Leon Rice sticking with Boise State

Updated: March 29, 2014, 2:56 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice has decided to stay with the Broncos and accept a pay raise instead of continuing talks with Washington State after interviewing with the Cougars, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.

Rice just wrapped up his fourth season with the Broncos and will receive a five-year rollover, the source said.

Rice is a 1986 graduate of Washington State and interviewed earlier this week with his alma mater, which last week fired Ken Bone.

The Broncos finished this season with a 21-13 record (9-9 Mountain West Conference). They made the NCAA tournment as an at-large selection in 2012-13, and Rice is the fastest coach in school history to reach 50 wins.

Bone went 80-86 in five seasons with the Cougars.

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Senior Writer, ESPN.com


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