NCAA Tournament March Madness

#59 Boise St

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Projected seed: 8

Boise State has a resume that's intriguing but not bulletproof. Notching wins against Colorado State and in a challenging road environment against San Diego State, not to mention doubling up with victories against New Mexico, demonstrates their ability to hang with and beat quality competition. However, they've also stumbled when they've had chances to really solidify their status, such as in the losses to Nevada and UNLV, squandering opportunities to build a truly compelling case for a higher seed. The fluctuating performances against a range of opponents from the Mountain West, combined with a modest non-conference slate that lacked statement wins, plant Boise State firmly in the middle of the pack. Their defensive prowess has stood out, which can be a significant asset in tournament play, yet the occasional offensive hiccups against high-caliber defenses could be concerning. As they go into the Big Dance, maintaining the level of play they showed in big wins and avoiding the pitfalls seen in some of their losses will be key to their potential success.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/12San Francisco89W63-58
11/23(N)Virginia Tech64L82-75
12/1(N)St Mary's CA39W63-60
12/5North Texas87W69-64
12/12Northwestern LA325W95-54
12/17CS Fullerton245W88-65
12/21(N)Washington St49L66-61
12/29Utah Valley174W85-63
1/5@San Jose St257W78-69
1/9Colorado St34W65-58
1/20San Diego St20W67-66
1/23@Fresno St208W72-68
1/27Utah St47L90-84
1/31@New Mexico23W86-78
2/3Air Force288W94-56
2/6@Colorado St34L75-62
2/10@Utah St47L80-61
2/17Fresno St208W90-66
2/20San Jose St257W82-50
2/27@Air Force288W79-48
3/2New Mexico23W89-79
3/8@San Diego St20W79-77
3/14(N)New Mexico23L76-66