Broncos Announce Men's Basketball Schedule
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State University men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season, Friday.

Of the 28 games, 19 will be played against teams that appeared in postseason tournaments a year ago - including 10 match-ups with 2012 NCAA Tournament participants.

“This might be the most difficult schedule Boise State has played in school history,” head coach Leon Rice said. “More than half of our games are against teams that are probably going to be playing in the NCAA Tournament at the end of the year. We’re also bringing some great opponents to Taco Bell Arena with our nonconference and Mountain West schedules.

“We’re challenging our young team by playing the best. They’ve worked hard this offseason, and they have to continue to improve to stand up to a schedule like the one we’re playing.”

In addition to the team’s 16-game Mountain West schedule – announced HERE last week – the Broncos will also play a 12-game nonconference slate, seven of which will be played at Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos’ first three regular-season games will be played at home before a road trip to East Lansing, Mich., to face Michigan State (Nov. 20), a No. 1 seed in last season’s NCAA Tournament.

Boise State will return home for a game with UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 24), before consecutive road games at Creighton (Nov. 28) and Utah (Dec. 5).

Following the road swing, the Broncos will host LSU (Dec. 14), and then play a neutral-site game against New Orleans (TBA; Las Vegas).

Boise State will close its nonconference schedule against Corban (Dec. 30), at Texas-Arlington (Jan. 2) and against Walla Walla (Jan. 5), before opening conference play, Jan. 9.

A complete look at the 2012-13 schedule can be found below:

Nov. 2 Friday Saint Martin's (Exh.) Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 11 Sunday Texas Southern Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 13 Tuesday Oakland Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 18 Sunday Louisiana-Lafayette Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 20 Tuesday at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
Nov. 24 Saturday UC Santa Barbara Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 28 Wednesday at Creighton Omaha, Neb.
Dec. 5 Wednesday at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec.14 Friday LSU Taco Bell Arena
Dec. 23 Sunday vs. New Orleans Las Vegas
Dec. 30 Sunday Corban Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 2 Wednesday at Texas-Arlington Arlington, Texas
Jan. 5 Saturday Walla Walla Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 9 Wednesday at Wyoming * Laramie, Wyo.
Jan. 16 Wednesday New Mexico * Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 19 Saturday at Air Force * USAFA, Colo.
Jan. 23 Wednesday Fresno State * Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 26 Saturday at Nevada * Reno, Nev.
Jan. 30 Wednesday at Colorado State * Fort Collins, Colo.
Feb. 2 Saturday UNLV * Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 6 Wednesday at San Diego State * San Diego
Feb. 9 Saturday Wyoming * Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 16 Saturday at New Mexico * Albuquerque, N.M.
Feb. 20 Wednesday Air Force * Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 23 Saturday at Fresno State * Fresno, Calif.
Feb. 27 Wednesday Nevada * Taco Bell Arena
March 2 Saturday Colorado State * Taco Bell Arena
March 6 Wednesday at UNLV * Las Vegas
March 9 Saturday San Diego State * Taco Bell Arena

Home games in BOLD.
* - Mountain West Game

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