The court was stormed and this year--no students were assaulted on the floor. Yes, we wen't there and we'll get to that in a minute. First we need to talk about the big news: Boise State did the "unthinkable" on a Tuesday night--the Broncos took down a Top 20 ranked San Diego State basketball team in front of a sold-out crowd--the same team that defeated them by 20 points a month ago.

Nothing about the win was 'unthinkable' or 'impossible'--the Broncos have been playing well all year long and it has really been a continuation of this corner that the team turned last season. It's fair to say they have become one of the toughest teams in the Mountain West Conference!

The crowd spoke for itself--Boise State rarely sells out a basketball game and the honest take is: even if they do, there are often many, many no-shows that don't allow it to feel like a sell out.

Last night was different.



Look at the energy in that video! The last time Boise State defeated a ranked team was in 2015--which feels all too recent, but at home in front of a sold out crowd? Insanity.

Notable Boise State alumni were in the crowd, as was Governor Brad Little (sitting court side) who appeared to be having a great time. Of course, the ending of the game sure made it all worth while.

Many say Boise State is now a lock for 'The Big Dance' but they still have a conference tournament ahead of them, and this weekend, a dangerous Utah State game IN Logan, Utah.

Alright- memory lane time: last year, the students tried to storm the court and the area had no idea how to handle it: 

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.

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.

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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