Boise State ready for a challenge against Illinois

Boise State ready for a challenge against Illinois
Posted at 6:03 PM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 20:03:56-04

The Boise State men’s basketball team will play tomorrow evening in Champaign Illinois for the second round of the NIT. The Broncos are looking for their second post-season win. 

Illinois made a splash Saturday afternoon after hiring a new head coach: Brad Underwood. Underwood left Oklahoma State for Illinois after just one season.

Illinois was solid in their NIT opener against Valparaiso, winning 82 to 57. With the win and a new coach, the Broncos are bringing their A-game, according to Head Coach Leon Rice.

“We’ve got challenges all over the place, no question,” said Head Coach Leon Rice. “They are a big ten team and they have some great wins. They’ve got really good players and boy did they play hard in their last game. I think they look terrific. We’ve got our hands full, with traveling back there and a home game for them. We will be fighting for our lives no question.”