As I wrote earlier in the season, the Boise State men’s basketball team is very good. Their birth in the NCAA tournament goes to prove that.
Are they the 13-seed? Yes, but what’s important to take into consideration is their age and how quick these players have responded to Head Coach Leon Rice in changing this program around.
This gives the Boise community more to follow than just what’s going on on the blue turf. It also marks the first-at-large bid in Boise State history for the
It’s no longer just Chris Petersen as a public figure for Bronco athletics. The Boise community has also adopted Rice into that role as well.
But I digress, here’s my prediction for the Broncos on their journey in the NCAA tournament.
The Broncos’ first obstacle will come with taking on La Salle in Dayton, Ohio. The La Salle Explorers are 21-9 this year and are also making their first NCAA appearance in the past 21-years.
While both teams run similar schemes, the Broncos should be able to come out with a comfortable win by heavily out-rebounding the Explorers and advance to play No.4 seeded
Upset alert: the Boise State Broncos go on to upset the Kansas State Wildcats. How? By the 3-point ball. Sophomore guard Anthony Drmic and junior guard Jeff Elorriaga will combine for a total of 10 3-pointers.
The Broncos hoist a respectable .391 from beyond the arc (Ranked No.13 as a team in the nation).
But after the huge upset-win, the Broncos will finally meet their match against the No.5 seeded Wisconsin Badgers. Yikes.
The Broncos will end their season just short of making the sweet-16 in the NCAA Tournament. How many out there could have predicted that? Well, I won’t jump the gun quite yet on this prediction.
The rest of the NCAA better be on point, because the Broncos are going to make a serious run in the tournament next year.