Yesterday, Boise State men’s basketball beat out UC Irvine, 71-64, in the first round of the Wooden Legacy Tournament. Anthony Drmic had 21 points in the Broncos winning effort, and Boise State, while playing slightly streaky at times, was able to allow Nick Duncan to establish on the outside and add 14 points. They looked balanced, but did get in some foul trouble.
Today, at 3:30 Mountain on ESPN2, the Broncos run up against the number 2 team in the country in the Michigan State Spartans. (Today is Double Spartan Friday, apparently!)
Michigan State’s win over Boston College yesterday was Coach Tom Izzo’s 500th victory, and was also an offensive death machine. They’re the favorite to win the tournament, and for good reason. Guard Denzel Valentine got a triple double, scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and he is not the only weapon on this team.
The Spartans are clicking. Boise State hasn’t really shown a complete game yet. Hopefully, today is the day, and Boise State is ready to go defeat the undefeated. Go Broncos!