Boise State men's basketball undefeated in conference

Posted at 12:44 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:10:28-05

BOISE — The Boise State men's basketball team is off to a hot start and is undefeated at 4 and 0 in conference play.

The Broncos have won the last eight games, with their only loss coming from no. 17 ranked Houston (58-68).

They could add even more to their offense, as coach Rice said that he expects Arizona transfer Devonaire Doutrive to make his Boise State debut Wednesday night against Air Force.

"He can get that ball in tight spaces, and you're like oh, boy how did he come out of there and not lose it, so he's another guy that can put a ton of pressure on the defense by the way he can get in the crack and creases," said Rice. "He can really shot too, and so just another great offensive weapon."

The team was ranked 13th in the first NCAA Evaluation Tool rankings of the season.

This ranking system is used to select and seed teams for the NCAA tournament.

“We’ve got some ability, we’ve been doing some good things, and we are bumping up in moments where we are getting really good, but then we have a lot of things we need to get better at,” said Rice.

He also attributed a lot of their successes so far to the team's chemistry.

"If this team ends up being really successful, well, what will you say about us? One of the things that you will say about us is that we had great chemistry," said Rice.

The Broncos are back in action against Air Force Wed., Jan 6 at ExtraMile Arena, with tip-off set for 9 p.m. on FS1.