Boise’s basketball fans are ready to cheer on the biggest and best college basketball program in the area. Every season, the best players from the squad go head to head against the best the NCAA has to offer. And every game is explosive with dunks, 3-pointers, and last-minute saves to stop an opposing drive. It’s the best college basketball you can watch!
Even now, fans are lining up to their nearest box offices to order tickets for upcoming home games. Because the Broncos play their best games when they defend the Extramile Arena. But you can skip the lines and book your tickets today via this website.
About Boise Arena
The Boise State Broncos play their home games out of ExtraMile Arena (formerly BSU Pavilion and Taco Bell Arena). The facility is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. The venue is home to the Broncos basketball and gymnastics teams and currently stands at a seating capacity for over 12,600 fans for basketball events.
The venue also sees frequent use for concerts, community events, trade shows, and has hosted a Davis Cup tennis match in April 2013.
The arena was built to replace Bronco Gymnasium. The old facility opened in the mid-1950s during the university’s junior college era. The last varsity basketball game played at the Gymnasium was on February 27, 1982 against the team’s rival Idaho. This game was such a big deal for fans that it sold out two weeks before the game and had record attendance for Saturday night games of 3,946 guests. This was despite the listed capacity being only 3,682.
The new venue hosted four Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournaments while the Broncos were still members of the conference in 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1994. BSU made it to the finals in 1989 and won the finals in 1994.
Since then, ExtraMile Arena became a familiar site for early-round NCAA tournament games. In fact, it hosted the first and second round competition nine times (1983, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2018). It was scheduled to host its tenth set of games in 2021, but had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball Team Summary
The Boise State Broncos represent Boise State University in the NCAA’s Mountain West Conference. The team is currently led by head coach Leon Rice who joined the team in 2010. The team plays their home games out of ExtraMile Arena in Boise, Idaho. And the team has recently finished ranked #23 in the AP/Coaches Polls after reaching the NCAA tournament in 2022. So fans expect more of the same level of astounding play in this season and those to come after.
Leon Rice era
Leon Rice was hired to lead the Broncos on March 26, 2010. In his first season as head coach, he led the team to a strong finish which included facing off in the finals of the 2011 WAC men’s basketball tournament and to the semifinals of the 2011 College Basketball Invitational. To date, he is the first Boise State head coach to win 20 games in two of his first three seasons and to have 20 or more wins in eight of his ten seasons.
His achievements include guiding the Broncos to their first ever at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in 2013. In 2015, he also led the team to their first ever Mountain West regular season championship and first conference title for the university since 2008. This led to him being named the Mountain West coach of the year.
More recently, Rice led the team to their best season in school history. Because in 2022, The Broncos won a program high 27 games, 15 conference games, the Mountain West conference regular season championship, Mountain West conference tournament, an 8-seed in the NCAA tournament. On top of that, the team earned its highest AP ranking in program history at #23.