UPDATE: Boise State announced the Oregon series Thursday. The Ducks play in Boise this upcoming season. The Broncos go to Oregon each of the next two years.
“We’re really excited to get this game,” Boise State coach Leon Rice said in a statement. “Year in and year out Oregon has put together great teams under Dana Altman. There has always been a good rivalry between Boise State and Oregon department wide, so we’re happy to bring it to men’s basketball.”
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A marquee opponent is headed to Taco Bell Arena next season to face the Boise State men’s basketball team, the Idaho Statesman has learned.
Sources close to the program confirm the Broncos will host the Oregon Ducks on Dec. 12. The agreement includes a return game to Eugene in the 2016-17 season and likely in 2017-18 as well. Oregon went 24-10 last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Though the Ducks lost leading scorer Joseph Young to the NBA (drafted 43rd by Indiana), they return their next three top scorers, who combined for 33 points per game last season. Also, Oregon has the No. 15-rated 2015 recruiting class by Rivals.com.
Boise State is 0-5 all-time against Oregon, last playing in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational, with the most recent regular-season matchup Dec. 19, 1996 in Boise.
The Broncos’ Mountain West slate was announced Wednesday, and the nonconference schedule will be announced later this summer. Previously announced games include home contests against Loyola Marymount and Bradley, road games at Arizona and Montana, and three games at the Wooden Legacy in Orange County from Nov. 26-29.