Oregon, Boise State Agree To Rare Home-And-Home Series In Same Season
The Ducks and Broncos will square off twice in a two-week span in 2018
The two teams have faced off in each of the previous three seasons
Oregon and Boise State have agreed to complete a rare, intra-conference home-and-home series within the same season, per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
The two Pacific Northwest powers will battle in Eugene on December 15 and then play the return game in Boise on December 29. Rothstein also has reported that a third game in the series will take place in the 2019-20 season. The date of that game is currently to be determined.
This will be the fourth consecutive year Oregon and Boise State will match up in non-conference play. The two teams agreed to a three-year series, which spanned from 2016 to 2018. Boise State won 2016’s matchup at home by a score of 74-72, Oregon returned in the favor in 2017 with a 68-63 victory, and a dramatic half-court heave by Lexus Williams gave the Broncos the win in Eugene, 73-70, last season.
Oregon is projected to be the Pac-12 favorite this coming season, welcoming a top five recruiting class in the nation while returning the conference’s best point guard in Payton Pritchard. The Ducks reached the Final Four in 2017.
Boise State, which said goodbye to current Chicago Bull Chandler Hutchison in the spring, expects to contend in the Mountain West again in 2018. The Broncos welcome back scorers Justinian Jessup and Alex Hobbs.
Boise State’s complete non-conference schedule has yet to be released to the public.
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.