2017–18 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by eighth-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 23–9, 13–5 in Mountain West play to finish in second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament to Utah State. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Washington.

2017–18 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
Boise State "B" logo.svg
NIT, First Round
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Record23–9 (13–5 MW)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaTaco Bell Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 24 Nevada 15 3   .833 29 8   .784
Boise State 13 5   .722 23 9   .719
New Mexico 12 6   .667 19 15   .559
Fresno State 11 7   .611 21 11   .656
San Diego State 11 7   .611 22 11   .667
Wyoming 10 8   .556 20 13   .606
UNLV 8 10   .444 20 13   .606
Utah State 8 10   .444 17 17   .500
Air Force 6 12   .333 12 19   .387
Colorado State 4 14   .222 11 21   .344
San Jose State 1 17   .056 4 26   .133
2018 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Broncos 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.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Nicholas Duncan 13 F 6'8" 265 Senior Sydney, Australia Graduated
Cameron Oluyitan 23 F 6'6" 183 Sophomore Houston, TX Transferred to Southern Utah
Paris Austin 30 G 6'0" 175 Sophomore Oakland, CA Transferred to California
Matt Grooms 40 F 6'4" 215 RS Junior Meridan, ID Walk-on; didn't return
James Reid 55 G 6'3" 193 RS Senior Bend, OR Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lexus Williams 2 F 6'0" 167 Senior Chicago, IL Transferred from Valparaiso. Will be eligible to play immediately since Williams graduated from Valparaiso.
Casdon Jardine 22 F 6'7" 220 Sophomore Twin Falls, ID Junior college transferred from College of Idaho.
Christian Sengfelder 43 F 6'7" 238 Senior Leverkusen, Germany Transferred from Fordham. Will be eligible to play immediately since Sengfelder graduated from Fordham.

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cameron Christon
SG
Allen, TX Allen High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) N/A Apr 20, 2017 
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:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-10-06.

2018 recruiting classEdit

PreseasonEdit

In a vote by conference media at the Mountain West media day, the Broncos were picked to finish in third place in the Mountain West.[1] Senior guard Chandler Hutchison was named the preseason All-Mountain West Player of the Year.[2]

RosterEdit

2017–18 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) So Norman North HS Norman, OK
G 1 Cam Christon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Fr Allen HS Allen,TX
G 2 Lexus Williams 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 167 lb (76 kg) RS Sr Marist HS
Valparaiso
Chicago, IL
G 3 Justinian Jessup 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Longmont HS Longmont, CO
G 4 Matt Serven (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Fr Edison HS Huntington Beach, CA
G 5 Malek Harwell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) RS So Century HS Pocatello, ID
F 10 Robin Jorch 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr International Berlin Basketball Academy Berlin, Germany
F 11 Zach Haney 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 239 lb (108 kg) RS Jr Atascocita HS Humble, TX
F 15 Chandler Hutchison 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Sr Mission Viejo HS Mission Viejo, CA
G 21 Derrick Alston Jr. (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 153 lb (69 kg) RS Fr Strake Jesuit HS Houston, TX
G/F 22 Casdon Jardine 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So Twin Falls HS
CSI
Twin Falls, ID
C 33 David Wacker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) RS Jr Judson HS Converse, TX
G 34 Alex Hobbs 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) So La Porte HS La Porte, TX
F 43 Christian Sengfelder 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Sr Fordham Leverkusen, Germany
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2, 2017*
7:00 pm
College of Idaho W 74–69 
Taco Bell Arena (3,516)
Boise, ID
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:00 pm
Eastern Oregon W 104–65  1–0
Taco Bell Arena (4,095)
Boise, ID
Nov 12, 2017*
2:00 pm
Southern Utah W 90–69  2–0
Taco Bell Arena (3,052)
Boise, ID
Nov 16, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. UTEP
Puerto Rico Tip-Off quarterfinals
W 58–56  3–0
HTC Center (701)
Conway, SC
Nov 17, 2017*
11:00 am, ESPN2
vs. Illinois State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinals
W 82–64  4–0
HTC Center (875)
Conway, SC
Nov 19, 2017*
5:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Iowa State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game
L 64–75  4–1
HTC Center (2,119)
Conway, SC
Nov 25, 2017*
7:00 pm
Loyola Marymount W 68–48  5–1
Taco Bell Arena (5,750)
Boise, ID
Nov 28, 2017*
7:00 pm
Loyola–Chicago
MW–MVC Challenge
W 87–53  6–1
Taco Bell Arena (3,738)
Boise, ID
Dec 1, 2017*
7:30 pm, P12N
at Oregon W 73–70  7–1
Matthew Knight Arena (7,688)
Eugene, OR
Dec 3, 2017*
2:00 pm
Portland W 77–54  8–1
Taco Bell Arena (4,518)
Boise, ID
Dec 9, 2017*
2:00 pm
Sacramento State W 77–54  9–1
Taco Bell Arena (4,648)
Boise, ID
Dec 13, 2017*
7:00 pm
Grand Canyon W 85–80 2OT 10–1
Taco Bell Arena (4,628)
Boise, ID
Dec 18, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at SMU L 63–86  10–2
Moody Coliseum (6,551)
Dallas, TX
Mountain West regular season
Dec 27, 2017
7:30 pm, CBSSN
Colorado State W 93–71  11–2
(1–0)
Taco Bell Arena (7,538)
Boise, ID
Dec 30, 2017
9:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at UNLV W 83–74  12–2
(2–0)
Thomas & Mack Center (11,892)
Paradise, NV
Jan 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
New Mexico W 90–62  13–2
(3–0)
Taco Bell Arena (7,557)
Boise, ID
Jan 6, 2018
6:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at Wyoming L 78–79 OT 13–3
(3–1)
Arena-Auditorium (5,301)
Laramie, WY
Jan 9, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Fresno State W 70–64  14–3
(4–1)
Save Mart Center (4,980)
Fresno, CA
Jan 13, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN2
San Diego State W 83–80  15–3
(5–1)
Taco Bell Arena (10,874)
Boise, ID
Jan 17, 2018
7:00 pm, Stadium
Utah State W 71–67  16–3
(6–1)
Taco Bell Arena (7,002)
Boise, ID
Jan 20, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN2
at Nevada L 68–74  16–4
(6–2)
Lawlor Events Center (11,164)
Reno, NV
Jan 24, 2018
8:00 pm, ATTSNRM
San Jose State W 94–71  17–4
(7–2)
Taco Bell Arena (7,378)
Boise, ID
Jan 27, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Air Force W 70–64  18–4
(8–2)
Clune Arena (2,436)
Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 3, 2018
6:00 pm, CBSSN
UNLV W 93–91 OT 19–4
(9–2)
Taco Bell Arena (10,737)
Boise, ID
Feb 6, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at New Mexico W 73–71  20–4
(10–2)
The Pit (11,357)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 10, 2018
7:00 pm, ATTSNRM
at Utah State L 65–71  20–5
(10–3)
Smith Spectrum (8,421)
Logan, UT
Feb 14, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 24 Nevada L 72–77  20–6
(10–4)
Taco Bell Arena (8,611)
Boise, ID
Feb 17, 2018
12:00 pm, ATTSNRM
Air Force W 76–52  21–6
(11–4)
Taco Bell Arena (7,530)
Boise, ID
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Colorado State W 87–54  22–6
(12–4)
Moby Arena (2,850)
Fort Collins, CO
Feb 27, 2018
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at San Diego State L 64–72  22–7
(12–5)
Viejas Arena (11,211)
San Diego, CA
Mar 3, 2018
5:00 pm, ATTSNRM
Wyoming W 95–87  23–7
(13–5)
Taco Bell Arena (10,303)
Boise, ID
Mountain West Tournament
Mar 8, 2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
(2) vs. (7) Utah State
Quarterfinals
L 75–78  23–8
Thomas & Mack Center (7,138)
Paradise, NV
NIT
Mar 14, 2018*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
(4) at (5) Washington
First Round – Saint Mary's Bracket
L 74–77  23–9
Alaska Airlines Arena (3,119)
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time Source[3].

ReferencesEdit