First-Place Broncos Host Aztecs Saturday
Jan. 6, 2017

Boise State vs San Diego State
Saturday, Jan. 7 | 9 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
TV: ESPNU
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (10-4, 3-0 MW) puts its six-game win streak on the line Saturday, against preseason-favorite San Diego State (8-6, 0-2 MW). The game will tip off at 9 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena. It will be televised on ESPNU.

WATCH: The game will be televised on ESPNU. Channel Finder: DirecTV 208, Dish 141, Cable ONE 136
Play-by-Play: Steve Quis
Analyst: Adrian Branch

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday's game will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with 670 AM KBOI serving as the flagship station. Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties with Abe Jackson serving as the analyst. The pregame show will begin at 8:30 p.m. MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO STATE: The Aztecs are off to a 0-2 start in Mountain West play with losses to New Mexico and Nevada. Jeremy Hemsley leads the team with 17.2 points per game.
All-Time Series: SDSU leads 9-4. The Broncos have won three of the last four meetings. Nine of the last 12 have been decided by six points or fewer.

WHITE OUT: Saturday’s game is being dubbed a White Out. Fans are encouraged to wear white and the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive white t-shirts.

RICE’S 100TH HOME GAME: Saturday marks Leon Rice’s 100th home game as Boise State’s head coach. The Broncos are 82-17 in Rice’s first 99 home games. Boise State has won at least 11 home games in each of Rice’s seven seasons. The Broncos have won 10 in a row at home and 33 of the last 36.

3-0 START: Boise State is 3-0 to start conference play for the second straight year and eighth time in program history. The Broncos have started 4-0 five times. It is the third time the Broncos have started league play 3-0 under Leon Rice (twice in the Mountain West and once in the WAC). Boise State’s 4-0 start last season is its best start since joining the Mountain West .

STREAK STOPPERS: Boise State and San Diego State have a history of stopping each other’s streaks. The Broncos were riding a school-record-tying 10-game win streak last season when SDSU came to Taco Bell Arena and escaped with a 56-53 win. The loss also snapped a 17-game home win streak. Boise State returned the favor later in the season by scoring the game’s final 12 points for a 66-63 win, ending the Aztecs’ streak of 164 consecutive wins when leading with five minutes to play.

ONE AND DONE: Saturday marks the only regular-season meeting between Boise State and San Diego State, due to the Mountain West’s unbalanced schedule. The Broncos’ game Wednesday, at UNLV was the lone regular-season game against the Rebels.

LEADING THE WAY: Chandler Hutchison has scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games and is averaging 20.3 points per game during Boise State’s six-game winning streak. Hutchison is the first Bronco to score at least 20 points in each of the first three conference games of the season in the past 30 seasons.

THREE-HEADED MONSTER: Boise State has used a three-man rotation at its five position, with each Zach Haney, Robin Jorch and David Wacker contributing to the team’s success. Combined, the trio is averaging 12.1 points and 9.4 rebounds.

The Last Meeting
Boise State66
San Diego State63
February 27, 2016
San Diego
Broncos Down Aztecs with Wild Rally
Nick Duncan hit two 3-pointers in the final minute and Boise State overcame a nine-point deficit in the final 1:40 to stun Mountain West Conference champion San Diego State 66-63 on Saturday.


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