Broncos to Face No. 19/18 New Mexico
DATE: Saturday; Feb. 16, 2013
TIME: 7 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Albuquerque, N.M. (The Pit / Bob King Court; 15,411)
TV: ROOT SPORTS
RADIO: Bronco Radio Network / BroncoSports.com
THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team will continue its second run through the Mountain West Saturday (Feb. 16), hitting the road to take on New Mexico at The Pit/Bob King Court in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Broncos (16-7, 4-5) and Lobos (21-4, 8-2) are slated to tip at 7 p.m., and the game will be televised by ROOT SPORTS.
TV INFORMATION: Saturday’s game will be broadcast on both ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain (DIRECTV, 683; DISH Network, 414) and ROOT SPORTS Northwest (DIRECTV, 687; DISH Network, 426).
Play-by-Play: Scott Stiegler
Analyst: Hunter Greene
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game 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
SERIES HISTORY: The Broncos and Lobos have met three times, all since Boise State joined the Mountain West for 2011-12. New Mexico has won all three meetings, including the only game of the series played at The Pit. Boise State led 54-51 with 6-minutes, 39-seconds remaining, March 3, 2012, but the Lobos closed the game on a 25-7 run to earn the win (76-61).
Earlier this season, the Lobos handed the Broncos their only home loss of the season. New Mexico, down by as many as nine points in the game, defeated Boise State in overtime, Jan. 16 (79-74).
RANKED WINS: The Broncos are one of only five teams in the country with multiple road victories over ranked teams (through games played Feb. 13). There are 34 schools that have won a game on the road over a ranked opponent, and only Boise State, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon and Pittsburgh have two.
The Broncos defeated No. 11/11 Creighton, Nov. 28 (83-70) and No. 25 (USA TODAY) Wyoming, Jan. 9 (63-61). The Broncos entered the 2012-13 season with only one road win over a ranked opponent all-time.
SCORING TANDEMS: Derrick Marks (16.6) and Anthony Drmic (16.1) combine to average 32.7 points per game, the highest-scoring tandem in the league.
Nevada’s Malik Story (16.2) and Deonte Burton (16.2) rank second at 32.4 points per game, and San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin (17.2) and Chase Tapley (13.7) are third, averaging 30.9 points per game.
Marks is averaging 17.3 points per game in league play, and Drmic is averaging 17.2. The duo ranks first and second, respectively, during MW games.
TWO AT 15-PLUS: Derrick Marks (16.6) and Anthony Drmic (16.1) are each averaging more than 15 points per game in 2012-13. Boise State has not had a duo average more than 15 points in a season since 2007-08: Reggie Larry (19.4) and Matt Nelson (15.7).
Since 2007-08, one one player - La’Shard Anderson in 2010-11 (.15.1) - has average more than 15 points per game in a season at Boise State.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played Feb. 4-10, his second award this season and the third weekly award for a Bronco in 2012-13 (Anthony Drmic; Dec. 17). Marks, who was also named Player of the Week Dec. 3, is one of only four players in the league with multiple weekly honors. The Broncos’ three weekly awards are tied with New Mexico for second-most in the Mountain West. Colorado State has a league-high five.
WIRE-TO-WIRE: Boise State has posted wire-to-wire victories in two of its last three games, never trailing in defeats of UNLV (77-72; Feb. 2) and Wyoming (68-61; Feb. 9). The Broncos, who have six wire-to-wire wins in 2012-13, did not post a single such victory in league play last season.
Boise State posted wire-to-wire victories in each of its final four nonconference games, and did not trail an opponent for a combined 173-minutes, 16-seconds.
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