On Thursday, Idaho visits Pan American Center to take on New Mexico State. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on AggieVision. The Vandals lost to the Aggies 71-70 on Jan. 12 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.
Idaho maintains sixth place in the WAC while New Mexico State is in second place.
In their last outing, behind 19 points from Connor Hill, the Vandals defeated San Jose State 66-63 on Feb. 2. He contributes 2 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.7 points per game. For the Aggies, Sim Bhullar put up 17 points and 18 rebounds in the 75-62 win over Texas-San Antonio on Feb. 2. He is averaging 9.7 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 2 per game. New Mexico State ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 45.4 percent, which also places them 11th in the country.
StatSmack! Idaho is better than New Mexico State
Connor Hill is ranked 39th nationally in three-pointers.
The Idaho basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than New Mexico State (60% vs 35%).
The Idaho rebounding leader (Kyle Barone, 204 rebounds) has more rebounds than the New Mexico State rebounding leader (Bandja Sy, 167 rebounds).
Keep filling up on cupcakes. Idaho has a stronger schedule than New Mexico State this season (SOS Rank: #98 vs #119).