Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bombs Away!

Boise State blitzed New Mexico with 15 three-pointers, one shy of the Bronco school record, in a 76-65 victory over the Lobos last night in Taco Bell Arena.
Derrick Marks poured in 30 points and Nick Duncan scored a career-high 26 as Boise State won for the 11th time in 12 games.  In this season of firsts, the Broncos swept perennial Mountain West Conference power New Mexico for the first time in school history. 

Duncan nailed eight three-pointers and Marks had five to consistently keep the Lobos at bay.  Boise State opened up a 19-point lead in the first half before New Mexico rallied to cut the deficit to 10 at the half (39-29). 

Deshawn Delaney scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Hugh Greenwood's three-pointer cut the lead to 43-36 with 17:51 remaining.  Greenwood finished with 13 points for New Mexico.
Cue the Nick Duncan show.  In less than four minutes, the 6-8 sophomore from Australia thrilled the Bronco faithful with three treys and two free throws (with a three-pointer from Marks thrown in) as Boise State exploded to take a 57-38 lead.  Coach Leon Rice's team extended that lead to 22 on another Marks triple on Boise State's next possession.

But the proud Lobos again battled back, reducing the margin to 11 on a three-pointer from Delaney with 6:01 to play.  Coach Rice elected to take the air out of the ball at that point, and the Broncos coasted to victory.   

Marks and Duncan combined for 56 of the 76 points for Boise State, and they scored 20 of the Broncos' 26 field goals.  Marks, the leading candidate for Player of the Year in the Mountain West, also had five rebounds, five assists and two steals, as he has greatly stepped up his all-around game this season.  After hitting 7-7 on three-point attempts the last time the two teams met in Albuquerque, James Webb III finished with two points, but controlled the boards with 11 rebounds.

Marks collected his sixth 30-point game of the season and moved into sixth place on the all-time Mountain West scoring list.  Marks now has 1,814 career points to pass New Mexico guard Kendall Williams (1,813 from 2010-2014).  Derrick also topped the 500-point mark for the third season (523), joining Tanoka Beard (1989-1993) as the only Broncos to accomplish the feat. 

Marks also tied Abe Jackson (1998-2002) and Jermaine Blackburn (2004-05) for 11th place on the single-season scoring list with 523 points.  Marks is one point away from Beard for tenth position.

Marks passed Jackson for second-place all-time in field goal attempts with 1,321.  With one more steal, Marks will catch former Bronco greats Gerry Washington (1995-1999) and Anthony Thomas (2006-2010), who each had 179 career steals, for fourth place in the Boise State record book.

Marks also passed former Bronco great Bill Otey (1968-1969) for field goals in a season with 194 and currently sits in tenth place at Boise State.

The Lobos shot extremely well (55.6% from the field and 50% on three-point tries), but a harassing Bronco defense led to a 16-2 advantage off turnovers.

With a Wyoming loss, Boise State is now alone in second place in the Mountain West, one game behind San Diego State.  That sets up a showdown in San Diego this Saturday between the two conference leaders, with the winner in the driver's seat for the regular season championship.

Bronco Gymnasts Remain at #15

After an impressive win on the road at Ohio State, Boise State remains at #15 in the NCAA Women's Gymnastics rankings.

The main reason is that the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) kicked in this week, meaning that there is now enough data for teams to be ranked by the RQS.  It is the sole basis for national gymnastics rankings, but because of some quirks with the formula, it takes several meets for enough teams to establish the RQS to be able to rank them.  Prior to this week, the teams were simply ranked on average score.  The RQS takes into account whether the score was at home or on the road.

http://www.troester.com/gym/WRankings/2015/0223/WT-20.htm

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boise State One of 25 Teams with Three Straight 20-Win Seasons

Some more teams can achieve 3 straight 20-win seasons but haven't at this point in the year.  The 25:

Arizona
Baylor
Boise State
BYU
Duke
Florida Gulf Coast
Gonzaga
Iona
Iowa State
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana Tech
Louisville
Murray State
North Carolina
North Carolina Central
North Dakota State
Oregon
Saint Mary's
San Diego State
Stephen F. Austin
VCU
Villanova
Virginia
Wisconsin

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Boise State One of 11 Schools To Achieve 10-20 Club Four Times Since 1980

(Note:  do not accept cheap imitations of the 10-20 Club.  Some schools will admit themselves into the club by needing one or two postseason games in football to win ten games, then playing 5-10 extra games in basketball to achieve 20 wins.  By requiring a school to win 10 regular season football games and 20 regular season basketball games, it is tougher to make the 10-20 Club, and thereby more elite.)

Boise State is one of eleven schools in the nation to achieve the 10-20 Club (ten regular season wins in football and twenty regular season wins in basketball) in the last 35 years.  Interestingly enough, Boise State and BYU are the only two schools in this ultra-elite group not in the so-called "power conferences".  Obviously, "power" is in the eyes of the beholder, for only 9 of those 62 schools have achieved what the Broncos and Cougars have accomplished.

Oklahoma is the master at achieving this remarkable feat, having reached the 10-20 Club 11 times since 1980.  Ohio State and Texas have accomplished the feat seven times, while BYU and Florida have reached the Club six times each.  Other schools in the elite club are Michigan and Wisconsin (5 each) and Boise State, Louisville, Notre Dame and Oregon (4 each).

Here is the complete list of 10-20 members since 1980:


1980-1981:

BYU (WAC—11-1 in Football, 22-6 in Basketball)

North Carolina (ACC—10-1 and 22-7)

 

1981-1982:

none

 

1982-1983:

Georgia (SEC—11-0 and 21-8)

 

1983-1984:

Illinois (Big 10—10-1 and 24-4)

SMU (Southwest—10-1 and 24-6)

 

1984-1985:

UNLV (WAC—10-2 and 24-3)

Washington (Pac-10—10-1 and 22-9)

 

1985-1986:

Iowa (Big 10—10-1 and 20-11)

Oklahoma (Big 12—10-1 and 24-7)

 

1986-1987: 

Oklahoma (Big 12—10-1 and 21-8)

 

1987-1988:

Oklahoma (Big 12—11-0 and 27-3)

Syracuse (Independent—11-0 and 22-8)

Wyoming (WAC—10-2 and 23-5)

 

1988-1989:

Arkansas (Southwest—10-1 and 21-6)

Florida State (Independent—10-1 and 22-7)

Notre Dame (Independent—11-0 and 20-8)

UTEP (WAC—10-2 and 22-6)

 

1989-1990:

Alabama (SEC—10-1 and 21-8)

Arkansas (Southwest—10-1 and 23-4)

BYU (WAC—10-2 and 21-7)

Michigan (Big 10—10-1 and 22-7)

 

1990-1991:

Texas (Southwest—10-1 and 20-7)

 

1991-1992:

Alabama (SEC—10-1 and 23-7)

Michigan (Big 10—10-1 and 20-8)

 

1992-1993:

Florida State (ACC—10-1 and 22-8)

 

1993-1994:

Florida State (ACC—11-1 and 22-8)

North Carolina (ACC—10-2 and 25-3)

 

1994-1995:

Florida (SEC—10-1-1 and 23-6)

 

1995-1996:

none

 

1996-1997:

none

 

1997-1998:

Colorado State (WAC—10-2 and 20-7)

Michigan (Big 10—11-0 and 21-8)

North Carolina (ACC—10-1 and 25-3)

 

1998-1999:

Arizona (Pac-10—11-1 and 22-6)

Ohio State (Big 10—10-1 and 22-7)

Tennessee (SEC—12-0 and 20-7)

UCLA (Pac-10—10-1 and 22-8)

Wisconsin (Big 10—10-1 and 21-8)

 

1999-2000:

none

 

2000-2001:

Florida (SEC—10-2 and 22-5)

Oklahoma (Big 12—12-0 and 23-6)

Toledo (MAC—10-1 and 20-9)

 

2001-2002:

Miami of Florida (Big East—11-0 and 23-6)

Illinois (Big 10—10-1 and 23-7)

Maryland (ACC—10-1 and 25-3)

Oregon (Pac-10—10-1 and 22-7)

Oklahoma (Big 12—10-2 and 24-4)

 

2002-2003:

Notre Dame (Big East—10-2 and 22-8)

Oklahoma (Big 12—11-2 and 21-6)

Texas (Big 12—10-2 and 22-5)

 

2003-2004:

Boise State (WAC—12-1 and 20-8)

Texas (Big 12—10-2 and 21-6)

 

2004-2005:

Louisville (Conference USA—10-1 and 27-3)

Oklahoma (Big 12—12-0 and 23-6)

Texas (Big 12—10-1 and 20-9)

Utah (MWC—11-0 and 25-4)

 

2005-2006:

LSU (SEC—10-2 and 22-7)

Texas (Big 12—12-0 and 27-5)

West Virginia (Big East—10-1 and 20-9)

 

2006-2007:

BYU (MWC—10-2 and 23-7)

Florida (SEC—12-1 and 26-5)

Louisville (Big East—11-1 and 22-8)

Michigan (Big 10—11-1 and 20-11)

Notre Dame (Big East—10-2 and 23-6)

Ohio State (Big 10—12-0 and 27-3)

USC (Pac-10—10-2 and 21-10)

Virginia Tech (ACC—10-2 and 20-10)

West Virginia (Big East—10-2 and 21-8)

Wisconsin (Big 10—11-1 and 27-4)

 

 

2007-2008:

Boise State (WAC, 10-2 and 22-8)

BYU (Mountain West, 10-2 and 25-6)

Kansas (Big 12, 11-0 and 28-3)

Oklahoma (Big 12, 10-2 and 21-10)

West Virginia (Big East, 10-2 and 22-9)

 

2008-2009:

BYU (Mountain West, 10-2 and 24-6)

Florida (SEC, 11-1 and 22-9)

Ohio State (Big Ten, 10-2 and 20-9)

Oklahoma (Big 12, 11-1 and 27-4)

Penn State (Big Ten, 11-1 and 21-10)

Texas (Big 12, 11-1 and 20-10)

Tulsa (Conference USA, 10-2 and 22-9)

Utah (Mountain West, 12-0 and 21-9)

 

2009-2010:

BYU (Mountain West, 10-2 and 28-4)

Florida (SEC, 12-0 and 20-11)

Ohio State (Big Ten, 10-2 and 24-7)

Texas (Big 12, 12-0 and 23-8)

 

2010-2011:

Missouri (Big 12, 10-2 and 22-9)

Wisconsin (Big Ten, 11-1 and 23-7)

 

2011-2012:

Alabama (SEC, 11-1 and 20-10)

Kansas State (Big 12, 11-2 and 21-9)

Michigan (Big Ten, 10-2 and 23-8)

Michigan State (Big Ten, 10-2 and 24-7)

Oregon (Pac 12, 10-2 and 22-8)

Southern Mississippi (Conference USA, 10-2 and 24-7)

Stanford (Pac 12, 11-1 and 20-10)

Wisconsin (Big Ten, 10-2 and 23-8)

 

2012-2013:

Alabama (SEC, 11-1 and 20-11)

Boise State (Mountain West, 10-2 and 21-9)

Florida (SEC, 11-1 and 24-6)

Kansas State (Big 12, 11-1 and 25-6)

Louisville Big East, 10-2 and 26-5)

Notre Dame Independent and Big East, 12-0 and 23-8)

Ohio State (Big Ten, 12-0 and 23-6)

Oklahoma (Big 12, 10-2 and 20-10)

Oregon (Pac 12, 11-1 and 23-8)

Utah State (WAC, 10-2 and 21-9)

 

2013-14:

Arizona State (Pac 12, 10-2 and 21-10)

Baylor (Big 12, 11-1 and 21-10)

Duke (ACC, 10-2 and 24-7)

Louisville (American, 11-1 and 26-5)

Michigan State (Big Ten, 11-1 and 23-8)

Missouri (SEC, 11-1 and 21-10)

Ohio State (Big Ten, 12-0 and 23-8)

Oklahoma (Big 12, 10-2 and 23-8)

Oklahoma State (Big 12, 10-2 and 20-12)

Oregon (Pac 12, 10-2 and 22-8)

 

2014-15:

(so far)

Arizona (Pac 12, 10-2 and 24-3)

Baylor (Big 12, 11-1 and 20-7)

Boise State (Mountain West, 10-2 and 20-7)

Colorado State (Mountain West, 10-2 and 23-5)

Wisconsin (Big Ten, 10-2 and 25-2)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Boise State Makes It 10 out of 11

In this season of firsts for the Boise State basketball team, the Broncos accomplished another.  For the first time in school history, Boise State held its fourth conference team below 50 points in demolishing Nevada 78-46 this afternoon in Taco Bell Arena.

Boise State advanced to 20-7 overall, giving Coach Leon Rice's hot team a record-tying third consecutive 20-win season.

James Webb III poured in 22 points on a dizzying combination of slam dunks and 4 of 4 three-point shooting and pulled down seven rebounds as Boise State won for the 11th time in the last 12 games.  The Broncos pulled even with Wyoming at 10-4 in the Mountain West Conference for second place behind San Diego State (12-3).

All told, Webb III was 9 of 11 shooting, while Derrick Marks connected on 8 of 12 shots for 18 points and dished out seven assists.  Marks now ranks sixth in Boise State history with 349 career assists.

Boise State began to ran away in the games first minutes, going on an 18-2 run to take a 22-6 lead with 11:56 remaining.  The Broncos extended the lead to 44-26 at the half, and Nevada would get no closer than 16 the rest of the game.

D.J. Fenner paced the Wolf Pack with 13 points and four rebounds.  Nevada's 46 points were its second-lowest total this season, as the Pack fell to 8-18 overall, 4-10 in conference play.

Boise State also held San Diego State to 46 points, Air Force to 42 and UNLV to 48 in the last thirteen days. 

The Broncos face New Mexico Tuesday night in Taco Bell Arena.  Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Mountain Time.

Final Swimming Results

1. San Diego State University      704.5   
2. Boise State University 679.5
3. University of Nevada 554
4. University of Wyoming 420
5. University of Nevada Las Vegas 312.5
6. US Air Force Academy 281
7. San Jose State University 222
8. Fresno State University 187
9. University of New Mexico 180
10. Colorado State University 172.5

Boise State Wins 400 Freestyle Relay, Loses by 25 Points

Event 21  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         Pool: * 3:16.60  2/22/2014 San Diego State
                          A Apostalon, C Bailey, N Ruiz, W Weisz
     MW Champ: # 3:16.60  2/22/2014 San Diego State
  MW All Time: % 3:16.60  2/22/2014 San Diego State
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Boise State  'A'                    3:18.17    3:16.88   40  
     1) Aoyama, Brittany E SO         2) Wicks, Samantha J JR         
     3) Martin, Katelyn A SO          4) Bottelberghe, Jessica M SR   
                 24.20        49.38 (49.38)
        1:12.71 (23.33)     1:38.21 (48.83)
        2:01.77 (23.56)     2:27.67 (49.46)
        2:51.05 (23.38)     3:16.88 (49.21)
  2 UNLV  'A'                           3:22.38    3:17.58   34  
     1) Gavrilova, Elena O JR         2) Rathsack, Lina SO            
     3) Troup, Michelle E JR          4) Fehervari, Julia JR          
                 24.04        49.86 (49.86)
        1:13.44 (23.58)     1:39.39 (49.53)
        2:02.68 (23.29)     2:28.28 (48.89)
        2:51.82 (23.54)     3:17.58 (49.30)
  3 San Diego St  'A'                   3:18.03    3:18.43   32  
     1) Apostalon, Anika J SO         2) Weisz, Whitney E JR          
     3) Johnson, Taylor M JR          4) Miller, Savannah L JR        
                 23.16        48.22 (48.22)
        1:11.79 (23.57)     1:37.58 (49.36)
        2:01.67 (24.09)     2:28.65 (51.07)
        2:52.65 (24.00)     3:18.43 (49.78)
  4 Nevada  'A'                         3:26.53    3:19.94   30  
     1) Payne, Emma FR                2) Li, Yawen JR                 
     3) Kusserow, Sita M SO           4) Baerens, Teresa H SO         
                 24.31        50.40 (50.40)
        1:14.33 (23.93)     1:40.65 (50.25)
        2:04.44 (23.79)     2:30.86 (50.21)
        2:54.27 (23.41)     3:19.94 (49.08)
  5 San Jose St  'A'                    3:25.54    3:21.59   28  
     1) Spitser, Riley E JR           2) Beneke, Brynne E JR          
     3) Solorio, Taylor R SO          4) Bruni, Christina A SR        
                 24.34        50.73 (50.73)
        1:14.75 (24.02)     1:40.78 (50.05)
        2:04.87 (24.09)     2:31.19 (50.41)
        2:54.90 (23.71)     3:21.59 (50.40)
  6 Wyoming  'A'                        3:22.58    3:22.30   26  
     1) Badger, Danielle D SO         2) Stucky, Emily G JR           
     3) Sullivan, Abigail M SO        4) Ridout, Emily B JR           
                 24.22        50.93 (50.93)
        1:15.13 (24.20)     1:41.60 (50.67)
        2:05.71 (24.11)     2:32.34 (50.74)
        2:55.87 (23.53)     3:22.30 (49.96)
  7 Air Force  'A'                      3:25.91    3:22.93   24  
     1) Miller, Genevieve SO          2) Andrews, Jinan M FR          
     3) Schroeder, Maria N FR         4) Davis, Kimberly N SR         
                 24.81        50.94 (50.94)
        1:15.78 (24.84)     1:42.27 (51.33)
        2:06.68 (24.41)     2:33.11 (50.84)
        2:56.91 (23.80)     3:22.93 (49.82)
  8 Fresno State  'A'                   3:28.57    3:23.15   22  
     1) Hatayama, Leah A JR           2) Jarvis, Hannah M JR          
     3) Titchin, Lucy SR              4) Jones, Dana J JR             
                 23.74        50.77 (50.77)
        1:14.85 (24.08)     1:42.26 (51.49)
        2:06.45 (24.19)     2:32.99 (50.73)
        2:56.78 (23.79)     3:23.15 (50.16)
  9 New Mexico  'A'                     3:25.34    3:23.45   18  
     1) Ginnis, Morgan L FR           2) King, Shayla O JR            
     3) Braul, Amelie FR              4) Chee, April L JR             
                 24.12        50.87 (50.87)
        1:03.39 (12.52)     1:42.22 (51.35)
        2:05.79 (23.57)     2:32.75 (50.53)
        2:45.88 (13.13)     3:23.45 (50.70)
 10 Colorado St  'A'                    3:27.34    3:24.03   14  
     1) Roh, Karin M SO               2) Kicklighter, Katie L FR      
     3) Griffith, Teagan R SO         4) Simpson, Tess M SR           
                 24.47        51.39 (51.39)
        1:15.51 (24.12)     1:41.58 (50.19)
        2:06.17 (24.59)     2:32.92 (51.34)
        2:57.12 (24.20)     3:24.03 (51.11)
 

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 1. San Diego State University      672.5  
2. Boise State University 639.5
3. University of Nevada 524
4. University of Wyoming 394
5. University of Nevada Las Vegas 278.5
6. US Air Force Academy 257
7. San Jose State University 194
8. Fresno State University 165
9. University of New Mexico 162
10. Colorado State University 158.5