Connor led the Broncos in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons, hitting at a 19.6 points a game clip his last season (4th all-time). In fact, Connor is the only player in Boise State history to have all four seasons ranked in the all-time top 20 in scoring average. Further, he, Chris Childs and Coby Karl are the only Broncos in history to score 400 or more points in a season three times. Connor topped Boise State in free-throw shooting three of his four years, all at 80 percent or above. Lest anyone think he was just a shooter, it couldn't be further from the truth. Honed on basketball skills from a young age from his Coach Dad, Steve understood the game. He led Boise State in assists two of his years—in fact his 5.6 assists per game in 1976-77 is second only to Freddie Williams' mark two years later in Bronco history.
In Connor's freshman year, Boise State was 13-13, the first .500 year since 1971. The Broncos had a nice win over Utah State , and also beat Idaho State , Weber State (twice), Idaho , Northern Arizona , Montana State and Gonzaga in the Big Sky. The following season was the magic year, when Boise State went 18-11 (11-5 in the Big Sky), won the Big Sky Tournament and advanced to the NCAA National Playoffs. One of the non-league losses was to Kansas (61-56); others were to Oregon (76-64), Fresno State (72-70 in overtime) and Arkansas (72-56). Boise State would go 11 seasons before compiling a better record.
The next two years, despite the experience coming back, Boise State faltered with a 10-16 mark in 1976-77 and 13-14 the following year. Connor and the Broncos did get a nice win over Oregon State (76-65) and trounced TCU 69-43 his senior year.
Connor was part of Bronco teams that are ranked second (82 points a game in1974-75) and fourth (79.1 ppg in '75-76) in scoring in the record book. In his freshman year, they were second in rebound average (43.1), third in rebounds (1,120), fifth in field goals (847) and field goal attempts (1,795). In Connor's sophomore year, Boise State set a record for free throws (559) and assists (540) and were second in free-throw percentage (72.8%), third in free throw attempts (768), second in field goals (867), fourth in field goal attempts (1,809) and fifth in rebounds (1,069). In Steve's senior year, he was a major reason why his team ranks third all-time in assists with 489.
Connor was selected to the All-Big Sky Conference team his senior year and second team as a junior. He was a member of the Big Sky Tournament Team in 1976 and 1978. Following his college career, Connor was drafted in the 10th round of the National Basketball Association draft by the Washington Bullets. Appropriately, Connor is one of six basketball players in the Boise State Hall of Fame.