Rice eclipsed 100-career victories last season, the fourth head coach to accomplish the feat and the first to do it in his first five seasons. Rice notched his 100th victory in his 161st game, just one game shy of Dyes school record (160). Entering the NCAA Tournament, the Broncos are 102-62 (.622) under Rice, the best record for a head coach through his first five seasons in school history. Included were 20-win campaigns in 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15, the only head coach to win at least 20 games in four of his first five years guiding the program since Boise State joined Division I in 1970-71.
Rice's recipe for success combines an up-tempo, fast-paced offense and elite shooting. The Broncos have led their conference in scoring three of Rice's five seasons, including pacing the Mountain West in scoring in both 2012-13 and 2013-14. The Broncos put up 76.2 points per game in 2013-14, the second-highest season average at Boise State in nearly 40 years. Boise State ranked second in the MW in scoring in 2014-15, averaging 72.1 points per game."