With a 17-11 (9-6 WAC) record this year, Boise State has shown that it can compete. First-year coach Leon Rice—a former assistant at Gonzaga University—seems to have done an excellent job navigating the decades-old pitfalls of the program, giving it some good late-season momentum. This is none-too-soon as the Broncos join the much tougher Mountain West Conference next season where they will face the likes of premier teams like San Diego State and University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Boise State's final two regular season games are at home against the California State University Bakersfield Roadrunners on Wednesday, March 2, and San Jose State Spartans on Saturday, March 5. These games should showcase what appears to be a nicely improved Boise State men's basketball program, currently riding a five-game winning streak.