By Brian Murphy
Boise State pulled off the biggest upset in school history Wednesday night, beating No. 11 Creighton 83-70 in Omaha, Neb., behind 35 points from sophomore guard Derrick Marks. Here is my story from Wednesday night.
Now the Broncos are getting some national attention — even from ESPN.
"Boise State's Leon Rice with a program-changing win at Creighton. The Broncos needed a perception win. MWC just got even deeper," ESPN's college basketball writer Andy Katz tweeted after the game.
So what's next for the Broncos?
• Sunday at Seattle University: Boise State (5-1) faces off with the new WAC program at Key Arena. The Redhawks (2-2) lost to Stanford on Wednesday night. Facing increased expectations, can the Broncos avoid a letdown on the road?
• Polls on Monday: Boise State have never been ranked in The Associated Press Top 25. Is a road victory at No. 11 Creighton combined with a strong effort in a loss at then-No. 15 Michigan State enough to get the Broncos into the poll? The Broncos should definitely get some votes.
• Dec. 5 at Utah: The Broncos get another chance for a road victory at Utah of the Pac-12. The Utes (4-2) lost 62-55 to SMU on Wednesday night. Boise State routed Utah 80-59 in Boise last season.
• Dec. 14 vs. LSU: Boise State's next home game is against is against the Tigers of the SEC. The Tigers topped Boise State 64-45 last season. LSU is 4-0 under first-year coach Johnny Jones, but the visit to Boise will be LSU's first road game of the year. There seems to be a buzz around the Broncos right now. Will it be reflected in the stands at Taco Bell Arena on the 14th?
* Dec. 20 vs. Idaho: No game time has been announced for the Broncos-Vandals game at CenturyLink Arena in Boise and tickets are not on sale yet. But the arena should be packed for this one. Idaho is 2-4 after a 64-55 loss to Washington State on Wednesday night.