2016–17 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by seventh year head coach Leon Rice, played their home games at Taco Bell Arena as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 20–12, 12–6 in Mountain West play to finish in third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament to San Diego State. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Utah in the First Round before losing in the Second Round to Illinois.

2016–17 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
Boise State "B" logo.svg
NIT, Second Round
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Record20–12 (12–6 MW)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaTaco Bell Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Nevada 14 4   .778 28 7   .800
Colorado State 13 5   .722 24 12   .667
Boise State 12 6   .667 20 12   .625
Fresno State 11 7   .611 20 13   .606
New Mexico 10 8   .556 17 14   .548
San Diego State 9 9   .500 19 14   .576
Wyoming 8 10   .444 23 15   .605
San Jose State 7 11   .389 14 16   .467
Utah State 7 11   .389 14 17   .452
Air Force 4 14   .222 12 21   .364
UNLV 4 14   .222 11 21   .344
2017 MW Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Broncos finished the season 20–12, 11–7 in Mountain West play to finish in third place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to Colorado State. Despite having 20 wins, they did not participate in a postseason tournament after declining an invitation from the inaugural Vegas 16.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Mikey Thompson 1 G 6'4" 180 RS Senior North Las Vegas, NV Graduated
Anthony Drmic 3 G/F 6'6" 203 RS Senior Endeavour Hills, Australia Graduated
Collin Landry 12 G 6'3" 180 Freshman Portland, OR Walk-on; didn't return
Cody Spjute 20 G 6'4" 195 Freshman Boise, ID Walk-on; didn't return
Montigo Alford 21 G 5'9" 168 Senior Bloomington, CA Graduated
James Webb III 23 F 6'9" 202 RS Junior Augusta, GA Declare for 2016 NBA draft
Lonnie Jackson 25 G 6'4" 178 RS Senior Valencia, CA Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Cameron Oluyitan 23 G 6'7" 190 Sophomore Sugar Land, TX Junior college transferred from Gillette College.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Justinian Jessup
SF
Longmont, CO Longmont High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 68
Alex Hobbs
SG
La Porte, TX La Porte High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 9, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Marcus Dickinson
PG
Norman, OK Norman North High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 11, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Marcus Dickinson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr Norman North HS Norman, OK
G 3 Justinian Jessup 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Longmont HS Longmont, CO
G 5 Malek Harwell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 186 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Century HS Pocatello, ID
F 10 Robin Jorch 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 253 lb (115 kg) So International Berlin Basketball Academy Berlin, Germany
F 11 Zach Haney 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 242 lb (110 kg) RS So Atascocita HS Humble, TX
F 13 Nicholas Duncan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Sr Australian Institute of Sport Sydney, Australia
F 15 Chandler Hutchison 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jr Mission Viejo HS Mission Viejo, CA
G 21 Derrick Alston Jr. (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 153 lb (69 kg) Fr Strake Jesuit HS Houston, TX
G 23 Cameron Oluyitan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Gillette College Houston, TX
G 30 Paris Austin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Bishop O'Dowd HS Oakland, CA
C 33 David Wacker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 239 lb (108 kg) RS So Judson HS Converse, TX
G 34 Alex Hobbs 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Fr La Porte HS La Porte, TX
F 40 Matt Grooms (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Walla Walla CC Meridian, ID
G 55 James Reid 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Arkansas–Little Rock Bend, OR
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

 
Boise State on offense in the second half vs Colorado State on 12/31/16.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Costa Rica foreign tour
08/12/2016*
5:00pm
vs. Brock W 76–56 
San Joaquín de Flores 
Costa Rica
08/12/2016*
7:00 pm
vs. Ottawa L 88–90 
San Joaquín de Flores, 
Costa Rica
08/13/2016*
5:00 pm
vs. Costa Rica national team W 74–54 
Heredia, 
Costa Rica
08/14/2016*
12:00 pm
vs. Ottawa W 73–49 
Palmares, 
Costa Rica
Exhibition
10/28/2016*
7:00 pm
Lewis–Clark State W 85–53 
Taco Bell Arena (2,905)
Boise, ID
11/05/2016*
4:00 pm
Northwest Christian W 91–76 
Taco Bell Arena (2,812)
Boise, ID
Non-conference regular season
11/12/2016*
2:00 pm
Northwest W 85–46  1–0
Taco Bell Arena (2,989)
Boise, ID
11/17/2016*
5:30 pm, ESPN3
at College of Charleston
Charleston Classic quarterfinals
L 47–60  1–1
TD Arena (3,430)
Charleston, SC
11/18/2016*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. Mississippi State
Charleston Classic consolation round
L 68–80  1–2
TD Arena (3,517)
Charleston, SC
11/20/2016*
11:30 am, ESPN3
vs. Western Michigan
Charleston Classic 7th place game
W 91–70  2–2
TD Arena (1,293)
Charleston, SC
11/25/2016*
7:00 pm
Presbyterian W 82–56  3–2
Taco Bell Arena (4,061)
Boise, ID
11/28/2016*
9:00 pm, P12N
at No. 23 Oregon L 63–68  3–3
Matthew Knight Arena (6,824)
Eugene, OR
11/30/2016*
7:00 pm, MWN
SMU W 71–62  4–3
Taco Bell Arena (4,812)
Boise, ID
12/03/2016*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
at Evansville
MW–MVC Challenge
L 67–72  4–4
Ford Center (3,773)
Evansville, IN
12/05/2016*
8:00 pm, theW.tv
at Loyola Marymount W 80–79  5–4
Gersten Pavilion (1,332)
Los Angeles, CA
12/10/2016*
2:00 pm
Portland
Cancelled (travel conditions), game moved to 2017–18.[1][2]
Taco Bell Arena 
Boise, ID
12/18/2016*
4:30 pm
Idaho State W 82–59  6–4
Taco Bell Arena (4,303)
Boise, ID
12/21/2016*
7:00 pm
Cal State Northridge W 79–62  7–4
Taco Bell Arena (3,468)
Boise, ID
Mountain West regular season
12/28/2016
7:00 pm, RTNW
at Utah State W 83–80  8–4
(1–0)
Smith Spectrum (7,227)
Logan, UT
12/31/2016
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Colorado State W 74–73  9–4
(2–0)
Taco Bell Arena (5,413)
Boise, ID
01/04/2017
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at UNLV W 77–59  10–4
(3–0)
Thomas & Mack Center (8,872)
Paradise, NV
01/07/2017
9:15 pm, ESPNU
San Diego State W 78–66  11–4
(4–0)
Taco Bell Arena (4,411)
Boise, ID
01/14/2017
5:00 pm
at Fresno State L 80–89  11–5
(4–1)
Save Mart Center (6,978)
Fresno, CA
01/17/2017
9:00 pm, ESPNU
New Mexico L 70–81  11–6
(4–2)
Taco Bell Arena (3,752)
Boise, ID
01/21/2017
3:00 pm
at San Jose State W 75–65  12–6
(5–2)
Event Center Arena (1,907)
San Jose, CA
01/25/2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Nevada L 57–76  12–7
(5–3)
Taco Bell Arena (7,059)
Boise, ID
01/28/2017
4:00 pm, RTNW
at Wyoming W 80–65  13–7
(6–3)
Arena-Auditorium (6,552)
Laramie, WY
01/31/2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Colorado State W 79–76  14–7
(7–3)
Moby Arena (3,926)
Fort Collins, CO
02/04/2017
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Utah State W 72–70  15–7
(8–3)
Taco Bell Arena (7,560)
Boise, ID
02/11/2017
4:00 pm, RTNW
Air Force W 76–66  16–7
(9–3)
Taco Bell Arena (7,208)
Boise, ID
02/14/2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at New Mexico L 73–78  16–8
(9–4)
The Pit (11,071)
Albuquerque, NM
02/18/2017
4:00 pm, RTNW
Wyoming W 91–87  17–8
(10–4)
Taco Bell Arena (7,420)
Boise, ID
02/22/2017
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Nevada L 77–85  17–9
(10–5)
Lawlor Events Center (8,625)
Reno, NV
02/25/2017
2:00 pm
San Jose State W 85–78  18–9
(11–5)
Taco Bell Arena (7,293)
Boise, ID
02/28/2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Fresno State L 67–74  18–10
(11–6)
Taco Bell Arena (5,804)
Boise, ID
03/04/2017
2:00 pm, RTNW
at Air Force W 98–70  19–10
(12–6)
Clune Arena (2,118)
Colorado Springs, CO
Mountain West Tournament
03/09/2017
9:30 pm, CBSSN
(3) vs. (6) San Diego State
Quarterfinals
L 68–87  19–11
Thomas & Mack Center (5,057)
Paradise, NV
NIT
03/14/2017*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
(6) at (3) Utah
First Round – Illinois State Bracket
W 73–68  20–11
Jon M. Huntsman Center (4,097)
Salt Lake City, UT
03/20/2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN
(6) at (2) Illinois
Second Round – Illinois State Bracket
L 56–71  20–12
State Farm Center (5,713)
Champaign, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time Source[3][4].

ReferencesEdit