This Week In Boise State Basketball: 2/26/2023

This Week In Boise State Basketball: 2/26/2023

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Recap of Boise State’s Week 16

In the penultimate week of the regular season, Boise State started the week with a win over New Mexico and ended the week with a road loss at San Jose State.

Wednesday’s home win against New Mexico came at the right time for the Broncos. Boise State needed the win to avoid a season sweep against New Mexico and remain in contention for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Boise State guard Max Rice carried the Broncos with 30 points and seven rebounds against the Lobos. Rice registered his career-high in points on Wednesday. His previous career-high in points was 29 points against Nevada on Jan. 17.

Following Wednesday’s win, Boise State entered Saturday’s matchup against San Jose State on a four-game winning streak. Unfortunately for the Broncos, that winning streak came to an end with a 74-68 loss to the Spartans.

Boise State was in control for most of the game until a collapse ensued in the final five minutes of the game. Boise State led by as much as 12 points with more than eight minutes left in the game. San Jose State closed the gap and managed to force overtime.

At the start of the overtime period, San Jose State took a quick lead and never looked back. The overtime loss sent Boise State to a 22-7 record.

As Week 17 approaches, the Broncos have two regular season games remaining against San Diego State on Tuesday and Utah State in Saturday’s season finale.

Story originally appeared on Mountain West Wire