The Boise State men’s basketball team returns home for a single game as they play host to Nevada, Wednesday, Jan. 20, for the Broncos third doubleheader of the season. The women will start things off against San Jose State at 6:05 p.m., at Taco Bell Arena. Following the conclusion of the women’s game, the men will take the court to take on the Wolf Pack at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Fans planning to attend Wednesday’s double header can take advantage of an amazing deal. You can get a $5 ticket to both games if the ticket is purchased prior to halftime of the women’s game. Tickets forWednesday’s competition will be reserved seating.
The Broncos own an all-time record of 20-35 against the Wolf Pack, while they are just 4-11 all-time under coach Graham.
Catch up on some quality family time by making it to Family Night at Bronco Basketball this Wednesday night (Jan. 20th). 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. 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 Wednesday night by visiting www.idahotickets.com.
Nevada leads the WAC in scoring offense and ranks 14th in the NCAA this season at 81.7 points per game, up from its average of 70.6 ppg last year. Four Wolf Pack players are averaging in double figures for scoring this season, and three are ranked in the WAC’s top 15. Sophomore Luke Babbitt is leading the team and ranked third in the WAC at 20.7 points per game (18th in the NCAA), while junior Armon Johnson is seventh at 16.4 points per game and senior Brandon Fields ranks 10th at 14.5 points per contest. Senior Joey Shaw is just out of the WAC’s top 15 at 10.9 points per game.
Nevada has averaged 84.1 points per game in its last eight games (673) and 83.4 ppg in its last 12 contests (1001).
All-Time Series Notes Against Nevada...
The All-Time Series: Since becoming a Division I program, the Broncos are just 20-35 against Nevada ... The Wolf Packl has won the last two meetings between the two teams, six of the last eight and 15 of the last 19 ... Last season the Broncos were swept by the Wolf Pack ... Nevada also holds a 15-12 advantage in games played in Boise and has won four of the last five contests and seven of the last nine games on the Broncos’ home floor.
Coach Graham vs. Nevada: Since taking over the helm of the Boise State program, the Broncos have struggled against Nevada as the Broncos are just 4-11 all-time against the Wolf Pack ... The last time Boise State posted a win over Nevada dates back to the 2007-08 season when the Broncos swept the season series against the Wolf Pack ... It also marked the first time since 2004-05 season that Boise State had posted a win on the road over Nevada, with that win coming during the WAC Tournament ... The longest losing streak the Broncos have recorded against the Wolf Pack is a seven-game skid from the 1999-200 season through 2002-03.
Boise State vs. The Western Athletic Conference: Boise State owns an all-time record of 131-141 vs. opponents from the WAC ... Boise State head coach Greg Graham is 67-53 overall against the conference since taking over the helm of the men’s basketball program.
Last Time vs.Nevada: Brandon Fields scored 19 points and Luke Babbitt had 14 to lead Nevada to a 69-60 win over Boise State ... The Wolf Pack led the entire game en route to a victory that secured them the second seed heading into next week’s conference tournament in Reno, Nev ... Boise State pulled within 62-58 when Mark Sanchez sank a pair of free throws with 1:49 left. But the Broncos, who will be the fourth seed in the tournament, failed to get any closer down the stretch ... Fields was 4-of-8 from the field and hit 8-of-10 free throws. The Wolf Pack shot 39.1 percent from the floor and 73.7 percent from the free-throw line ... Anthony Thomas led the Broncos with 12 points, and Kurt Cunningham and Sanchez each chipped in 11 points. The Broncos shot 37 percent and struggled controlling the ball with 16 turnovers.
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 Wednesday against the Wolf Pack will not be available on television. However, you can catch the game on KIDO radio with Bob Behler and 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.