UT Arlington Up Next for Broncos
DATE: Wednesday; Jan. 2, 2013
TIME: 6 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Arlington, Texas (College Park Center; 7,000)
RADIO: Bronco Radio Network / BroncoSports.com
THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team (10-2) will open 2013 with a road game at UT Arlington (6-4, 1-1 WAC), Wednesday (Jan. 2). The Broncos and Mavericks will tip at 6 p.m. (MT) at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.
SERIES HISTORY: The Broncos and Mavericks have met just once previously, a 71-64 Bronco victory in Boise, Dec. 20, 1985.
NONCONFERENCE SUCCESS: At 10-2, Boise State is off to its best start since 1994-95, when the team began the season 11-2.
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Radio 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
POSTING LEADS: Boise State has led wire-to-wire in each of its last two games, and has not trailed an opponent since Dec. 20, when there were 12-minutes, 14-seconds on the clock in the second half against Idaho - a span of 92:13.
3-POINT BARRAGE: Jeff Elorriaga set a Boise State and Mountain West record with 10 3-pointers (10-for-16; .625) against Corban Dec. 30, eclipsing the previous school record of nine set by Abe Jackson against Gonzaga, Dec. 9, 2000. The total is the most by a player in the NCAA this season , and the most by an NCAA player since Feb. 20, 2012 (11; Parker Smith, North Florida). In the past three seasons, only two players have made more 3-pointers in a game, and in the last 10 seasons, only 14 players have eclipsed Elorriaga’s total. Since the 3-point line was moved back prior to the 2008-09 season, Elorriaga’s performance is just the 23rd with 10-or-more 3-pointers.
Elorriaga scored a career-high 30 points, and had eclipsed his previous career high (17) with 9-minutes, 10-seconds remaining in the opening half.
With the performance, Elorriaga moved to first in the MW in 3-point field goals per game (3.00), a mark that also ranks 19th-nationally.
DECEMBER RECORD: The Broncos went 5-1 in December, the team’s best record during the month since also going 5-1 in 2007-08 – the last time the team went to the NCAA Tournament.
REBOUNDING MARGIN: The Broncos moved into third in the Mountain West in rebounding margin (plus-6.6) after outrebounding Corban by 35, Dec. 30. The Broncos have not posted a better rebounding margin over an opponent in at least the last 20 seasons.
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