Northwest Nazarene, College of Idaho continue men’s basketball rivalry Tuesday

The Canyon County rivals meet for the 199th time in a series that dates back to 1923.

Northwest Nazarene is hosting Tuesday’s game at the Johnson Sports Center in Nampa, while the College of Idaho will host in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center on Nov. 24 in Caldwell.

Both games start at 7:07 and will be televised on KTVB 24/7.

The Tuesday game is an exhibition for the NCAA Division II Crusaders, while the NAIA Division II Coyotes are looking for a 4-0 start.

Tickets cost $10 (reserved), $6 (general admission), $5 (seniors 55 and up) and $4 (children ages 6-18 and non-NNU students).

The Yotes hold the all-time series lead 118-80, including four in a row.

Northwest Nazarene, under new coach Scott Flemming, opens its regular season against Bethesda at 8 p.m. Friday in Nampa.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO CROSS COUNTRY: For the eighth year in a row, the men’s and women’s teams earned at-large bids to the NAIA National Championships in Charlotte, N.C. Both teams finished second at the Cascade Conference Championships.