The Broncos return home to open conference play at Taco Bell Arena when the men’s basektball team plays host to New Mexico State, Satuday, Jan. 9, with a tip-time scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Boise State is 9-12 all-time against the Aggies, but own a record of 5-3 when playing at Taco Bell Arena.
Catch up on some quality family time by making it to Family Night at Bronco Basketball this Saturday night (Jan. 9th). It’s a steal of a deal as $35 gets you four tickets to the game, four hot dogs and four cokes. That’s right, it’s not a typo, you get tickets and feed the whole crew for just $35. Certainly the best post-Holiday value out there. Just visit the box office on the night of the game or visit any select-a-seat outlet. Or, pre-order your tickets in order to go right to the entrance Saturday night by visiting www.idahotickets.com. B There for Family Night at Bronco Basketball.
The team will return to the floor to play host to WAC leader, Louisiana Tech, who owns an overall record of 14-2, and are undefeated in conference play posting wins over Utah State and Nevada. Boise State is 7-10 all-time against the Bulldogs, but are 5-3 when playing at Taco Bell Arena and are currently on a three-game winning streak over La Tech when playing in Boise.
About New Mexico State...
The Aggies are 8-7 and 1-1 in the WAC after Nevada snapped NM State’s five-game win streak, 77-67, Jan. 4. Junior guard Jahmar Young posts a team-high 19.3 points per contest while senior guard Jonathan Gibson adds 18.6 points per game. Junior forward Wendell McKines supplies 14.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest while sophomore center Hamidu Rahman is contributing nearly a double-double with 11.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
All-Time Series Notes Against New Mexico State...
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 New Mexico State leads 9-12 ... The Aggies may lead the overall series between the teams, but the Broncos own a 5-3 advantage in Boise. .
Coach Graham vs. New Mexico State: Since taking over the helm of the program, Coach Graham owns a record of 4-7 all-time against the Aggies ... In fact, last season, Boise State swept the series with New Mexico State during the regular season, but fell to the Aggies during the quarterfinals of last year’s WAC basketball tournament.
Boise State vs. The Western Athletic Conference: Boise State owns an all-time record of 131-137 vs. opponents from the WAC ... Boise State head coach Greg Graham is 67-45 overall against the conference since taking over the helm of the men’s basketball program.
Last Time vs. New Mexico State: Jonathan Gibson scored 22 points and Jahmar Young and Hernst Laroche each had 16 to lead New Mexico State past Boise State 80-70 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament ... Wendell McKines added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Aggies. They advance to Friday’s semifinal against the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal between top-seeded Utah State and the last seed Fresno State ... Mark Sanchez had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Anthony Thomas had 18 points for the fourth-seeded Broncos ... Leading 38-36 at the half, Gibson made his first three attempts from 3-point range to help put New Mexico State ahead for good with 11 minutes left in the game.
Looking For The Game? Try Catching The Broncos On ...
Radio: KIDO (580 & 630 AM) in Boise will broadcast the game live with Bob Behler, providing the play-by-play, 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 Saturday against the Aggies 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.