Rice staying at Boise State, not leaving for WSU

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Leon Rice is staying on as Boise State men's basketball coach after reports that he interviewed for the Washington State job.

Rice, a former assistant at Gonzaga, is 77-54 in four seasons at Boise State, leading the team to 20 or more wins three times. The Broncos went 21-13 in 2013-14.

The Idaho Statesman reports that with Rice returning, the Broncos are expected to have a strong core back, led by Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks, ranked seventh and 11th, respectively, on the school's all-time scoring list.

Rice signed a contract extension last year that pays him $482,000 per year, with a 3 percent increase each season.

After winning more than 20 games this season, it earned him an automatic one-year extension through the 2018-19 season.