Boise State Hosts Fifth-Ranked Aztecs

Feb. 4, 2014

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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.

The Last Meeting
Boise State66
San Diego State69
January 8, 2014
San Diego
Latest Chapter of Broncos-Aztecs Saga Goes to SDSU
Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard scored 16 points each for the No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs, who held on for 69-66 win against Boise State after Derrick Marks missed the potential-game winning shot with 4 seconds left.

TV INFORMATION: The game will be televisded by CBS Sports Network. Cable ONE 332 and 410 (HD), DirecTV 221 and DISH Network 158.
Play-by-Play: Rich Waltz
Analyst: Marc Jackson

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
Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson

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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