Boise State is the hottest team in the Mountain West Conference and they show no signs of stopping going into the postseason. They have won 14 of their last 15 dating back to January 13. Who was that last team to beat them however? It was Fresno State on Valentines Day when they shocked the Broncos 70-64 in Fresno, California. This game however, was a statement game for Boise State.
The Broncos came out swinging scoring the first nine points of the game. They went into the locker room with a nine point lead and came out of it on a 16-2 run. Fresno looked undermatched and they were outplayed by one of the most impressive teams the Mountain West may have seen in quite some time.
They clinched a share of the Mountain West title with their seventeen point victory in the Taco Bell Arena. Boise State keeps getting production from its big three in Marks, Duncan, and Webb III, each of them scoring in double digits. Webb also recorded a double double when he accounted for 10 of his teams thirty three boards. They ended up out rebounding the Bulldogs 33-25. Mikey Thompson came off the bench providing 14 of his benches 15 points.
Will anyone slow down the Broncos in the Mountain West Tournament? I don’t think so at this point. They have everything on point right now when it comes to team basketball.
Going into this game Fresno State were winners of three straight. After the 19-point loss they have fallen below .500 on the year and hope to scalp together at least one win in Las Vegas and hopefully another CIT invite.
Fresno just needs that one big recruit to commit to revive the program. They don’t currently rank in the top 200 in any offensive category and is in dire need of a spark off the bench during tight games.
How far will Boise State go, is the question now that they are hopefully off of the bubble and officially in the tournament no matter what happens in Las Vegas this week. If the Broncos can win the conference tournament which I think they will, they may just be that bracket buster that ruins everyone's bracket.
They stack up well in my opinion against some mid level ACC and B1G teams, so if they can grab some luck from the selection committee maybe they can make a deep run. We see a mid-major do it every year so why not the Broncos?