The Boise State men’s basketball team released its complete 2016-17 schedule Wednesday afternoon.
The main highlights on the schedule include the Charleston Classic Nov 17-20, a return matchup in Eugene against the national powerhouse Oregon, the Larry Brown-less SMU Mustangs, and a road trip to Evansville to battle the Aces in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge.
Oregon, Portland and Loyola Marymount are the only returning matchups this season for the Broncos. BSU played the aforementioned schools in three consecutive games last December, which helped jump start a nine game winning streak, the longest in school history.
Fatigue could play a major part for Boise State in non-conference play, as the Broncos travel back and forth in the early going. BSU will head to Charleston, South Carolina to take part in the Charleston Classic (2,475 miles from Boise), return home for a matchup against Presbyterian the following Friday, then travel south to Eugene for a tough matchup against Oregon. After the Ducks on Monday night, BSU heads home to Taco Bell Arena for a Wednesday game versus SMU, and is back on the road once again.
The road trip will take the Broncos to Evansville, Indiana (1,785 miles) to battle the Aces in the MWC/MVC Challenge, then journey back to the West Coast to take on Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, nearly 2,000 miles from Evansville.
Here’s Boise State head coach Leon Rice chatting with Idaho Statesman’s Dave Southorn about the upcoming Bronco schedule.
Boise State’s full schedule is listed below.
11/12: vs. Northwest
11/17: vs. College of Charleston (Charleston Classic)
11/18: Opponent TBD (Charleston Classic)
11/20: Opponent TBD (Charleston Classic)
11/25: vs. Presbyterian
11/28: @ Oregon
11/30: vs. SMU
12/3: @ Evansville (Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge)
12/5: @ Loyola Marymount
12/10: vs. Portland
12/18: vs. Idaho State
12/21: vs. Cal State Northridge
12/28: @ Utah State (Start of league play)
12/31: vs. Colorado State
1/4: @ UNLV
1/7: vs. San Diego State
1/14: @ Fresno State
1/17: vs. New Mexico
1/21: @ San Jose State
1/25: vs. Nevada
1/28: @ Wyoming
1/31: @ Colorado State
2/4: vs. Utah State
2/11: vs. Air Force
2/14: @ New Mexico
2/18: vs. Wyoming
2/22: @ Nevada
2/25: vs. San Jose State
2/28: vs. Fresno State
3/4: @ Air Force