March 27, 2013, 10 years ago today: The second-longest same-season winning streak in NBA history ends at 27 games as the Miami Heat fall to the Chicago Bulls, 101-97. The Heat came within six victories of the L.A. Lakers’ record 33-game streak in 1971-72.
This Day In Sports: The biggest ball yet for a No. 15 Cinderella
March 24, 2013, 10 years ago today: Florida Gulf Coast becomes the first No. 15 seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament to make the Sweet 16 by upending seventh-seeded San Diego State 81-71. FGCU had been in existence for only 15 years as a university and was in only its second year of […]
This Day In Sports: Farewell to the WAC in men’s hoops
March 23, 2011: Boise State plays its final basketball game as a member of the WAC, falling 79-71 to Oregon at the new Matthew Knight Arena in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.
Scott Slant Wednesday Weekly: The upward trajectory has not changed
Yes, Boise State is a record 0-9 now in the NCAA Tournament. But this is not a time to change direction in men’s basketball. Two Big Dances in a row? And a Mountain West regular season and tournament championship last year?
This Day In Sports: Broncos end their longest March Madness drought
March 21, 2008, 15 years ago today: Boise State returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 14 years and faces No. 3 seed Louisville in the East Regional at Birmingham, falling 79-61.
This Day In Sports: The Broncos’ first at-large Big Dance bid
March 20, 2013, 10 years ago today: Boise State plays in the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection for the first time in its history as part of the First Four in Dayton, facing fellow No. 13 seed LaSalle and falling 80-71.
Scott Slant Wednesday Weekly: Shaver ramps up for one last go
Will Marcus Shaver Jr.’s farewell tour in the NCAA Tournament last one game, or two? Or… At any rate, Boise State’s point guard is sure to leave it all on the floor as the Broncos face Northwestern Thursday evening in Sacramento.
This Day In Sports: One of Huggins’ unhappy moments in Boise
March 14, 1998, 25 years ago today: In the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the BSU Pavilion comes one of the classics of all the tournament games played in Boise. West Virginia, a No. 10 seed, upset second-seeded Cincinnati, 75-74, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Scott Slant Monday Special: Broncos are celebratin’ – there is no Dayton
For the first time, Boise State has landed an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament without being saddled with a First Four game. The Broncos landed a No. 10 seed instead of the feared No. 11 Sunday and will face Northwestern Thursday in Sacramento.
This Day In Sports: From Grace High School to NBA royalty
March 10, 1985: Dallas coach Dick Motta, the favorite son of Fish Haven, Idaho, becomes the fourth coach in NBA history to win 700 regular season games when his Mavericks defeat the New Jersey Nets 126-117.