Broncos Host Rebels Tuesday Night
Jan. 11, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 13 vs UNLV 9 p.m. MT
 
THE GAME: Boise State men’s basketball will look to get its first Mountain West win of the year Tuesday, when it hosts UNLV. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. MT, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (10-6, 0-3 MW) have lost their last four overall. The Rebels (10-6, 1-2 MW) picked up its first MW win Saturday, with a win against San José State in Las Vegas. This is the first of three 9 p.m. Tuesday home games for Boise State this 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 Tuesday will be televised by ESPNU. In Boise, ESPNU can be found on Cable ONE channel 301, DirecTV channel 208 and DISH Network channel 141. It is also available to stream on WatchESPN.
Play-by-Play: Doug Sherman
Analyst: Craig Robinson
 
ABOUT UNLV: The Rebels went 9-4 through a rugged nonconference schedule, highlighted by a win against then-No. 3 Arizona. UNLV defeated San José State 74-40 Saturday, after close losses to Wyoming (76-71) and Nevada (64-62) to start MW play. The Rebels are led offensively by Rashad Vaughn’s 17.3 points per game and Cody Doolin’s 3.5 assist-to-turnover ratio. Defensively, UNLV ranks third in the country with 7.6 blocked shots per game. Goodluck Okonoboh and Christian Wood both rank in the top 20, individually.
 
SERIES HISTORY:  UNLV leads 6-3 all-time, and 4-2 since Boise State joined the Mountain West. Six of the seven meetings during the Leon Rice era have been decided by five points or fewer, including wins by Boise State in the last two games played at Taco Bell Arena.
 
LAST TIME OUT: Boise State fell 65-54 at Wyoming Saturday, running its losing streak to four games. Derrick Marks led the Broncos with 16 points. James Webb III added 15 on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc.
 
STOPPING A SKID: Boise State is currently on a four-game losing streak, its longest since ending the 2011-12 season on a five-game skid. It is just the fifth time in Leon Rice’s five years as head coach the Broncos have lost at least four games in a row.
 
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Boise State is 21-17 in its last 38 games. Half (19) of those games have been decided by six points or fewer. The Broncos are 6-13 in those games, including 10 losses by four points or fewer.
 
BRONCO-REBEL CLASSICS: The last four meetings between Boise State and UNLV have been decided by a combined 14 points, with each school winning twice and all four games going to the home team. The last meeting was a 91-90 overtime win by the Broncos (Feb. 22, 2014) at Taco Bell Arena. Derrick Marks scored all 13 Boise State points in overtime and a UNLV three-pointer at the buzzer was waved off.
 
TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN: Seniors Derrick Marks and Anthony Drmic are the top active scorers in the Mountain West. Marks ranks No. 12 with 1,530 points for his career. Drmic’s 1,528 points rank No. 13 in conference history. Boise State’s dynamic duo are the only active MW men’s basketball student-athletes in the top 25. Next is Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. with 1,141 points. See page five of the game notes for a complete list of the MW all-time top 25.
 
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.
The Last Meeting
UNLV90  
Boise State91(OT)
February 22, 2014
Taco Bell Arena
Broncos Take Down UNLV in Overtime, 91-90
Deville Smith's game-winning shot was waived off after two video reviews, and Boise State took down UNLV 91-90 on Saturday night in overtime.


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