Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Boise State Not Playing Like A Team Wanting To Make Tourney

San Diego State 27, Boise State 19 with four minutes in half.

The Broncos look like they're tired and not in sync offensively.  Still plenty of time.

#15 New Mexico Closes Out Wyoming

The first-place team downed #8 Wyoming 59-46 to advance to the conference semis against the winner of Boise State-San Diego State.

NCAA Wrestling Championship Seeds Announced

Jason Chamberlain leads five Broncos into the upcoming NCAA Wrestling Championships as a #2 seed at 149 pounds.  Chamberlain will meet freshman Caleb Irvin of Illinois in the opening round.  Ervin with 22-12 and finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships.

Jake Swartz drew the #10 seed at 184 pounds, and he'll meet sophomore James Cook of Campbell.  Cook is 8-6 this season, but scored two pins in his conference tournament.  Heavyweight J.T. Felix is the #11 seed and will take on Justin Grant of Bloomsburg.  Grant was 24-4 and presents a tough challenge for Felix.

George Ivanov will take on Daniel Zilverberg of Minnesota at 157 pounds; Zilverberg was fifth at the Big Ten Championships.  Brian Owen will meet Lehigh's Randy Cruz in the opening round.  Cruz is 31-10 and won the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championship.

The Championships are set for March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.

New Mexico Leads Wyoming

52-45 with less than five minutes left.  

Other Conference Basketball Results

Villanova beat St. John's in the Big East--a good thing for Boise State since 'Nova would have made the tourney anyway.

Syracuse and Cincinnati, two other likely tournament teams from the Big East, also won.

Colorado beat Oregon State.  The Buffaloes, at 21-10, are a bubble team.

Colorado State Tops Fresno State 67-61

Lot of parity in the conference--#7 Fresno State gave #2 Colorado State quite a scare before falling.  

The Rams now face the homestanding UNLV Rebels--tough draw for any team.

UNLV Bounces Air Force 72-51

This is the danger of having a conference team host the tournament every year.  They are a serious risk of winning it all each and every year.  It was no contest today with the Rebels beating Air Force.

Colorado State Leading Fresno State

It's the opening round of the Mountain West Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.  Boise State and San Diego State are just hours away.  In one game, Colorado State leads Fresno State 41-37 with 13:07 left.

Boise State Golf Team Surprises in Sacramento

The Boise State golf team managed a fourth place finish at the Sacramento State Invitational over the weekend, the Broncos' best finish since October of 2011.

Junior Jordan Skyles finished the three rounds with 214, tied for seventh individually, while senior T.K. Kim was 17th with a score of 218.  Kim's seven Top 25 finishes this year give him 15 for his career, tied for eighth at Boise State with Adam Choy (2002-06).