Taco Bell Arena

Fans fill up Taco Bell Arena for the first sell out of the season on Jan. 13 on a game against San Diego State.

Chris Bronson/IPT | Idaho Press Tribune

The Boise State men's basketball team won't have a home game against New Mexico and won't travel to play Utah State, but will have both home and road games against the rest of the teams in the Mountain West during the 2018-2019 season.

The Mountain West released next year's preliminary conference schedule Monday, and it features just one matchup each with the Lobos and Aggies. Due to the unbalanced league schedule, teams play both home and road games against eight teams in the league and then either a home game or road game against the two other teams. 

Boise State will open conference play at Wyoming on January 2, 2019.

Nevada, the defending Mountain West champs and a possible top-10 ranked team to start the season, comes to Taco Bell Arena on either January 15 or 16. The dates will be finalized when the TV networks decide whether they want any Wednesday games on Tuesday or Saturday games on Sunday.

Boise State’s two byes are Jan. 9 and Feb. 20.

The Broncos went 15-1 at home last season and enjoyed an average attendance of 8,614 fans for conference games - the best for the Broncos in nearly 20 years. 

The Broncos are still finalizing their nonconference schedule, but known games include road games at Drake and Grand Canyon and a matchup with Creighton in the first round of the Cayman Islands Classic.

2018-19 Boise State Men’s Basketball Preliminary Mountain West Schedule

Jan. 2 at Wyoming

Jan. 5/6 vs San Diego State

Jan. 8/9 BYE

Jan. 12/13 at San Jose State

Jan. 15/16 vs Nevada

Jan. 19/20 vs Fresno State

Jan. 22/23 at Air Force

Jan. 26/27 vs Wyoming

Jan. 29/30 at Colorado State

Feb. 2/3 at Nevada

Feb. 5/6 vs UNLV

Feb. 9/10 vs San Jose State

Feb. 12/13 at Fresno State

Feb. 16/17 at San Diego State

Feb. 19/20 BYE

Feb. 23/24 vs Utah State

Feb. 26/27 vs Colorado State

March 2/3 at UNLV

March 5/6 at New Mexico

March 9 vs Air Force