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N. Arizona needs a win to get to even, but right now it's anybody's game. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but N. Arizona is up 38-36 over Idaho.

If N. Arizona keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 10-10 in no time. On the other hand, Idaho will have to make due with a 7-12 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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N. Arizona Lumberjacks @ Idaho Vandals

Current Records: N. Arizona 9-10, Idaho 7-11

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N. Arizona has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The N. Arizona Lumberjacks and the Idaho Vandals will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at ICCU Arena. Idaho took a loss in their last matchup and will be looking to turn the tables on N. Arizona, who comes in off a win.

Last Saturday, the Lumberjacks beat the Hornets 70-61.

Meanwhile, Idaho's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fifth straight loss. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 88-65 punch to the gut against the Wildcats. The contest was a 35-35 toss-up at halftime, but Idaho was outscored by Weber State in the second.

Idaho struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only two offensive rebounds. That's the fewest offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

The Lumberjacks' win was their fifth straight at home, which pushed their record up to 9-10. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 76.4 points per game. As for the Vandals, they have traveled a rocky road recently, as they've lost seven of their last eight matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 7-11 record this season.

N. Arizona is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a six-game streak of failing to cover when playing on the road.

N. Arizona beat Idaho 87-76 in their previous meeting back in March of 2023. Does N. Arizona have another victory up their sleeve, or will Idaho turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Idaho is a 3-point favorite against N. Arizona, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 140.5 points.

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Series History

N. Arizona has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Idaho.

  • Mar 04, 2023 - N. Arizona 87 vs. Idaho 76
  • Feb 18, 2023 - N. Arizona 72 vs. Idaho 50
  • Jan 19, 2023 - Idaho 88 vs. N. Arizona 83
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Idaho 78 vs. N. Arizona 69
  • Jan 17, 2022 - N. Arizona 74 vs. Idaho 72
  • Jan 02, 2021 - N. Arizona 83 vs. Idaho 78
  • Dec 31, 2020 - N. Arizona 78 vs. Idaho 65
  • Feb 20, 2020 - N. Arizona 78 vs. Idaho 61
  • Feb 01, 2020 - N. Arizona 77 vs. Idaho 72
  • Feb 21, 2019 - N. Arizona 75 vs. Idaho 54