1977–78 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 1977–78 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 1977–78 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos were led by fifth-year head coach Bus Connor and played their home games on campus at Bronco Gymnasium in Boise, Idaho.

1977–78 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
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ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record13–14 (8–6 Big Sky)
Head coach
  • Bus Connor (5th season)
Home arenaBronco Gymnasium
Seasons
1977–78 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Montana 12 2   .857 20 8   .714
Idaho State 11 3   .786 16 10   .615
Weber State 9 5   .643 19 10   .655
Boise State 8 6   .571 13 14   .481
Gonzaga 7 7   .500 14 15   .483
Northern Arizona 5 9   .357 11 14   .440
Montana State 3 11   .214 9 17   .346
Idaho 1 13   .071 4 22   .154
Conference tournament winner

They finished the regular season at 13–13 overall, with a 8–6 record in the Big Sky Conference, fourth in the standings.[1][2] In the four-team conference tournament at Missoula, the Broncos met host and regular season champion Montana in the semifinals,[1] and lost by nine points.[3]

Senior guard Steve Connor was named to the all-conference team; forwards Trent Johnson and Danny Jones were on the second team.[4][5] The next Bronco on the first team was Vince Hinchen in 1984.

Boise State did not return to the conference tournament until 1984, when it expanded to include all eight teams.

Postseason resultEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Big Sky tournament
Fri, March 3
9:00 pm
(4) at (1) Montana
Semifinal
L 61–70  13–14
Adams Fieldhouse (9,350)
Missoula, Montana
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Big Sky playoff starts at Montana". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 3, 1978. p. 5B.
  2. ^ "Big Sky final standings". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). February 27, 1978. p. 15.
  3. ^ "Montana, Weber in Big Sky finals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 4, 1978. p. 1B.
  4. ^ "Montana's Richardson all-conference for third year". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 7, 1978. p. 1B.
  5. ^ "Grizzlies' 'M.R.R.' 3-timer". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 8, 1978. p. 17.

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