The Boise State men’s basketball team will don a new look next Saturday when Colorado State visits Taco Bell Arena.
The team will wear black uniforms, while fans will also be asked to wear black for the big Mountain West game against the Rams.
“I’m pretty excited, and hopefully we can put on a good show in them,” guard Anthony Drmic said.
When I asked Boise State coach Leon Rice what he thought of the look — he gave a very Chris Petersen-like response.
“I like them, but the big thing is that kids like them, and I know they do,” he said.
Check out the image above for a look at the jerseys. You can click on the image to see a larger view.
When he spoke to the media Thursday, Rice said “(Fresno State) has an aggressive style, so hopefully you can get to the free-throw line — you need to.”
The Broncos tied a season-high by going to the free-throw line 31 times (they made 25). Drmic led the way with a 12-of-15 showing. He had 28 points, making 8-of-9 shots on 2-point field goals.
“(The coaches) said last year, if we want Anthony to be a better player, we want him to be a scorer without completely relying on the 3-ball,” Rice said. “That’s becoming a really, really dangerous (aspect).”
Derrick Marks had five points and did not make a field goal. His only games with fewer points were in contests where he played less than 20 minutes (four points in 19 minutes against Walla Walla, three points in nine minutes against Colorado State).
Yet Marks still made a big impact in his 28 minutes with five rebounds and seven assists, with only one turnover. Rice also pointed out to a possession with 11:02 to play and the Broncos up 48-34. Marks frustrated Allen Huddleston into an offensive foul that was ruled flagrant, and also drew a technical from coach Rodney Terry. The Broncos got four free-throw attempts, making two, and got the ball, the result of which was a Drmic layup that put the Broncos up by 18, their biggest lead of the game.
“He was really guarding disciplined … we get the foul, they get the technical, and we get four free throws and the ball — it’s because Derrick has made progress with his defense,” Rice said.