The Broncos hit the road to open up conference play as the Boise State men’s basketball team travels to Fresno State to take on its first WAC opponent of the season, Saturday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. (MT). Upon completing their game in the valley, the team will head clear across the Pacific to face-off against Hawai’I, Monday, Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. (MT).
The matchup between the two teams will be a tough battle for the Broncos as it not only marks the opening series against conference opponents, but it will be the first road game Boise State has played in nearly three weeks. After opening the season playing seven of its first eight games on the road, posting a record of 5-3, the Broncos returned home for a five-game homestand where they went 4-1.
Boise State finished with a record of 9-4 during nonconference play, dropping just one game at Taco Bell Arena when the Broncos fell, 56-59, in the final seconds against San Diego. During this time, they faced a total of five Big Sky opponents, posting a record of 4-1 against the conference. In fact, the Broncos only loss to the league came during the second game of the season at the Karl Tyler Classic where they fell to host school, Montana, with a final score of 61-75.