Boise State will play in an early-season tournament. This year they will play in the Cayman Islands Classic facing some quality opponents. The Broncos will be joined by Akron, Clemson, Creighton, Georgia, Georgia State, Illinois State, and St. Bonaventure. Boise State has never played Clemson, Georgia or St. Bonaventure.
Its tournaments like this that will only boost their chances of playing in the NCAA tournament if they win. Clemson, Creighton, Georgia State and St. Bonaventure were all NCAA tournament participants last year. The tournament will take place Nov. 19-21 at the John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, just minutes away from the world-famous Seven Mile Beach.
The Broncos have never played Clemson, Georgia or St. Bonaventure. The Blue and Orange recently defeated Illinois State this past season at the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach, cruising past the Redbirds 82-64 in the first meeting between the two schools.
Boise State’s only previous game against Creighton was a season-defining win in 2012-13, going on the road and upsetting the then-No. 11 ranked Bluejays in Omaha by a score of 83-70.
The Broncos have a 1-1 all-time record against Akron, most recently facing the Zips, Dec. 21, 1988 at Taco Bell Arena, resulting in a 65-62 win for the home team. Boise State defeated Georgia State 75-64 at home, Dec. 19, 1992, in the only meeting between the two schools.
Clemson, Creighton, Georgia State, and St. Bonaventure were all 2018 NCAA Tournament participants, as well.
Boise State vs. 2018 Cayman Island Classic Participants All-Time
Akron | 1-1
Clemson | 0-0
Creighton | 1-0
Georgia | 0-0
Georgia State | 1-0
Illinois State | 1-0
St. Bonaventure | 0-0