Broncos to Take On Air Force
Feb. 16, 2018

Boise State (20-6, 10-4) vs Air Force (10-14, 4-8)
Saturday, Feb. 17 | 12 pm (MT)
Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena
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The Last Meeting
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January 27, 2018
USAFA, Colo.
Boise State Slips Past Air Force
The Broncos (18-4, 8-2) came up with enough defensive stops and timely threes down the stretch to earn the 70-64 road win at Air Force (8-12, 2-6) Saturday night at Clune Arena

THE GAME: Boise State (20-6, 10-4) will look to snap a two-game skid when it takes on Air Force (10-14, 4-8) Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon. The game will be a 'Black Out' at Taco Bell Arena, as the team will be wearing its all black uniforms for just the second time this season.

AT&T SPORTSNET / ROOT SPORTS Northwest: Drew Goodman (play-by-play) and Joe Cravens (analyst) will be on the call for AT&T SportsNet. The game will also broadcast on ROOT SPORTS Northwest.

See the following links for coverage maps for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain and ROOT SPORTS Northwest.

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday’s game will broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with 670 AM KBOI serving as the flagship station. Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties with Abe Jackson serving as the analyst. The pregame show will begin at 11:30 a.m.

ABOUT AIR FORCE: Scottie Lavelle continues to lead the Falcons in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game. Air Force has the No. 10 scoring offense in the conference (69.4 ppg) with seven players averaging four or more points per game.

The Falcons have won two of their last three games, including home victories against Colorado State (78-73) and New Mexico (100-92).

LAST TIME AGAINST THE FALCONS: Boise State got past Air Force three weeks ago at USAFA, Colo., by a score of 70-64 as Chandler Hutchison and Lexus Williams led the way 16 points apiece. Boise State took a 29-25 advantage into the break but fell behind in the second half before retaking the lead for good on Williams' 3-pointer to make it 62-59 with 3:17 left.

The Blue and Orange lead the all-time series 10-4 and are 5-1 against the Falcons at Taco Bell Arena.

SATURDAY MATINEE: Boise State has a 4-0 record in day games this season and will be looking to make it five when it takes on Air Force at noon. The noon tip will be the earliest game time of the season for the Blue and Orange. The noon local tip is the earliest tip for the Broncos since also tipping at noon at Air Force two years ago on Feb. 6, 2016.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP: The Broncos’ three seniors – Chandler Hutchison (23.4 ppg), Chris Sengfelder (11.5 ppg) and Lexus Williams (10.6 ppg) – are the team’s top three scorers in 14 games of conference play.

Hutchison has scored 20 or more points in nine MW games, Sengfelder is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds over the course of the past seven games (including two double-doubles) and Williams has scored in double figures in nine league games.

SCORING THRESHOLD: Wednesday’s result was just the second loss for the Broncos this season when scoring 70 or more points, as they are now 18-2 when doing so. Having averaged just 70.0 points over the course of the last three games, Boise State will be looking to return its season average (78.1 ppg). The 78.1 points per game is on track to be the Broncos’ best offensive season since 2007-08 when the team averaged 81.4.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EMPHASIZE: The Broncos’ major focal point of winning the rebounding battle has been heard loud and clear all year, as their +7.5 rebounding margin average is No. 9 in the NCAA while their defensive rebounding percentage of 83.8 is tops in the country.

Boise State has outrebounded its opponent in seven-straight games – the longest such streak since the 2013-14 team put together a nine-game streak.

IT STOPS HERE: The Broncos haven’t dropped three games in a row since 2014-15 when they lost four straight (including three in a row to begin the conference regular season), but rallied to win the regular season league championship. A win would also keep Boise State in firm, sole possession of second place in the conference standings ahead of UNLV (8-5) and Fresno State (8-5).


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