By Brian Murphy
Boise State will play nine of its 14 nonconference games at Taco Bell Arena during the 2011-12 season, including nationally televised games against Utah (Nov. 16) and Fresno State (Dec. 19). The games will be televised by The Mtn.
Boise State plays five consecutive home games between Nov. 26 and Dec. 7, hosting Northern Illinois, Drake, Indiana State, Idaho State and Portland.
The Broncos will play road games against Iowa, LSU, Fresno State, Denver, Iowa and Long Beach State.
There is no game against Idaho on the schedule at this time, but the Broncos have room for one more game on their schedule. Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear has said the schools are working on a neutral site game in the Treasure Valley. The game could fall around the December holidays as Boise State doesn't have a game between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2.
The Broncos also have a gap between Jan. 2 and Jan. 14, their first Mountain West game.
The full schedule is below.
Boise State release
The Boise State men’s basketball team released a 14-game nonconference schedule Thursday, and two of the games will be nationally-televised by The Mtn.
Home games against Utah (Wednesday, Nov. 16) and Fresno State (Monday, Dec. 19) have been selected for broadcast by The Mtn., giving the Broncos 16 nationally-televised games on the season. The match-up with the Utes is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the meeting against the Bulldogs is slated for a 7 p.m. tip.
Nine of the team’s 14 nonconference games will be played at Taco Bell Arena, and the team will hit the road to face Long Beach State, LSU, Denver, Iowa and Fresno State.
Including Boise State’s conference opponents, 13 of the 28 games will be played against squads that participated in the postseason last year.
The Broncos’ nonconference schedule can be found below:
DATE DAY OPPONENT TV LOCATION TIME (MT)
Nov. 8 Tuesday Colorado Springs (Exh.) Taco Bell Arena 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 Friday Colorado Christian Taco Bell Arena TBA
Nov. 16 Wednesday Utah The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 6 p.m.
Nov. 19 Saturday Cal State Northridge Taco Bell Arena TBA
Nov. 22 Tuesday Long Beach State Long Beach, Calif. TBA
Nov. 26 Saturday Northern Illinois Taco Bell Arena TBA
Nov. 30 Wednesday Drake Taco Bell Arena 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Saturday Indiana State Taco Bell Arena 8 p.m.
Dec. 5 Monday Idaho State Taco Bell Arena 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 Wednesday Portland Taco Bell Arena 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Saturday LSU Baton Rouge, La. TBA
Dec. 17 Saturday Denver Denver, Colo. 4 p.m.
Dec. 19 Monday Fresno State The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 7 p.m.
Dec. 22 Thursday Iowa Iowa City, Iowa TBA
Jan. 2 Monday Fresno State Fresno, Calif. 8 p.m.
Jan. 14 Saturday Air Force The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 4 p.m.
Jan. 17 Tuesday Colorado State The Mtn. Fort Collins, Colo. 8 p.m.
Jan. 21 Saturday TCU The Mtn. Fort Worth, Texas 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Wednesday UNLV The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 8 p.m.
Jan. 28 Saturday Wyoming The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 Wednesday San Diego State CBS SN San Diego, Calif. TBA
Feb. 4 Saturday New Mexico NBC SN Taco Bell Arena TBA
Feb. 11 Saturday Air Force CBS SN USAFA, Colo. TBA
Feb. 15 Wednesday Colorado State The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 8 p.m.
Feb. 18 Saturday TCU The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 2 p.m.
Feb. 22 Wednesday UNLV CBS SN Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
Feb. 25 Saturday Wyoming The Mtn. Laramie, Wyo. 2 p.m.
Feb. 29 Wednesday San Diego State The Mtn. Taco Bell Arena 8 p.m.
March 3 Saturday New Mexico NBC SN Albuquerque, N.M. 2 p.m.
March 8 Thursday MW Tournament Quarterfinals The Mtn. Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
March 9 Friday MW Tournament Semifinals CBS SN Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
March 10 Saturday MW Tournament Championship NBC SN Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
Game times are subject to change.