Broncos to Face UC Santa Barbara in ESPNU BracketBusters
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s basketball team will face former Big West Conference rival UC Santa Barbara at The Thunderdome in Santa Barbara, Calif., Feb. 19, as part of the ninth annual ESPNU BracketBusters.

The game time will be set by UCSB, and will be released as soon as it is set.

The Broncos (12-9, 5-4 Western Athletic Conference) are one of 114 teams representing 15 conferences competing in the three-day event (Feb. 18-20).

UCSB currently boasts a record of 11-8, including a 4-4 mark in the Big West.

The Broncos and Gauchos were Big West foes from 1996-2001, and the teams split their series (3-3) during that time. UCSB leads the all-time series 5-4 dating back to Dec. 5, 1975, though the teams have not met since the Broncos left the league for the WAC following the 2000-01 season.

The remaining BracketBusters schedule for fellow WAC teams is as follows:

Hawai‘i at UC Davis
Idaho at Montana State
UC Riverside at Fresno State
Georgia State at Louisiana Tech
UC Irvine at Nevada
Northern Colorado at New Mexico State
Weber State at San Jose State
Utah State at Saint Mary’s (TV Game)

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