The biggest game of the week is not on the gridiron for Boise State

That’s right, for once during football season all of Bronco Nation will have their eyes set not on their football team, but their basketball team.

Thursday evening, the Broncos travel to Tucson, Arizona where they face off against one of college basketball’s most storied programs, the Arizona Wildcats.

No. 10 Arizona head coach Sean Miller was previously at Xavier from 2004-2009. He brought an exciting brand of basketball that had athletes at every position, even basketball fans in Boise got to see a slice of his coaching style when the Musketeers came to Boise to play in the NCAA Tournament back in 2005.

The Broncos will see a similar-like team once they face the Wildcats Thursday. It’s a veteran team, to an extent. The Wildcats will be starting four seniors, but all have had limited playing time due to the talent that has been in Tucson the last few seasons.

There is one player in player in particular that is going to give Boise State all they can handle, freshman guard Allonzo Trier, who currently comes off the bench for Sean Miller.

The 6-6, 210 pound Seattle native can do it all, and he is quickly becoming the next big talent coming out of the Arizona program.

The Wildcats have four players averaging double digits in their 2 games on the season. Three of those players have started every game this season.

Double Digit Wildcats

No. 12 Ryan Anderson (S) – 16.5 ppg
No. 11 Allonzo Trier – 15 ppg
Gabe York (S) – 11.5 ppg
Kaleb Tarczewski (S) – 10.0

The Wildcats aren’t taking the Broncos lightly either. With the return of Anthony Drmic and James Webb III, Boise State will need other players to contribute heavily in this game if the Broncos expect to walk out off Tucson with a win.

Looking at you Mikey Thompson and Montigo Alford.

This game is going to play a great deal on the perimeter, the Broncos are going to have to guard the 3-ball well, as well as strong help side and back side rotations.

Head coach Sean Miller thinks very highly of this Bronco team, and it will be a good test for both teams.

Boise State’s plethora or quick hitters and ball-movement , and Arizona’s fast paced style along with their length and athletic ability.

Should make for a great college basketball game, as Boise State fights it’s way back into the March Madness conversation.

The game will tip-off at 6:30 PM MT on Pac 12 Networks.


About Drew Vachal

Drew Vachal
I am the founder and creator of Bronco Nation News. Husband, father and an uncle.

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