Boise State Dominates Post Season BB Awards

It's been a storybook season for the Boise State Men’s basketball team, after an 0-3 start, the Broncos set a program record for the most conference wins en route to their first Mountain West Regular Season Basketball Championship, which they shared with SDSU. The Broncos also made their first Top-25 Basketball appearance in program history, landing at #25 in the Final AP Regular Season Ranking.

“We love these milestones”, Coach Leon Rice said when addressing the media. “It’s a great accomplishment, when you get ranked in March; you’re getting respect because you earned every bit of it.” Boise State is the 200th school to be ranked in the AP’s Top 25 according to

Not only was the team recognized for their accomplishments but some of the Boise State basketball team players and coach were recognized with awards.

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Coach Leon Rice was named coach of the year in the Mountain West Conference. This season was Rice fifth season as head coach of the Broncos. Rice helped the Boise team to 14 conference wins this season as well as guided them to a Mountain West regular season championship, a first in the programs history.

Senior guard Derrick Marks was honored with Mountain West player of the year. Marks led the conference in scoring with averaging 21.3 points per game which is the fourth-most in the league history. He is the first Bronco to earn a conference player of the year award since1999. Roberto Bergensen earned a Big West Conference player of the year honors in 1999. Marks was also named to the All-MW first team.

James Webb III earned the award of the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year. Webb III who was redshirted last season transferred from North Idaho College to Boise State, he average 12.9 points and 9 rebounds per game. Webb III also made the ALL-MW second team and the All-Defensive team.

Boise State will face Air Force Thursday in the Mountain West Championship. The Falcons just recently took down the three-time defending conference tournament champion New Mexico on Wednesday.

Below is the schedule for the Mountain West


Wednesday’s first round

No. 9 Air Force 68, No. 8 New Mexico 61
No. 7 UNLV?(17-14) vs No. 10 Nevada (9-21), 3:30 p.m.

Thursday’s quarterfinals

No. 1 Boise State (24-7) vs. No. 9 Air Force (14-16), 1 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
No. 4 Wyoming (22-9) vs. No. 5 Utah State (18-12), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
No. 2 San Diego State (24-7)?vs. UNLV/Nevada, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
No. 3 Colorado State (26-5)?vs. No. 6 Fresno State (15-16), 9:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Friday’s semifinals

TBD, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
TBD, 9:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday’s championship

TBD, 4 p.m. (CBS)

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