
Winners of four of its last five overall, and its last three road games, the Idaho women's basketball team aims to keep the winning going when it clashes with equally-hot UTSA in Western Athletic Conference play on Saturday at 4 p.m. (PT).
Both teams enter with 5-3 WAC records, and are tied with Louisiana Tech for third place in the conference near the mid-point of the WAC season. UTSA is 11-8 overall and has won its last four games, while Idaho is 8-11 on the season and 3-0 in WAC road games.
Coming off wins over UT Arlington and Texas State, Idaho will try for three straight wins for the first time this season. The Vandals got a 14-point, 17-rebound effort from junior Alyssa Charlston in their win over Texas State on Thursday, when five different Idaho players scored in double figures, and a sixth finished just short, with nine points.
UTSA has started 13 different players this season, but none of them average double figures in scoring. The Roadrunners are led by 9.9 points per game from Kamra King. UTSA prefers to slow things down, as the Roadrunners and their opponents both average less than 60 points per game. Idaho and its opponents, meanwhile, both average more than 65 points per game, and the Vandals are 5-0 when holding opponents to 60 points or less this season.
In the only previous meeting between the two teams, Idaho won 68-67 in San Antonio in December of 1984. UTSA nearly became the first team to beat Idaho that season, as the Vandals entered the game with an 8-0 record, and finished the year 28-2.
Fans on the Palouse can catch the action on KMAX 840 AM, or online with live stats and a live video stream at www.GoVandals.com.
The Vandals are on the road again next week, visiting Utah State and San Jose State before returning home to host New Mexico State on Feb. 7.