The Boise State men’s basketball team look for its first conference win of the season as the Broncos travel to the Golden State to face conference foe, San Jose State, Thursday, Jan. 14, with tipoff scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (PT).
While the Broncos are still looking for their first conference win, and have struggled on the road with a record of 2-5 (excluding neutral site games), they are confident this trip will be the one to turn things around. Boise State is 19-1 all-time against San Jose State, while head coach Greg Graham owns a perfect 14-0 all-time series record over the Spartans. In fact, the Broncos only loss to San Jose came during their inaugural season in the WAC (2001-02), when they fell, 51-61, on the Spartans’ home court.
Boise State is currenlty on a 14-game winning streak over San Jose State, which they hope to continue in order to gain its first conference win and snapping the Broncos longest losing streak since the 2004-05 season when they had a five-game skid in the middle of conference play.
After playing at San Jose State, the Broncos head to Utah State. While Boise State has never won at Utah, the Aggies are also struggling in WAC play, sitting at 1-2.
About San Jose State...
Following the 78-75 win over Idaho, San Jose State improved its overall record to 8-5 matching the 8-5 mark of the 2001 team that eventually finished with a 14-14 record. Only three other of the last 10 Spartan teams had a winning record with five losses.
Adrian Oliver led San Jose State in scoring with 20 points as the Spartans dropped a 96-67 decision at Nevada ... it was Oliver’s seventh straight game with 20 or more, but it took an explosive first five minutes of the second half after Nevada had a 19-point halftime lead to get there.
Mac Peterson tied a San Jose State single-game record with seven 3-point baskets and Chris Oakes notched his fifth double-double of the season, but Fresno State still topped the Spartans, 80-70 ... Peterson’s status was in doubt during the day due to stomach problems, but the 6-foot-3 senior started the game and finished with a career high 21 points on 7-of-12 from 3-point range to match the seven 3-pointers by former Spartan Terrance Richmond in a 1998.
All-Time Series Notes Against San Jose State...
The All-Time Series: Since joining the WAC, the Broncos lead the series against the Spartans, 19-1 ... The last time San Jose posted a win over Boise State was Feb. 2, 2002 when the Spartans beat out the Broncos 62-51 ...San Jose State’s last win over Boise State came on the Spartans home floor.
Coach Graham vs. San Jose State: Since taking over at the helm of the Boise State program, the Broncos have yet to lose to the Spartans, owning a record of 14-0 ... ... In fact, last season, Boise State swept the series with San Jose State for the ninth consecutive year ... Bosie State is currenlty on a 14-game winning streak vs. San Jose State.
Boise State vs. The Western Athletic Conference: Boise State owns an all-time record of 131-139 vs. opponents from the WAC ... Boise State head coach Greg Graham is 67-51 overall against the conference since taking over the helm of the men’s basketball program.
Last Time vs. San Jose State: Ike Okoye scored a career-high 22 points and Anthony Thomas made a pair of clinching free throws with 41 seconds left as Boise State held on to beat San Jose State 89-83... Okoye, who went into the game averaging just 8.7 points this season, went 8-of-12 from the floor and was 6-for-10 from the line. He also had six rebounds ... Thomas finished with 15 points and five assists for the Broncos ... Adrian Oliver scored a career-high 37 points for San Jose State, the second-most in school history and three shy of the school record. The Spartans sophomore guard missed two shots in the final 30 seconds, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer ... Justin Graham scored on a three-point play and Oliver followed with a pair of free throws to pull the Spartans within four with 42.7 seconds remaining ... Thomas then grabbed the inbounds pass and was fouled quickly. He made both free throws to make it 89-83 and Boise State held on as Oliver missed two shots in the final 30 seconds.
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 Thursday against the Spartans 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.