2010–11 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

The 2010–11 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by first year head coach Leon Rice, played their home games at Taco Bell Arena and were members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 22–13, 10–6 in WAC play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the 2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament where they lost to Utah State. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Austin Peay and Evansville before falling to Oregon in the semifinals.

2010–11 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
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CBI, Semifinals
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2010–11 record22–13 (10–6 WAC)
Head coachLeon Rice
Assistant coachDave Wojcik
Assistant coachJeff Linder
Assistant coachShaun Vandiver
Home arenaTaco Bell Arena
Seasons
2010–11 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#19 Utah State 15 1   .938     30 4   .882
Boise State 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
New Mexico State 9 7   .563     16 17   .485
Idaho 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Hawaii 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Nevada 8 8   .500     13 19   .406
Fresno State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
San Jose State 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Louisiana Tech 2 14   .125     12 20   .375
2011 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the Broncos final season in the WAC as they joined the Mountain West Conference effective July 1, 2011.

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Robert Arnold Forward 6–6 176 Senior Lancaster, California
2 Daequon Montreal Forward 6–8 230 Senior Syracuse, New York
3 G.A. Hill Guard 5–10 150 Freshman Aransas Pass, Texas
4 Justin Salzwedel Guard 6–2 182 Senior Phoenix, Arizona
10 Tre Nichols Guard 5–11 168 Junior Killeen, Texas
11 Jeff Elorriaga Guard 6–2 180 Freshman Portland, Oregon
12 La'Shard Anderson Guard 6–1 170 Senior San Diego, California
13 Isaac Oeltjen Forward 7–0 224 Freshman Welch, Minnesota
15 Thomas Bropleh Forward 6–5 203 Freshman Denver, Colorado
20 Sean Imadiyi Forward 6–7 215 Senior Chandler, Arizona
22 Drew Wiley Guard 6–7 215 Junior McKenzie River, Oregon
23 Ryan Watkins Forward 6–8 247 Freshman Canyon Country, California
25 Paul Noonan Forward 6–7 210 Senior Beaverton, Oregon
30 Westly Perryman Guard 6–1 180 Junior Boston, Massachusetts
32 Zach Moritz Center 6–10 239 Senior Vancouver, Washington
42 Sam Hicks Forward 6–9 248 Freshman Redding, California
 
Boise State tips off vs Utah State on 1/13/11.

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/29/10*
7:00 PM
Montana Tech W 77–58 
Taco Bell Arena 
Boise, ID
11/9/10*
7:30 PM
Adams State W 83–72 
Taco Bell Arena 
Boise, ID
Regular Season
11/13/10*
5:00 PM
Western State W 78–52  1–0
Taco Bell Arena (2,447)
Boise, ID
11/19/10*
8:00 PM
at San Diego W 65–60  2–0
Jenny Craig Pavilion (2,711)
San Diego, CA
11/21/10*
2:00 PM
at UC Davis W 67–47  3–0
The Pavilion (1,012)
Davis, CA
11/24/10*
7:00 PM
Eastern Washington W 83–54  4–0
Taco Bell Arena (2,959)
Boise, ID
11/27/10*
7:00 PM
Denver W 65–52  5–0
Taco Bell Arena (2,337)
Boise, ID
11/29/10*
6:00 PM
at Northern Illinois W 80–51  6–0
Convocation Center (694)
DeKalb, IL
12/5/10*
2:00 PM
Long Beach State L 66–69  6–1
Taco Bell Arena (4,547)
Boise, ID
12/8/10*
8:00 PM
at No. 19 UNLV L 72–75  6–2
Orleans Arena (8,320)
Paradise, NV
12/12/10*
1:00 PM
at Drake L 69–72  6–3
Knapp Center (3,467)
Des Moines, IA
12/17/10*
7:00 PM
at Utah L 84–86  6–4
Jon M. Huntsman Center (7,732)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/19/10*
7:00 PM
Texas–Pan American W 91–62  7–4
Taco Bell Arena (1,503)
Boise, ID
12/22/10*
8:00 PM
at Portland L 79–88  7–5
Chiles Center (2,729)
Portland, OR
12/29/10
8:15 PM
Louisiana Tech W 71–60  8–5
(1–0)
Taco Bell Arena (4,084)
Boise, Idaho
12/31/10
5:00 PM
New Mexico State W 81–78  9–5
(2–0)
Taco Bell Arena (3,145)
Boise, ID
1/6/11
8:30 PM
at San Jose State W 102–101 4OT 10–5
(3–0)
The Event Center Arena (1,684)
San Jose, CA
1/8/11
10:30 PM
at Hawaiʻi W 79–55  11–5
(4–0)
Stan Sheriff Center (6,451)
Honolulu, HI
1/13/11
8:15 PM
Utah State L 59–68  11–6
(4–1)
Taco Bell Arena (8,825)
Boise, ID
1/15/11
8:30 PM, WAC Sports Network
Nevada L 67–69  11–7
(4–2)
Taco Bell Arean (6,472)
Boise, ID
1/22/11
8:00 PM, WAC Sports Network
at Idaho W 70–67  12–7
(5–2)
Cowan Spectrum (5,016)
Moscow, ID
1/27/11
7:00 PM
at New Mexico State L 87–96 OT 12–8
(5–3)
Pan American Center (5,622)
Las Cruces, NM
1/29/11
6:00 PM
at Louisiana Tech L 60–70  12–9
(5–4)
Thomas Assembly Center (1,856)
Ruston, LA
2/3/11
7:00 PM
Hawaiʻi L 66–73  12–10
(5–5)
Taco Bell Arena (3,418)
Boise, ID
2/5/11
7:00 PM
at No. 22 Utah State L 49–77  12–11
(5–6)
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
2/10/11
7:00 PM, WAC Sports Network
Fresno State W 75–61  13–11
(6–6)
Taco Bell Arena (3,497)
Boise, ID
2/12/11
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Idaho W 69–63  14–11
(7–6)
Taco Bell Arena (12,193)
Boise, ID
2/19/11*
8:00 PM
at UC Santa Barbara
ESPNU BracketBusters
W 78–76 OT 15–11
The Thunderdome (2,789)
Santa Barbara, CA
2/24/11
9:00 PM
at Fresno State W 70–56  16–11
(8–6)
Save Mart Center (7,086)
Fresno, CA
2/26/11
8:30 PM, WAC Sports Network
at Nevada W 72–66  17–11
(9–6)
Lawlor Events Center (5,018)
Reno, NV
3/2/11*
7:00 PM
Cal State Bakerfield W 95–59  18–11
Taco Bell Arena (3,191)
Boise, ID
3/5/11
7:00 PM
San Jose State W 66–51  19–11
(10–6)
Taco Bell Arena (6,286)
Boise, ID
WAC Tournament
3/11/11
10:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. New Mexico State
Semifinals
W 81–63  20–11
Orleans Arena (NA)
Paradise, NV
3/12/11
8:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 23 Utah State
Championship Game
L 69–77  20–12
Orleans Arena (NA)
Paradise, NV
College Basketball Invitational
3/15/11*
7:00 PM, HDNet
Austin Peay
First Round
W 83–80  21–12
Taco Bell Arena (2,684)
Boise, ID
3/21/11*
7:00 PM
Evansville
Quarterfinals
W 75–69  22–12
Taco Bell Arena (5,913)
Boise, ID
3/23/11*
8:00 PM, HDNet
at Oregon
Semifinals
L 71–79  22–13
Matthew Knight Arena (6,157)
Eugene, OR
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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