Broncos Look to Stay Hot Versus Spartans
Jan. 19, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 21 vs San Jose State 8 p.m. MT
 
THE GAME: Boise State men’s basketball hosts San José State Wednesday at 8 p.m. MT, on ROOT Sports. The Broncos (12-6, 2-3 MW) look to even their conference record after winning their last two games against UNLV and New Mexico. The Spartans (2-16, 0-6 MW) are in search of their first conference win.
 
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: Wednesday’s game will be televised by ROOT Sports. It will be carried on ROOT Sports Northwest and Rocky Mountain. In Boise, ROOT Sports can be found on Cable ONE channels 27 and 431 (HD), DirecTV 687 and Dish Network 426. Other regional channels may be available in sports packages from satellite providers.
Play-by-Play: Drew Goodman
Analyst: Joe Cravens
 
ABOUT SAN JOSE STATE: The Spartans are on their second eight-game losing streak of the season and are allowing 70 points per game in MW play, while scoring just 48.5. Rashad Muhammad leads the team offensively at 12.7 points per game. SJSU has 12 student-athletes on its roster, three of which have suffered season-ending injuries and one who is sitting out as a transfer. All eight available Spartans are averaging at least 7.7 minutes per game in MW play.
 
SERIES HISTORY:  Boise State leads the all-time series 24-2. The Broncos have won the last five meetings and are 4-0 under Leon Rice. Boise State is 13-0 at home against San José State.
 
LAST TIME OUT: Boise State earned a 69-59 win at New Mexico Sunday, the Broncos’ first road win in the all-time series. Derrick Marks scored 31 points and James Webb III set Mountain West and Boise State records for most three-pointers without a miss in a game, going 7-for-7 on his way to 23 points. Boise State took a 58-55 lead on a Nick Duncan three-pointer with 3:38 to go and did not look back.
 
MARKS MW POW: Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 12-18, after averaging 29.5 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals in leading the Broncos to wins against UNLV and New Mexico. Marks became the first repeat winner in the conference this season and claimed the sixth weekly honor of his career.
 
VOLUME SCORER: Derrick Marks has scored at least 30 points in a game eight times in his career, the most by a Bronco in program history. Marks has a school-record four games with at least 30 points this season, including 31 in Boise State’s last outing Jan. 18, at New Mexico. 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.
 
PERFECT WEBB: James Webb III was 7-for-7 from three-point range at New Mexico (Jan. 18), setting Mountain West and Boise State records for most three-pointers made without a miss in a single game. It was just the 59th time in NCAA history anybody made at least seven triples without missing. Only 12 times has anyone made more. The NCAA record is 10, while four times someone has made nine and there have been seven 8-for-8 performances.
The Last Meeting
San Jose State52
Boise State83
March 12, 2014
Las Vegas
Boise State Breezes Past San Jose State, 83-52
Derrick Marks scored the first seven points, sparking a 25-0 run to open the game as No. 6 seed Boise State crushed 11th-seeded San Jose State 83-52 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Mountain West tournament.


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