Boise State Hosts Fifth-Ranked Aztecs
Feb. 4, 2014
What: Boise State vs. No. 5/5 San Diego State
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 7:15 p.m. (MT)
Where: Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena
How to Follow: TV: CBS Sports Network | Live Audio Stream | Live Stats | Twitter | Official Boise State App (iOS | Google Play)
*Full Game Notes Attached*
THE GAME: Boise State (15-7, 5-4 MW) hosts No. 5/5 San Diego State (19-1, 8-0 MW) Wednesday. Tip off is set for 7:15 p.m. (MT). It is the third time a top-five team has visited Taco Bell Arena. Wyoming (Dec. 22, 1987) was also ranked No. 5, while Cincinnati was No. 3 when it visited Dec. 30, 1999.
TV INFORMATION: The game will be televisded by CBS Sports Network. Cable ONE 332 and 410 (HD), DirecTV 221 and DISH Network 158.
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.
SERIES HISTORY: San Diego State leads 7-1. Boise State picked up its lone win in the series last season at Taco Bell Arena in the regular-season finale. The Broncos won 69-65, a win that essentially clinched their berth in the NCAA Tournament.
TICKETS: Tickets to Wednesday's game can be purchased at the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office and the Taco Bell Arena Box Office. Prices are $20 -for adults, $18 for seniors and $14 for juniors (ages two through high school).
PARKING: The West Stadium Lot will be by permit only. Parking in the East Stadium Lot is open to permit holders and available to purchase for $5 on a single-game basis.
WHITE OUT: Boise State is encouraging fans to wear white to the game Wednesday.
VS RANKED OPPONENTS: This is the highest-ranked opponent Boise State has faced since playing at No. 4 Kansas, Nov. 20, 2000. The Broncos are 6-39 all-time against AP Top 25 teams, including an 0-7 mark against top-five foes. Under Leon Rice, Boise State is 1-14 against ranked opponents, including 0-4 against ranked SDSU teams. The highest-ranked team Boise State has ever defeated was No. 11 Creighton, an 83-70 victory on the road last season (Nov. 28, 2012).
DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Ryan Watkins is one of 15 players in Division I averaging a double-double (11.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game). This is the latest point in a season a Bronco has averaged a double-double since at least the 1985-86 season (record of game-by-game statistics begins with the 1986-87 season). Only three times has a Boise State player averaged double-figure rebounds for an entire season, and only once has it happened since Boise State started competing at Division I (1970-71). Steve Wallace averaged 11.0 rebounds per game in 1971-72. Bill Otey averaged 17.3 in 1968-69 and 13.0 in 1969-70. Each also averaged double-figure scoring in those seasons and are the only Broncos to average a double-double at the end of a season.
GLASS STREAKS: Ryan Watkins has a double-double in six-straight games, the longest current streak in the country and tied for third longest this season. Watkins is the only player in the coutnry to record a double-double in six conference games this year. It is the longest streak at Boise State since at least the 1978-79 season. Watkins had three-straight double-doubles from Jan. 16-23, 2013.
GLASS STREAKS II: Ryan Watkins had at least 16 rebounds in three-straight games (Jan. 18-25). Entering this year, there had only been 18 times a Bronco recorded 16 or more rebounds in a game during the past 27 seasons (through 1986-87). Watkins is the first to accomplish the feat in consecutive games during that span.
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