2015–16 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team

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2015–16 Boise State Broncos men's basketball
Boise State "B" logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record20–12 (11–7 MW)
Head coachLeon Rice (6th season)
Assistant coachJeff Linder
(taking leave of absence)
Assistant coachJohn Rillie
Assistant coachDanny Henderson
Assistant coachIsaac Williams
(replacing Linder)
Home arenaTaco Bell Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
San Diego State 16 2   .889     28 10   .737
Fresno State 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Boise State 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Nevada 10 8   .556     24 14   .632
New Mexico 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
Colorado State 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Utah State 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
Wyoming 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Air Force 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
San Jose State 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 MWC Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team represented Boise State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by sixth year head coach Leon Rice, played their home games at Taco Bell Arena and were a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 20–12, 11–7 in Mountain West play to finish in third place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to Colorado State. Despite having 20 wins, they did not participate in a postseason tournament after declining an invitation from the inaugural Vegas 16.

Previous season[edit]

The Broncos finished the season 25–9, 14–4 in Mountain West play to win a share of the Mountain West regular season championship. They advanced to the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to Wyoming. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Four to Dayton.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dezmyn Trent 0 G 6'4" 206 Junior Tacoma, WA Dismissed following an arrest[1]
Derrick Marks 2 G 6'3" 204 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Kevin Allen 4 F 6'11" 250 Junior Ecorse, MI Transferred to Emporia State
Joe Hanstad 5 G 6'4" 203 Senior Dickinson, ND Graduated
Igor Hadziomerovic 12 G 6'4" 214 Senior Melbourne, Australia Graduated
Chris Nealey 14 G 6'2" 202 Sophomore Santa Ana, CA Left team for personal reasons
Rob Heyer 22 G/F 6'3" 206 Senior Worland, WY Graduated
Jake Ness 34 F 6'8" 225 Senior Coeur d'Alene, ID Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lonnie Jackson 25 G 6'4" 175 Senior Valencia, CA Transferred from Boston College. Will be eligible to play immediately since Jackson graduated from Boston College.
James Reid 55 G 6'3" 200 Senior Bend, OR Transferred from Arkansas–Little Rock. Will sit out 2015–16 due to transfer rules and have one year of eligibility starting in 2016–17.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Paris Austin
PG
Oakland, CA Bishop O'Dowd High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Nov 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Malek Harwell
PG
Pocatello, ID Century High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Robin Jorch
F
Berlin, Germany 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Aug 24, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Boise State Broncos men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Mikey Thompson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Canyon Springs HS North Las Vegas, NV
G/F 3 Anthony Drmic 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 203 lb (92 kg) RS Sr Australian Institute of Sport Endeavour Hills, Australia
G 5 Malek Harwell Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Century HS Pocatello, ID
F 10 Robin Jorch 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr International Berlin Basketball Academy Berlin, Germany
F 11 Zach Haney 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Fr Atascocita HS Humble, TX
G 12 Collin Landry (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Jesuit HS Portland, Oregon
F 13 Nicholas Duncan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr Australian Institute of Sport Sydney, AUS
F 15 Chandler Hutchison 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) So Mission Viejo HS Mission Viejo, CA
G 20 Cody Spjute (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Borah HS Boise, Idaho
G 21 Montigo Alford 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Sr CSI Bloomington, CA
F 23 James Webb III 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS Jr North Idaho College Augusta, GA
G 25 Lonnie Jackson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 178 lb (81 kg) RS Sr Boston College Valencia, CA
G 30 Paris Austin 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Bishop O'Dowd HS Oakland, CA
C 33 David Wacker Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Judson HS Converse, TX
G 55 James Reid (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Arkansas–Little Rock Bend, OR
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Mikey Thompson attempts a free throw vs. Colorado State on 1/2/16.

Schedule[edit]

[2] The Mountain West released their conference schedule on June 24th. Games may be moved to accommodate TV.[3] Their full schedule was released on September 15th.[4]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2015*
8:00 pm
Northwest W 79–55 
Taco Bell Arena (4,340)
Boise, ID
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 pm
at Montana L 72–74  0–1
Dahlberg Arena (5,421)
Missoula, MT
11/16/2015*
7:00 pm, RTNW
Northern Arizona W 101–81  1–1
Taco Bell Arena (4,489)
Boise, ID
11/19/2015*
6:30 pm, P12N
at No. 12 Arizona
Wooden Legacy
L 76–88  1–2
McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
11/23/2015*
7:00 pm
Concordia (OR) W 100–53  2–2
Taco Bell Arena (3,397)
Boise, ID
11/26/2015*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. UC Irvine
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
W 71–64  3–2
Titan Gym (2,341)
Fullerton, CA
11/27/2015*
3:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 3 Michigan State
Wooden Legacy semifinals
L 67–77  3–3
Titan Gym (3,173)
Fullerton, CA
11/29/2015*
3:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. No. 11 Arizona
Wooden Legacy 3rd place game
L 59–68  3–4
Honda Center (4,393)
Anaheim, CA
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm
Willamette W 100–36  4–4
Taco Bell Arena (3,426)
Boise, ID
12/05/2015*
8:00 pm, theW.tv
at Portland W 81–71  5–4
Chiles Center (2,282)
Portland, OR
12/09/2015*
7:00 pm
Loyola Marymount W 67–66  6–4
Taco Bell Arena (4,151)
Boise, ID
12/12/2015*
5:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 24 Oregon[5] W 74–72  7–4
Taco Bell Arena (10,239)
Boise, ID
12/20/2015*
12:00 pm, RTNW
Bradley
MWC–MVC Challenge
W 90–70  8–4
Taco Bell Arena (4,405)
Boise, ID
12/30/2015*
7:00 pm
UC Davis W 64–56  9–4
Taco Bell Arena (5,592)
Boise, ID
Mountain West regular season
01/02/2016
5:00 pm, ESPN3
Colorado State W 84–80  10–4
(1–0)
Taco Bell Arena (6,749)
Boise, ID
01/05/2016
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Utah State W 76–61  11–4
(2–0)
Smith Spectrum (8,330)
Logan, UT
01/09/2016
4:00 pm, RTNW
Fresno State W 81–70  12–4
(3–0)
Taco Bell Arena (8,140)
Boise, ID
01/13/2016
8:00 pm, MWN
at Nevada W 74–67  13–4
(4–0)
Lawlor Events Center (7,564)
Reno, NV
01/16/2016
8:00 pm, ESPN2
San Diego State L 53–56  13–5
(4–1)
Taco Bell Arena (10,421)
Boise, ID
01/20/2016
7:00 pm
San Jose State W 94–69  14–5
(5–1)
Taco Bell Arena (5,992)
Boise, ID
01/23/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wyoming W 81–71  15–5
(6–1)
Arena-Auditorium (6,091)
Laramie, WY
01/27/2016
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at UNLV L 77–87  15–6
(6–2)
Thomas & Mack Center (12,586)
Paradise, NV
01/30/2016
3:00 pm, ESPN3
New Mexico L 83–88  15–7
(6–3)
Taco Bell Arena (7,355)
Boise, ID
02/02/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Utah State W 70–67  16–7
(7–3)
Taco Bell Arena (5,544)
Boise, ID
02/06/2016
12:00 pm, RTNW
at Air Force L 53–61  16–8
(7–4)
Clune Arena (2,097)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/10/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Colorado State L 93–97 2OT 16–9
(7–5)
Moby Arena 
Fort Collins, CO
02/13/2016
2:00 pm, CBSSN
Wyoming W 94–71  17–9
(8–5)
Taco Bell Arena (7,334)
Boise, ID
02/17/2016
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at New Mexico L 78–80  17–10
(8–6)
The Pit (12,434)
Albuquerque, NM
02/23/2016
9:00 pm, ESPNU
UNLV W 81–69  18–10
(9–6)
Taco Bell Arena (4,605)
Boise, ID
02/27/2016
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at San Diego State W 66–63  19–10
(10–6)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
03/02/2016
7:00 pm, MWN
Nevada W 76–57  20–10
(11–6)
Taco Bell Arena (8,495)
Boise, ID
03/05/2016
3:00 pm, MWN
at San Jose State L 63–68  20–11
(11–7)
Event Center Arena (1,759)
San Jose, CA
Mountain West Tournament
03/10/2016
9:30 pm, CBSSN
vs. Colorado State
Quarterfinals
L 81–88  20–12
Thomas & Mack Center (6,325)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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