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