After big upset, what's next for Boise State men's basketball?

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

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.

Awesome!

Great job Broncos and Coach Rice...looks like I will have to check this team out....let's all get off of our fat "finger steak eating" duffs and check these exciting kids out.....

Appears

it didn't take coach Rice long to get the best talent and effort out of his players. Impressive, and they're still a young team.

BSU vs Idaho tickets are on sale!

Season ticket holders can purchase them from Century Link Arena.

I have my tickets!

Just not for sale to the general public yet.

Sleep, meals, studying and practices.

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Nothing happened and what if it did?

Century Link will be full, I

Century Link will be full, I wonder how many come to the Pavilion for the LSU game. I heard they have sold around 5000 seats and you
can figure the students will make a great showing for this one. I guess 8000 or more.