Broncos Travel to Face Fresno State
DATE: Monday; Jan. 2, 2011
TIME: 8 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Fresno, Calif. / Save Mart Center (15,596)
TV: None
RADIO: Bronco Sports Network / BroncoSports.com

THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team will play its first game of 2012, traveling to face Fresno State, Monday (Jan. 2). Tip-off between the Broncos (10-4) and Bulldogs (6-8) is scheduled for 8 p.m. (MT) at the Save Mart Center.

RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Sports Network, with KBOI (670 AM) serving as the flagship station. The broadcast will also be streamed live at BroncoSports.com.

Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson

VERSUS THE WAC: Boise State went 81-87 in league games in its 10 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference (2001-11), including a mark of 14-9 against Fresno State. The Broncos are 2-0 against the league this season.

THE SERIES: Boise State leads the all-time series 16-14, including a 70-63 victory earlier this season in Boise. Prior to this season, the two teams had not met as nonconference opponents since Dec. 10, 1983. The Broncos are 2-5 when playing Fresno State in a nonconference game. Boise State is 5-9 when playing on the road, but was victorious (70-56) the last time the two teams met in Fresno (Feb. 24, 2011).

EARLIER THIS SEASON: Ryan Watkins had 18 points and a career-best 11 rebounds for his first-career double-double, leading Boise State to a 70-63 victory over Fresno State in Boise, Dec. 19. Anthony Drmic added 14 points and made four 3-pointers for the Broncos, and Watkins had nine of his 11 rebounds on the offensive end as Boise State outrebounded the Bulldogs 41-25 and improved to 9-0 at home in 2011-12.

ANOTHER 20 FOR DRMIC: Anthony Drmic already has three 20-point games this season, the most by a Bronco freshman in at least the last 18 seasons. Booker Nabors (2000-01) and Steve Shepherd (1993-94) are the only other freshmen to post multiple 20-point games during their freshmen seasons (two).

PERRYMAN’S RATIO: With his nine-assist, zero-turnover performance against Idaho (Dec. 31), redshirt senior guard Westly Perryman moved into second in the Mountain West in assist-turnover ratio (2.5).

KNOCKING DOWN THREES: Anthony Drmic leads the Mountain West with 2.92 3-point field goals per game, and Drew Wiley ranks fourth with 2.00 per contest. The Broncos lead the conference in the statistical category, averaging 8.93 per game.

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