1975–76 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 1975–76 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 1975–76 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Broncos were led by third-year head coach Bus Connor and played their home games on campus at the Bronco Gym in Boise, Idaho.

1975–76 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
Big Sky regular season co-champions
Big Sky tournament champions
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record18–11 (9–5 Big Sky)
Head coach
  • Bus Connor (3rd season)
Assistant coachMike Montgomery (3rd season)
Home arenaBronco Gym
1975–76 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Weber State 9 5   .643 21 11   .656
Boise State 9 5   .643 18 11   .621
Idaho State 9 5   .643 16 11   .593
Northern Arizona 8 6   .571 15 12   .556
Montana 7 7   .500 13 12   .520
Montana State 6 8   .429 9 16   .360
Gonzaga 5 9   .357 13 13   .500
Idaho 3 11   .214 7 19   .269
Conference tournament winner

They finished the regular season at 16–10 overall, with a 9–5 record in the Big Sky Conference,[1][2] tied with Weber State and Idaho State for the regular season title.[3][4] The Broncos were led on the court by senior center Pat Hoke and sophomore guard Steve Connor, the coach's son.[5][6]

No Broncos were named to the all-conference team; Hoke and Connor were on the second team, and senior guard Terry Miller was honorable mention.[7][8][9]

In the first year of the conference tournament, the Broncos defeated the other co-champions: Idaho State in the first round,[5] and host Weber State in the final in double overtime.[6][10] They advanced to the NCAA tournament, their first in Division I; six years earlier in 1970, they had advanced to the College Division tournament (now Division II).

Boise State met fourth-ranked UNLV in the first round at McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon; the Runnin' Rebels were up by nine points at the half, and won by 25 points, 103–78.[11][12] The Broncos' next NCAA appearance was twelve years later, in 1988.

Postseason results edit

time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Big Sky tournament
Fri, March 5
9:00 pm
vs. Idaho State
W 93–81  17–10
Wildcat Gym (4,411)
Ogden, Utah
Sat, March 6
8:00 pm
at Weber State
W 77–70 2OT 18–10
Wildcat Gym (4,679)
Ogden, Utah
NCAA tournament
Sat, March 13*
8:05 pm
vs. No. 4 UNLV
First round
L 78–103  18–11
McArthur Court (9,100)
Eugene, Oregon
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain time.

References edit

  1. ^ "College hoop standings". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 2, 1976. p. 16.
  2. ^ "College cage standings". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 1, 1976. p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Wildcats win tourney 'draw'". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). March 1, 1976. p. B7.
  4. ^ "Top four head for tourney". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 1, 1976. p. 2B.
  5. ^ a b "Weber, Boise advance in Big Sky". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 6, 1976. p. 2B.
  6. ^ a b "Boise rules Big Sky after overtime win". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 7, 1976. p. 1B.
  7. ^ "Trio tops Big Sky all-star team". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 3, 1976. p. 2B.
  8. ^ "Watts gets 'Sky honor for 3rd year". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. March 2, 1976. p. B6.
  9. ^ "Gonzaga's Jim Grady 2nd-team Sky choice". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 2, 1976. p. 20.
  10. ^ Blodgett, Gary R. (March 8, 1976). "Boise faces tough Rebels". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C3.
  11. ^ Withers, Bud (March 14, 1976). "Rebels running to Los Angeles". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 5B.
  12. ^ "Bruins, Rebels romp". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 14, 1976. p. 1B.

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