There's no arguing that Boise State's basketball program is on the right path, at the right time of the year. After a solid season so far, the Broncos sealed up January with a win on the road--against a Top 25 ranked team--in one of the most challenging basketball environments in the entire nation.

For years, Boise State has been labeled "a football school" yet under the leadership of Leon Rice, their head coach from Gonzaga University, the team has flirted with being one of the best in the Mountain West Conference.

It is now fair to say that the hoops team has caught up with the football team in regards to national attention--and last night solidified that for another year. With wins over a ranked New Mexico and even San Diego State, last year's National Runner Up, it's clear that Boise State is clicking.



The Mountain West Conference is stacked with talented teams this season and most expect several teams to make it to the March Madness bracket. Is Boise State a guaranteed bid? Not yet--but they're certainly making a case.

The next time Boise State takes the court at home will be this weekend, Saturday February 3rd against Air Force.

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!?

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This Former Nampa Basketball Star is ESPN's Darling

It's not often that you see Sports Center re-run a single play as often as they did last night. The good folks at ESPN could not get enough of the dominating performance by one particular Texas Tech player who left it all on the court. His team defeated Baylor-- the defending National Champion and the only remaining undefeated team in the country this season.
Plot twist, this player has some serious Idaho ties-- with NO offers out of High School, Adonis Arms played in Nampa at Northwest Nazarene University where he gained the skill set and the reputation to make his way up to the big time stage.

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