It's been a great run on the hardwood in Boise, but following the first round of March Madness, Boise State will once again not be advancing in the big dance.



It was a well played game, a tough fight, yet the Broncos come up empty handed against a Northwestern team that has been on a roll. While many Boise State fans joked that they had never heard of Northwestern University--the team was actually dominant, defeating the likes of Purdue and University of Indiana-- two programs expected to make deep runs this March.

Because Boise State has seen success on the football field--which operate very differently than basketball, it's easy to expect fans to start saying there needs to be a coaching change or that the team is choking. Here's the reality: this is March and anyone can win. Just ask the University of Arizona who many experts though could be National Champions this season.

The Broncos battled through the first half but by the time the second half came around, it was obvious that Boise's starters were totally gassed--that was the difference maker as Northwestern finally pulled away and won.

Going into this game, Boise State was tied with Eastern Kentucky for most losses in March Madness without a win. That tie is now broken and Boise State is a rough 0-9 in the tournament-- the outright record holder.

Just making it to the big dance two years in a row is a massive win for the Boise State program and fans need to realize that.


Want to check out the highlights from Boise State's loss to Northwestern? Here's a recap video of the biggest plays, below: 

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.

Insane Big Sky Basketball Moment Makes National Headlines

Check out the break down of this amazing sports moment that happened in downtown Boise.

Watch the full video below!

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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