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Yotes win first-round game at NAIA Nationals

Five players scored in double figures and The College of Idaho men’s basketball team held off a late rally to survive and advance in its first-round game at the NAIA National Tournament.

Josh Wilson, Joe Vaz and Marko Kovacevic each scored 11 points, while Demetrius Perkins and Joey Nebeker added 10 points apiece as the No. 4-seeded Yotes (29-5) edged Dakota State 65-64 on Wednesday afternoon at Keeter Gymnasium in Point Lookout, Missouri.

Click here for full game coverage at YoteAthletics.com.

The C of I advances to play in the Round of 16 at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The game is available via radio (630 AM or www.630thefan.com with Mike Safford), live streaming video (available for $20 at www.naianetwork.com) or Daktronics live stats (click here).

To view the complete NAIA National Tournament Bracket, click here.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars and 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.

 

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