It was a year to remember for fans of Boise State basketball and yes, it will be talked about for a very long time. After a slow start to the season with many doubting Boise State would even finish in the upper half of the conference, Head Coach Leon Rice and the team turned it around. By the end of the season, the Broncos had won a majority of their games, were ranked at the TOP of the Mountain West, won the regular season championship--followed by the conference tournament championship--and were headed to March Madness.

The draw in March was interesting--keeping Boise State close to home and just one win away from playing Leon's former team, the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Broncos didn't make it that far, however: they lost to Memphis in the first round. The loss was reminiscent of their loss in the NIT the year prior--which was also to Memphis.

Now, Memphis continues to haunt Boise State as one of their star players, Emmanuel Akot, has chosen to transfer to none other than: Memphis.


 

While Boise State fans may have wished to have another season with Akot, that ship has sailed and now Memphis is excited to have brought him on board as they continue to grow as a program. Fans in Memphis are excited for what Akot brings to the table as a FIFTH year Senior but we will see what kind of an impact he has on the team later this year.

Boise State's Most Underappreciated Star

Boise State seems to mean "football" for most, right? On a national stage, after all, it's the blue turf and the success that the Broncos have had on it that made the university a household name. What happens on the hardwood, however, is far from appreciated at the level that it should be. Leon Rice came to Boise State as a blessing from one of the most powerful basketball programs in the nation: Gonzaga University. Now, the winningest basketball coach in the history of the school seems to take immediate heat if the Broncos aren't in the Final Four. Spoiled by wins on the football field, fans seem to expect the same of the basketball program but when the investment in basketball is so much less than football--can you really have these types of expectations!?

Security Slams Boise State Students to Ground After Win

History was made at ExtraMile Arena on the night of Tuesday, March 1st. When you think of the arena--you may think of your favorite concerts or acts. No, a sell out crowd didn't set a record. The Boise State men's basketball team did. One might think that a major celebration was in order. Clearly, some security folks had a different idea.

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