Broncos Back in Action at Wyoming Saturday
Jan. 8, 2015

Broncos Back in Action at Wyoming Saturday
 
Saturday, Jan. 10 at RV/RV Wyoming 4 p.m. MT
TV: CBS Sports | Live StatsLive AudioTwitter
 
Complete Game Notes 
 
THE GAME: Boise State men’s basketball returns to action Saturday, at Wyoming. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. MT, from Laramie, Wyo. The Broncos (10-5, 0-2 MW) had its first of two byes during the midweek set of games and has not played since Jan. 3. The Cowboys (14-2, 3-0 MW) are riding a six-game winning streak and fresh off a win at Colorado State. This is the only meeting between Boise State and Wyoming in the regular season.
 
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s games 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
 
TV INFORMATION: The game Saturday will be televised by CBS Sports Network. In Boise, CBSSN can be found on Cable ONE channel 332 and 410 (HD), DirecTV channel 221 and DISH channel 158.
Play-by-Play: Brent Stover
Analyst: Marc Jackson
 
ABOUT WYOMING: The Cowboys are on a six-game winning streak, including a 3-0 start in Mountain West play. Wyoming has won two road conference games, but played 10 of its 13 nonconference games on its home floor where it is yet to lose this season. The Cowboys average 59.2 possessions per 40 minutes, the third-fewest in the country. Yet they score 1.08 points per possession which is tied for the most in the MW, thanks in large part to shooting 59.9 percent insice the arc. Larry Nance Jr. paces the efficient offensive attack at 15.6 points per game.
 
SERIES HISTORY:  Wyoming leads the all-time series 11-8. Since Boise State joined the Mountain West, each team has won three games. In the six games as conference foes, the road team is 4-2 and Boise State has won its last two trips to Laramie.
 
LAST TIME OUT: Boise State lost 62-61 at the buzzer to Utah State, Jan. 3. Behind 31 points from Derrick Marks, the Broncos rallied to erase a 10-point halftime deficit and take a late lead. A three-pointer at the horn sent Boise State to 0-2 in MW play.
 
VOLUME SCORER: Derrick Marks has scored at least 30 points in a game seven times in his career, the most by a Bronco in program history. Marks has three games with at least 30 points this season, including 31 in Boise State’s last outing Jan. 3, against Utah State. He also went for 30-plus three times in 2012-13 as a sophomore. Marks is just the fourth Bronco to eclipse 30 points three times in a season, joining Ron Austin (1970-71), Tanoka Beard (1992-93) and Roberto Bergersen (1998-99). He is the first to do so in two different seasons.
 
IMPROVED MARKS-MANSHIP: Derrick Marks spent the offseason working on his jumpshot and it is paying dividends. Marks is shooting 57.7 percent from three-point range, going 30-for-52 from deep. He has made multiple triples in eight games this season, including six games with three three-pointers. In his first three seasons, Marks had just eight games with multiple threes and only one game with more than two. He made multiple triples in six-straight games (Dec. 6-22), the first time in his career he did so in consecutive games. He made a career-high five against Abilene Christian (Dec. 20), and matched it with a 5-for-6 effort against Utah State (Jan. 3). His 30 makes on the year are a career high.
 
CONTROLLING TEMPO: Wyoming averages 59.2 possessions per 40 minutes, the third-fewest in the country. Boise State averages 64.5. The Broncos are 7-0 in games with at least 67 possessions and 1-2 in games with fewer than 60 (the one win was a 44-point victory against Abilene Christian). Only three times have the Cowboys had at least 63 possessions in a game, in two of those games Wyoming allowed more than 1.1 points per defensive possession. Its season average is 0.91.
 
STOPPING A SKID: Boise State is currently on a three-game losing streak. It is just the sixth time in Leon Rice’s five years as head coach the Broncos have lost at least three games in a row. They have not lost four-consecutive games since ending the 2011-12 season on a five-game skid.
 
70 THE MAGIC NUMBER: Under Leon Rice, Boise State’s recipe for success has been to score 70 points. The Broncos are 72-15 when scoring at least 70, and 15-44 when failing to reach that mark.
 
PICKING UP HIS MATE: Senior Igor Hadziomerovic has upped his game since fellow Australian Anthony Drmic was lost for the season. In the seven games with Drmic in the lineup, Hadziomerovic averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 assists in 13.7 minutes per game. In the last eight games, Hadziomerovic is playing 26.4 minutes per game and has made six starts. He is averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 assists per contest.
The Last Meeting
Boise State72
Wyoming63
March 1, 2014
Laramie, Wyo.
Bropleh Leads Broncos Over Wyoming, 72-63
Thomas Bropleh matched his career high with 20 points and sparked a surge that helped erase a 17-point deficit and Boise State went on to defeat Wyoming 72-63 on Saturday.


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