BUSTER’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Boise State Athletics Update (Nov. 27 – Dec. 2)

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The Boise State Broncos brought home the hardware.

The Broncos defied all odds and secured a win in the Mountain West Championship game on Dec. 2 against University of Nevada Las Vegas 44-20

After one of the toughest seasons, the Broncos stormed back from having just a 0.1 percent chance of making it to the MW Championship game. 

Interim head coach Spencer Danielson also became the first interim head coach to win a conference title with their team. 

After Danielson’s historic win, he was named the official head coach of the Broncos


The men’s basketball team traveled to Idaho Falls to face Saint Mary’s University at the Mountain America Center.

Despite a tough string of losses, the Broncos found themselves beating one of the tougher opponents on the season 63-30.

The bench seemed as strong as ever. Boise State scored 22 points off the bench making it their third-straight game scoring 20 or more points off the bench. With clutch plays coming from the non-starting squad, there is much to be hopeful for as the Broncos are nearing their regular season play.

“Not only did we have 22 points (off the bench), but boy were they timely points,” head coach Leon Rice said. “I knew Saint Mary’s would come in the second half with a punch and we were able to answer. Andrew (Meadow) had some great threes and they had some matchup problems when we went small and got open looks.”

Tyson Degenhart led the team with 17 points and also put up five assists, four rebounds a block and a steal. While Chibuzo Agbo followed close behind with 11 points and notching eight rebounds, the new comer O’Mar Stanley had himself a game as well as he added 10 points, going 3-of-3 from the field, to go along with an assist and a steal.

Boise State will return to ExtraMile on Dec. 5 to face University of North Texas. 


The Lady Broncos went 1-1 on the week, with some historic moments taking place in ExtraMile Arena.

Boise State’s 70-53 win against UC Davis marked the 200th home victory for head coach Gordy Presnell as the head coach of the Broncos. Presnell now maintains a 200-79 record at home. 

“It’s great that I’ve lasted this long,”  Presnell said. “I love our arena. I just feel blessed to have the opportunity to coach here. I love this place. We have one of the nicest facilities and I’m just honored and blessed to get to coach here.” 

Sophomore guard Natalie Pasco scored a season-high 21 points and went 8-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. Senior forward  Elodie Lalotte also scored a season-high, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, also garnering six rebounds and three steals.

Despite the success at ExtraMile, the Broncos headed to Cheney, Wash. to face Eastern Washington University where they fell 64-43. 

“We broke down and we didn’t execute,” Presnell said. “It was a really poor performance in the fourth quarter. We worked really hard in the first quarter and then battled back in the third. They were the aggressors offensively and it showed tonight.” 

Pasco continued a strong week scoring a team-high 12 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the floor and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. Linsey Lovrovich added to the statsheets scoring a season-high eight points.

The Broncos now hold a 6-2 record overall this season and will return to play on Dec. 6 back in ExtraMile to face Cal State Bakersfield.

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