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 /

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

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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