Bronco Men Open MW Portion of 2011-12
DATE: Saturday; Jan. 14, 2012
TIME: 4 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho / Taco Bell Arena (12,480)
TV: The Mtn.
RADIO: Bronco Sports Network / BroncoSports.com

THE GAME:
The Boise State men’s basketball team will play its first conference game as a member of the Mountain West, hosting Air Force Saturday (Jan. 14) at Taco Bell Arena. Tip-off between the Broncos (10-5, 0-0 MW) and Falcons (10-4, 0-0 MW) is scheduled for 4 p.m., and the game will be nationally-televised by The Mtn.

TV INFORMATION: The game against the Falcons is one of 11 Bronco broadcasts by The Mtn. this season.

Play-by-Play: Ari Wolfe
Analyst: Brad Holland

RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Sports 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

MW HISTORY: Heading into its first season as a member of the Mountain West, the Broncos are 10-16 against current league opponents. New Mexico is the only current MW school that Boise State has not faced.

LEAGUE OPENERS:
The Broncos are 2-1 when opening conference play in a new league, defeating Idaho State to open in the Big Sky Conference, Jan. 2, 1971 (76-74), and Long Beach State to open in the Big West Conference, Jan. 6, 1997 (78-53). The Broncos lost to SMU to open Western Athletic Conference play, Dec. 28, 2001 (80-67). Only the game against the Bengals was played at home.

THE SERIES: The Broncos and Falcons have squared off just once prior to this season, a 77-68 win in Boise, Dec. 27, 1991.

HOLDING COURT: The Broncos have won 15-consecutive home games, tied for the 10th-longest streak in the nation (through Jan. 9). Boise State has won its first nine home games of 2011-12, the longest streak since the team went 13-0 during the 1997-98 season.

FRESHMEN RANKINGS: Anthony Drmic ranks 17th-nationally in scoring amongst freshmen (14.4), and also ranks third in 3-point field goal percentage (.406) and fourth in 3-point field goals made per game (2.79). He leads Mountain West freshmen in each statistical category, in addition to leading conference freshmen in rebounding (4.4), field goal percentage (.441) and free throw percentage (.750).

ANOTHER 20 FOR DRMIC: Anthony Drmic already has three 20-point games this season, the most by a Bronco freshman since Tanoka Beard registered four in 1989-90. Drmic’s 26 points against Idaho (Dec. 31) are the most by a Boise State freshman since Steve Shepherd also scored 26 against Montana State, Feb. 26, 1994. The school record for a freshman is 33, set by Steve Connor against Portland State, Jan. 3, 1975.

PERRYMAN’S RATIO: Redshirt senior guard Westly Perryman recorded nine assists and zero turnovers against Idaho (Dec. 31), the most assists without a turnover by a Mountain West player this season. Perryman’s assist-turnover ratio (2.60) is ranked second in the conference and 23rd nationally.

Perryman boasts an assist-turnover ratio of 15-1 in his last three games, and has not recorded a turnover since there were 10-minutes, 30-seconds remaining in the second half against Iowa (Dec. 22), a span of 90:30 of game time.

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