Boise State (3-0) will take on the defending Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions, Illinois State (1-1), in Friday's semifinal matchup at the HTC Center.
Illinois uses late run to put Broncos away
David Wacker scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.
Saturday marks Leon Rice's 100th home game as head coach
Chandler Hutchinson scored 10 of his 16 points during a big run to open the second half.
MBB Practice - MW Championships (3-7-2018)
MBB vs. UNLV (2-3-18)
MBB vs. Utah State (1-17-2018)
MBB Practice - Fresno State (1-8-2018)
MBB Practice - Dallas, Texas (12-17-17)
RS JUNIOR (2017-18): Appeared in 25 games, averaging 6.6 minutes per game…played 15 minutes against Illinois State (Nov. 17) and recorded season highs in made free throws (7) and free throw attempts (8) for nine points to go with three rebounds…logged a season-high 19 minutes against Iowa State (Nov. 19), finishing the game with two points, two blocks and a steal…scored four points and grabbed two rebounds against Sacramento State (Dec. 9)…fared well on the road at Wyoming (Jan. 6), ending with three points and one rebound in five minutes of play…went for four points and three rebounds against UNLV (Feb. 3)…picked up a season high in rebounds (5) at New Mexico (Feb. 6)…had a solid outing at Utah State (Feb. 10) with four points and four rebounds.
2016 COSTA RICA FOREIGN TOUR: Appeared in three games, including one start...averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game.
FRESHMAN (2014-15): Appeared in 29 games, started first four...became third Bronco freshman to start season opener in last 10 years (Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic, 2011-12; previously Coby Karl 2003-04)...scored 12 points to go with four rebounds in debut against San Diego (Nov. 14)...went 9-for-10 from the free throw line against LMU (Nov. 15) for all nine of his points with five rebounds...played 22 minutes against Abilene Christian (Dec. 20), scored six points and had six rebounds...played 23 minutes and scored two points in overtime win against Houston (Dec. 22)...three points and one rebound in nine minutes against UNLV (Jan. 13)...four points and three rebounds against San José State (Jan. 21)...played 18 minutes against Air Force (Feb. 11) and scored six points on 3-for-4 shooting, also grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots...six points in 14 minutes against Nevada (Feb. 21)...earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award...MW All-Academic.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Judson High School, playing for his father Mike Wacker...named Texas 5A State Player of the Year (TABC) as a senior...averaged 11.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.4 blocks per game, leading Judson to a 37-2 a record and trip to the 5A state championship game...team finished 2013-14 ranked No. 13 in the country...all-state honoree as a junior, averaging 11.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.7 blocks per game, guiding team to 29-8 record...all-region selection as a sophomore after leading Rockets to 28-9 record...tallied 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 blocks per game...graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average...participated in choir final three years of high school...father, Mike, was a standout basketball student-athlete at Texas (1981-82, 85)...grandfather, Jim, was a four-time national champion college football coach at various levels and finished coaching career at TCU and Minnesota.
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