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Boise State men's basketball to play at Wisconsin on Nov. 22

Boise State basketball defeated New Mexico 71-70 at Taco Bell Arena.  Wednesday February 12, 2014
Boise State basketball defeated New Mexico 71-70 at Taco Bell Arena. Wednesday February 12, 2014 kgreen@idahostatesman.com

The Boise State men's basketball team will take on one of the reigning Final Four participants this upcoming season when the Broncos play at Wisconsin on Nov. 22. The Broncos announced the matchup Friday.

Wisconsin lost 74-73 to Kentucky in the national semifinal in April. The Badgers used the same starting five for all 38 games last season, and are expected to return four of them in 2014-15.

It will mark the start of a tough week of games for the Broncos, who play Idaho on Nov. 25 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise and at North Carolina State on Nov. 28. Among the Broncos' other road games will be a game at Saint Mary's and two games in the Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 22 and 23. The rest of the team's nonconference schedule will be released soon. The Broncos' Mountain West schedule was released two weeks ago.

The 2014-15 nonconference schedule continues the Broncos' recent trend of big games before Mountain West play — in 2012-13, the Broncos played at Creighton and Michigan State, and last season played at Kentucky and against Iowa State in Hawaii.

Here is what we know of the Broncos' schedule so far.

Date, Opponent (TV)

Saturday, Nov. 22 at Wisconsin

Tuesday, Nov. 25 vs. Idaho at CenturyLink Arena

Friday, Nov. 28 at North Carolina State

Monday, Dec. 22 vs. Houston at Las Vegas Classic

Tuesday, Dec. 23 vs. Texas Tech or Loyola (Chicago) at Las Vegas Classic (FOX Sports 1)

Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Colorado State

Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. Utah State

Saturday, Jan. 10 at Wyoming (CBSSN)

Tuesday, Jan. 13 vs UNLV (ESPNU)

Sunday, Jan. 18 at New Mexico (CBSSN)

Wednesday, Jan. 21 vs San Jose State

Saturday, Jan. 24 at Air Force

Tuesday/Wednesday, Jan. 27/28 vs. Colorado State (ESPNU or ESPN3)

Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Utah State (CBSSN)

Saturday, Feb. 7 vs San Diego State (CBSSN)

Wednesday, Feb. 11 vs Air Force

Saturday, Feb. 14 at Fresno State (ESPN TBD)

Wednesday, Feb. 18 at UNLV (CBSSN)

Saturday, Feb. 21 vs Nevada

Tuesday, Feb. 24 vs New Mexico (ESPNU)

Saturday, Feb. 28 at San Diego State (ESPN TBD)

Wednesday, March 4 at San Jose State (ESPN TBD)

Saturday, March 7 vs Fresno State (ESPN3)

Other known games, dates not determined: at Saint Marys, home versus Southern Utah and Abilene Christian

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