Boise State falls in Preseason NIT
by Phil Dailey
The Boise State Broncos looked to unveil its new up-tempo offense in front of
a national ESPN2 audience Monday night, against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
The new run-n-gun style offense head coach Greg Graham promised appears to be
a work in progress for the Broncos.
Eastern Illinois (1-0) wasted no time jumping out early against Boise State
(0-1), taking an eight-point halftime lead 36-28.
With the long-range shooting of All-American candidate Henry Domercant, the
Panthers shut down the upstart Broncos 73-59, in the first-round of the
Domercant scored a game high 36 points, including five three-pointers in the
“That’s what he does, he’s a scorer,” said Boise State junior guard Joe Skiffer
The Broncos played tough in the win, but have to sharpen up their game for the
rest of the season.
“It was a matter of detail, we got to get the details down in order to win,”
Eastern Illinois will take on the winner of tonight’s Louisiana
Tech-Florida match-up, for the right to go to New York and compete in the
finals of this year’s Preseason NIT tournament.