1993–94 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team


The 1993–94 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos were led by eleventh-year head coach Bobby Dye and played their home games on campus at the BSU Pavilion in Boise, Idaho.

1993–94 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
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NCAA tournament, First round
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
Record17–13 (7–7 Big Sky)
Head coach
Assistant coachRod Jensen
Home arenaBSU Pavilion
Seasons
1993–94 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Weber State 10 4   .714 20 10   .667
Idaho State 10 4   .714 18 9   .667
Idaho 9 5   .643 18 10   .643
Montana State 8 6   .571 16 11   .593
Boise State 7 7   .500 17 13   .567
Montana 6 8   .429 19 9   .679
Northern Arizona 6 8   .429 13 13   .500
Eastern Washington 0 14   .000 5 21   .192
Conference tournament winner

They finished the regular season at 14–12 overall, with a 7–7 record in the Big Sky Conference, fifth in the standings.[1][2][3]

In the conference tournament at home in Boise,[4][5] the fifth-seeded Broncos defeated Montana State by eighteen points in a quarterfinal,[6] and top-seeded Weber State by twelve in a semifinal.[7][8][9] In the final against second-seeded Idaho State, BSU won by four points.[10]

For a second consecutive year, the Broncos received the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament without winning the regular season title; no other Big Sky members were invited to the tournament or the NIT. Boise State was seeded fourteenth in the West regional and lost by nine points to Louisville in the first round in Sacramento.[11] It was the twelfth consecutive year that the Big Sky representative lost in the first round, a streak that ended the following year.

This was Boise State's fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in Division I, the third under Dye, and their last as a member of the Big Sky Conference.

Postseason resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Big Sky Tournament
Thu, March 10
9:00 pm
(5) (4) Montana State
Quarterfinal
W 75–57  15–12
BSU Pavilion (7,544)
Boise, Idaho
Fri, March 11
9:30 pm
(5) (1) Weber State
Semifinal
W 84–72  16–12
BSU Pavilion (8,445)
Boise, Idaho
Sat, March 12
7:37 pm, ESPN
(5) (2) Idaho State
Final
W 85–81  17–12
BSU Pavilion (9,166)
Boise, Idaho
NCAA tournament
Fri, March 18*
6:13 pm, CBS
(14W) vs. (3W) No. 10 Louisville
First round
L 58–67  17–13
ARCO Arena (16,477)
Sacramento, California
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "March Madness has arrived". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). March 7, 1994. p. 1B.
  2. ^ "Idaho faces Montana in Sky opener". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 7, 1994. p. C2.
  3. ^ "College basketball standings". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 8, 1994. p. C4.
  4. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 11, 1994). "Vandals float past Grizzzz". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 11, 1994). "Lightfoot, Vandals stomp Griz". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  6. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 11, 1994). "Boise St. 75, Montana St. 57". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 4B.
  7. ^ Sorensen, Mike (March 12, 1994). "Taller Broncos oust Wildcats in semis with tough defense". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D3.
  8. ^ Meehan, Jim (March 12, 1994). "Too-quick Bengals punch Vandals' ticket home". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C6.
  9. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 12, 1994). "Idaho St. has UI's number". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  10. ^ "BSU wins Big Sky title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 13, 1994. p. 5B.
  11. ^ "Louisville survives BSU". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 19, 1994. p. 6B.

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