1981–82 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 1981–82 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 1981–82 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos were led by second-year head coach Dave Leach and played their home games on campus at the Bronco Gymnasium in Boise, Idaho.

1981–82 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record12–14 (6–8 Big Sky)
Head coach
  • Dave Leach (2nd season)
Home arenaBronco Gymnasium
1981–82 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 8 Idaho 13 1   .929 27 3   .900
Montana 10 4   .714 17 10   .630
Nevada 9 5   .643 19 9   .679
Weber State 6 8   .429 15 13   .536
Boise State 6 8   .429 12 14   .462
Idaho State 5 9   .357 14 12   .538
Montana State 5 9   .357 11 18   .379
Northern Arizona 2 12   .143 6 20   .231
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll

They finished the regular season at 12–14 overall, with a 6–8 record in the Big Sky Conference, tied for fourth in the standings.[1] The conference tournament included only the top four teams; the Broncos lost the tiebreaker to Weber State for the final berth,[1][2] and did not qualify for a fourth consecutive year.

This was the last season for varsity basketball at the 1950s Bronco Gym, and its finale against rival Idaho was sold out two weeks in advance.[3] BSU needed a win (with a Weber State loss) to qualify for the Big Sky tourney, for a quick re-match with Idaho six nights later at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. A record crowd of 3,946 saw the Broncos test the ninth-ranked Vandals, but fell by six;[4] the capacity of the gym at the time was listed at 3,682.[3][5] The new BSU Pavilion opened in May, for commencement exercises.

No Broncos were named to the all-conference team; forward Eric Bailey, guard Terry Lee, and sophomore swingman Vince Hinchen were honorable mention.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Big Sky Conference standings". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). February 28, 1982. p. 4C.
  2. ^ Rock, Brad (March 1, 1982). "Weber backs into playoffs against Idaho". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D4.
  3. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (February 27, 1982). "No. 9 Vandals stand in BSU's playoff way". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 15.
  4. ^ "Vandals leak but don't sink". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). February 28, 1982. p. 4C.
  5. ^ "Who wants it most? Idaho or BSU?". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). February 27, 1982. p. 2C.
  6. ^ "Harper wins spot on all-BSC team". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. March 10, 1982. p. D4.

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