Boise State Hoops tips off in Charleston Classic tonight

Charleston, South Carolina is unlike any place I’ve ever been, much history in that town dates back to the Civil War days.

The architecture and rich culture is enough for tourists to visit this town. The Boise State Basketball program gets the great opportunity to play in Charleston starting tonight in the Charleston Classic.

The tournament consists of 8 teams from all over the country. Including Charleston, UCF, Mississippi State, UTEP, Wake Forest, Western Michigan and defending national champion Villanova. Coach Jay Wright’s team is once again a contender and is ranked No. 3 in the country.

Leon Rice & Co. are on the opposite side of the bracket, and may not get a shot at Villanova, but they can certainly make their way up in the tournament to help boost their strength of schedule, with a possible show down on either side of the bracket, depending on what happens.


The Broncos are young, extremely young. 10 of the 14 players that are currently on the roster are underclassmen. There are a few players back that Bronco Nation is familiar with, Nick Duncan, Zach Haney, Chandler Hutchison, Paris Austin and David Wacker. Those players including some of the freshman will need to step up this season, due to the departure of Anthony Drmic and Mikey Thompson.

In their first regular season game against NAIA school Northwest University, Boise State cruised to victory, 85-46. Led by Hutchison’s 23 points. Followed by freshman Alex Hobbs’ 11 points, and Justinian Jessup’s 10. Those two freshmen are probably the two players you will see the most growth in this season.

Tonight Boise State looks to improve to 2-0 against host school Charleston, who is currently 2-0 and has defeated Citadel and Coastal Carolina. Tip off is at 5:00PM MT on ESPN3.


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