Broncos Close Road Trip at Nevada
The Boise State men’s basketball team will play its final regular-season conference road game Saturday (Feb. 26) at Nevada.
The Broncos (16-11, 8-6) and Wolf Pack (11-16, 7-6) are slated to tip-off at 8:35 p.m. (MT) at the Lawlor Events Center, and the game will be televised live by the WAC Sports Network.
BRONCOS ON TV
Thursday’s game is the last of four Bronco match-ups being broadcast by the WAC Sports Network, which can be seen locally on KTVB’s 24/7. Guy Haberman will call play-by-play and Dave Bollwinkel will serve as analyst.
The Broncos trail 20-38 in a series that began in 1977-78 and spans three different conferences. Boise State is 4-16 against the Wolf Pack since joining the WAC, and have lost each of the last five meetings since sweeping the series during 2007-08.
With an 8-6 record in the WAC the Broncos, winners of four in a row, are in third place in the conference standings. Boise State is just half a game back of New Mexico State for second place.
Nevada is 7-6 in conference play, and is currently in fifth place. The Wolf Pack have dropped their last two conference games, but are 9-4 at home this season.
LAST TIME OUT
La’Shard Anderson scored a career-high 33 points, leading the Broncos to a 70-56 win over Fresno State Thursday at the Save Mart Center. Anderson, who scored his 33 points on just 14 attempts, knocked down 11 field goals – including four 3-pointers – and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
With his 33-point performance against Fresno State, La’Shard Anderson now has 408 points in 2010-11 - the 50th 400-point season in school history.
Senior guard La’Shard Anderson entered this week ranked 15th in the country in steals, averaging 2.5 per game.
BRONCOS AMONGST NATION’S BEST
Boise State entered this week ranked second in the nation in turnover margin, forcing 5.8 more turnovers per game than committing. The Broncos also ranked 11th in steals, averaging 9.0 per game.
The Broncos have gone to overtime on three different occasions in 2010-11, the most since going to extra minutes four times in 2007-08. The Broncos have also played nine games decided by three or fewer points, going 4-5.
CLUTCH WHEN IT COUNTS
The Broncos are 60-of-81 (.741) in clutch free throw attempts in 2010-11 (see page six for a complete definition), better than the team’s overall percentage at the line in 2010-11 (.720).
Bob Behler is in his third season as the “Voice of the Broncos,” and his 25th calling college basketball games. Joining Behler, and also in his third season, is former Bronco Abe Jackson, who played for Boise State from 1998-2002.
All Bronco games will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with KBOI 670 AM serving as the flagship station. Games can also be heard live at broncosports.com.
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