The one thing about shooty-hoops is that it is not as “all-or-nothing” as football. For Boise State, in football, the expectation of excellence—or perfection—is what matters in order for post-season success. The margins for error are so slim that any slip up could spell doom for the Broncos.
For the basketballers, the consequences are not as dire. For the most part: win, and in.
The Broncos were picked to win the Mountain Division while the Bulldogs were selected to win the West Division in the media preseason poll Monday. Boise State, Fresno State tabbed to win Mountain West Conference divisional titles.