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Boise State announces three-game series with Oregon

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What has already been a pretty good recent back and forth between the two squads, the Broncos announced a continued series between them and the Oregon Ducks.

From the Boise State release:

Boise State men’s basketball will play Oregon twice during the 2018-19 season – first in Eugene, Ore., (Dec. 15) followed by a rematch at Taco Bell Arena exactly two weeks later (Dec. 29). The two games this upcoming season will be part of a larger three-game series, as the Broncos will head back to Matthew Knight Arena and face the Ducks in an additional road game in 2019-20.

Last year, the Broncos overachieved in the regular season that saw one of the best buzzer beaters ever to beat the Ducks.

While the Ducks did not go to the NCAA tournament this last year, they made a surprising Final Four run in 2017. The Ducks made it to the second around of the NIT before dropping to Marquette.

The Broncos also made it to the NIT, but fell to lower-seeded Washington in Seattle (as a reminder, Boise State was hosting the first two rounds and couldn’t accommodate the normal home-game).

This will bolster the Broncos’ out of conference schedule, but will also add some pressure to a team that no longer has the services of NBA first-round draftee Chandler Hutchison.

While this a welcome renewal of the regional rivalry in basketball, there is no doubt that Boise State fans are chomping at the bit to get another home-and-home series in football.