Broncos Home vs Rebels Tuesday
Feb. 22, 2016
Boise State (17-10, 8-6 MW) vs UNLV (16-12, 7-8 MW)
Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 9 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
THE GAME: Boise State (17-10, 8-6 MW) returns home to face UNLV Tuesday, at 9 p.m. MT on ESPNU. The Broncos are 2-5 in their last seven games, which started with a loss at UNLV Jan. 27.
ABOUT UNLV: The Rebels are coming off a 102-91 overtime win against Nevada, including 25 points and 18 rebounds from Patrick McCaw. Freshman center Stephen Zimmerman has not played since Feb. 6.
All-Time Series: UNLV leads 7-5. MW Games: UNLV leads 5-4.
TV INFORMATION: The game will be televised by ESPNU. Channel Finder: DirecTV 208, Dish 141, Cable ONE 136.
Play-by-Play: Roxy Bernstein
Analyst: Kyle Macy
ON THE CALL: The Voice of the Broncos, Bob Behler, is back for his eighth season of calling Boise State men's basketball on the radio. Behler is joined by Bronco great Abe Jackson in his eighth year as the analyst. The game will be carried on the Bronco Radio Network, including flagship station 670 AM KBOI in Boise. A live audio stream is also available at BroncoSports.com.
FIRST TIME AROUND: UNLV scored 55 points in the second half to rally and beat Boise State 87-77 Jan. 27, in Las Vegas. The Broncos committed 11 of their season-high 18 turnovers in the decisive second half. The Rebels shot 57.1 percent from the floor in the period.
JOCKEYING FOR POSITION: Boise State is currently tied with Nevada for fourth in the Mountain West, one game back of Fresno State and New Mexico tied for second. UNLV is currently in sixth, a game-and-a-half behind the Broncos and Wolf Pack. The top five seeds receive a bye at the MW Championship.
LAST TIME: New Mexico scored 19 of the final 21 points to overcome a 15-point deficit and 30 points from Anthony Drmic. Boise State led 76-61 with 6:01 to play, but fell 80-78 in Albuquerque. Drmic scored 23 points in the first half on his way to the fourth 30-point game of his career and first in more than two years.
OFF THE BENCH: Anthony Drmic started the first 23 games he played this season and owns the Boise State record for career starts with 122. The last three games he has come off the bench and is averaging 19.7 points per game, including a 30-point explosion at New Mexico (Feb. 17). It was the fourth 30-point game of Drmic’s career and first since Dec. 23, 2013, against South Carolina.
OFF THE BENCH PT. 2: In three games coming off the bench, Anthony Drmic is shooting 60 percent from the floor and 52.4 percent from three-point range, while scoring 19.7 points per game in 26.7 minutes per outing. In his first 23 games of the year, Drmic shot 40.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.
WEBB'S DOUBLE-DOUBLES: James Webb III has recorded a double-double in consecutive games, giving him a conference-leading 10. Webb's six double-doubles in MW play also lead the league and his three games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds are tied for tops in the conference. Webb has recorded a double-double in all three games against UNLV during his career.
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