MBB Non-Conference Season Wrap-Up
Dec. 21, 2017

Take a look at some of the team accomplishments and statistics that propelled the Broncos to a 10-2 record in the 2017-18 non-conference season:

• The 10-2 record and .833 winning percentage is the best non-conference season according to winning percentage since 2012-13 when the team went 12-2 (.857).

In head Leon Rice’s eight seasons at the helm, Boise State has accumulated 10 or more non-conference wins on five occasions.

In total, Boise State has recorded seven 10-win non-conference seasons in program history (1986-87, 1994-95, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2017-18).

• The team’s 135 3-pointers is currently first in the Mountain West and tied for No. 9 in the NCAA. The 135 treys is the most in a non-conference season from a Rice-coached Boise State team and is the most since the 2011-12 team made 131 through 15 non-conference games.

The Broncos have made 100+ threes in six of the last seven non-conference seasons.

• Boise State shot 39.9 percent from three – marking the fifth non-conference season under Rice that the Broncos have shot 38 percent or better from distance. The 2017-18 percentage was the best since 2013-14 (40.0% | 102/255).

• The Broncos were undefeated at home at Taco Bell Arena for the fourth-straight non-conference season in going 7-0. The 24-game non-conference streak is the 12th-longest such streak in NCAA Division I.

In total, Boise State has 17 undefeated home non-conference seasons (2016-17: 5-0, 2015-16: 7-0, 2014-15: 5-0, 2012-13: 7-0, 2011-12: 9-0, 2006-07: 5-0, 2000-01: 3-0, 1998-99: 3-0, 1997-98: 5-0, 1994-95: 7-0, 1990-91: 6-0, 1986-87: 9-0, 1979-80: 6-0, 1975-76: 7-0, 1974-75: 5-0, 1971-72: 7-0)

• Boise State ended the non-conference season with a +7.4 rebounding margin average (No. 38 in NCAA), and outrebounded opponents in eight of 12 games.

The Broncos were exceptional on the defensive glass, specifically, as they finished the non-conference season averaging 30.4 defensive rebounds per game (No. 8 in NCAA) with a defensive rebounding percentage of 80.9 – tops in the Mountain West.

• The Blue and Orange held opponents to 28.8 percent shooting from behind the 3-point line (No. 18 in NCAA) through 12 non-conference games, while limiting opponents to five or less threes in six games.

• Holding opponents to a 64.5 points per game average ranks No. 2 in the Mountain West and No. 42 in the NCAA. Rice-coached Bronco teams have held a scoring defense average of 65 or less in five of his eight years.


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