The Broncos travel across the Pacific for a quick trip to paradise as they look to finish their first conference road trip when they face Hawai’i, Monday, Jan. 4 with a tip-time scheduled for 10 p.m. (MT).
While Boise State may have dropped its conference opener at Fresno State, 68-71, in the final minute of play, the Broncos have the opportunity to continue their winning ways against the Warriors. In fact, Boise State is currently on a five-game winning streak over Hawai’i, which includes two straight wins on the Warriors home court.
Upon completing their first WAC road trip of the year, the Broncos will return to Boise and prepare to play host to New Mexico State, Saturday, Jan. 9, and Louisiana Tech, Monday, Jan. 11. Both games at Taco Bell Arena are scheduled to tip-off at 7:05 p.m. (MT).
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RADIO: KIDO (580 & 630 AM) in Boise will broadcast the game live with Bob Hogue, providing the play-by-play while filling in for Bob Behler, while former Boise State basketball great, Abe Jackson, provides commentary. The games can also be heard on the Boise State Broncos Radio Network in Twin Falls (KSNQ 98.3 FM), Pocatello (KWIK 1240AM), Idaho Falls (KID 590AM, 92.1 FM), and McCall (KDZY 98.3 FM). KIDO, which is in its second year as the home of the Broncos, will broadcast every Boise State game. In addition, for all fans attending home games at Taco Bell Arena, KIDO is rebroadcast on 93.7 FM inside the arena.
TELEVISION: The Broncos game on Monday against the Warriors will not be available on television. However, you can catch the game on KIDO radio with Abe Jackson.
BRONCOS ON THE INTERNET: Fans can log on to broncosports.com and watch all home games. By becoming a Bronco Vision premium subscription member, Boise State fans will receive access to live games, past games, seasonal highlights, special features and interviews that can only be seen by paying the membership price of $9.95 per month or $69.95 per year. Bronco Vision members will need a high speed internet connection. Live stats can be found at broncosports.com to follow the game on game tracker.
The All-Time Series: The series between the two schools has always been a close fight with each game coming down to the final minutes of play, which also rings true for the all-time series as Boise State leads 9-8.
Coach Graham vs. Hawai’i: Since taking over the helm of the program, Coach Graham owns a record of 9-6 all-time against the Warriors ... In fact, last season, Boise State swept the series with Hawai’i, and is currently on a five-game winning streak over the Warriors.
Boise State vs. The Western Athletic Conference: Boise State owns an all-time record of 131-136 vs. opponents from the WAC ... Boise State head coach Greg Graham is 67-44 overall against the conference since taking over the helm of the men’s basketball program.
Last Time vs. Hawai’i: Anthony Thomas scored 9 of Boise State's last 11 points, including a key 3-pointer with 2:10 left, as the Broncos held on for a 54-49 victory over Hawaii … Hawai’i held its only lead of the game, 44-43, with 6:50 remaining. That's when Thomas went on a tear with two successive layups, a 3-pointer, and another field goal to put Boise State in control of the game … Thomas finished with a team-high 13 points, followed by Paul Noonan with 10 … The Rainbow Warriors were led by Roderick Fleming with 17 points … Boise State held Hawaii without a field goal for the last 3:35 of the first half and the first 5:30 minutes of the second half while building a 38-29 lead … Neither team shot well from the field. Boise State hit 35 percent while Hawaii could manage only 33 percent.