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Boise State Basketball Weekly: March 11th

Tourney Time is upon us!

Idaho Statesman

Taco Bell Arena was on Saturday afternoon and the fans were able to experience a treat as the Boise State Broncos finished off the regular season with a 69-65 victory over the San Diego Aztecs. While in attendance, I got to thinking... Just how have the Broncos done this year in terms of attendance? So, I put together a visual representation of data... TO THE CHART!

As you can see, average attendance grew by over 2,000 fans from last year. Not surprisingly, the number of wins is a strong predictor of attendance, especially in the post-Big West days. I was pretty shocked just how many fans we drew in the Big West days. Drawing over 7,500 fans for the likes of California Polytechnic and Cal State Fullerton is pretty remarkable. After dreadful attendance in the WAC, we are back on the right track. I expect huge attendance numbers the next couple of years as the best class of basketball players in Boise State history gets older, wiser, and more dominant. A team with one senior --ONE-- went 14-1 at home this year!


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Last Week

This Week - The MWC Tournament

Back-to-back games against San Diego State to start the MWC Tournament. Both teams have identical 21-9, 9-7 MWC records and split the season series. Should be a good rubber match. The winner in all likelihood will have the privilege of facing New Mexico in the Semifinals. In all reality, five teams have a legitimate shot at winning the conference tournament. This comes on the heels of sixth-seeded Air Force upsetting New Mexico on Saturday, so it's pretty much a crapshoot.


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Boise State

Record: 21-9, 9-7 MWC

AP Ranking: NR

RPI: 37 (Last Week: 44)

Best Win: Colorado State (RPI: 15)

Worst Loss: @Utah (RPI: 170)

vs. San Diego State, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:00pm MST, Las Vegas, NV

TV: CBSSN - DirecTV: Channel 613; Dish Network: Channel 158; Cable ONE: Channel 332 or 410 (HD)

Record: 21-9

AP Ranking: NR

Best Win: New Mexico (RPI: 2)

Worst Loss: @Air Force (RPI: 71)

Last Time: Boise State 69-65


(Selected by media and head coaches)
First-Team All-Mountain West
Name, Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. City, State
Michael Lyons, Air Force** Sr. G 6-5 193 Newport News, Va.
Colton Iverson, Colorado State Sr. F/C 6-10 261 Yankton, S.D.
Kendall Williams, New Mexico* Jr. G 6-4 185 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State* Jr. G 6-5 195 Hawthorne, Calif.
Anthony Bennett, UNLV Fr. F 6-8 240 Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Second-Team All-Mountain West
Anthony Drmic, Boise State So. G 6-6 196 Endeavor Hills, Victoria, Australia
Derrick Marks, Boise State So. G 6-3 206 Chicago, Ill.
Dorian Green, Colorado State* Sr. G 6-2 192 Lawrence, Kan.
Alex Kirk, New Mexico So. C 7-0 250 Los Alamos, N.M.
Anthony Marshall, UNLV* Sr. G 6-3 200 Las Vegas, Nev.
Third-Team All-Mountain West
Pierce Hornung, Colorado State* Sr. F 6-5 210 Arvada, Colo.
Deonte Burton, Nevada Jr. G 6-3 190 Los Angeles, Calif.
Tony Snell, New Mexico Jr. G 6-7 200 Riverside, Calif.
Chase Tapley, San Diego State* Sr. G 6-3 195 Sacramento, Calif.
Leonard Washington, Wyoming* Sr. F 6-7 230 Lake Charles, La.
All-Defensive Team
Pierce Hornung, Colorado State Sr. F 6-5 210 Arvada, Colo.
Alex Kirk, New Mexico So. C 7-0 250 Los Alamos, N.M.
Khem Birch, UNLV So. F 6-9 220 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Anthony Marshall, UNLV Sr. G 6-3 200 Las Vegas, Nev.
Leonard Washington, Wyoming Sr. F 6-7 230 Lake Charles, La.
Honorable Mention All-Mountain West
Wes Eikmeier, Sr., G, Colorado State
Tyler Johnson, Jr., G, Fresno State
Malik Story, Sr., G, Nevada
Hugh Greenwood, So., G, New Mexico
Cameron Bairstow, Jr., F, New Mexico
Khem Birch, So., F, UNLV
Player of the Year: Kendall Williams, New Mexico
Defensive Player of the Year: Khem Birch, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Anthony Bennett, UNLV
Newcomer of the Year: Colton Iverson, Colorado State
Sixth Man of the Year: Daniel Bejarano, Colorado State
Coach of the Year: Steve Alford, New Mexico

Your Thoughts

What's on your mind? Is D. Marks/Drmic the Player of the Year? Can we win the MWC tournament?