Broncos Look to Continue Streak at Fresno State

Feb. 25, 2014

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What: Boise State at Fresno State
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 6 p.m. (PT)
Where: Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center
How to Follow: TV: CBSSN | Live Audio Stream | Live Stats | Twitter | Official Boise State App (iOS | Google Play)
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THE GAME: Boise State (18-9, 8-6 MW) starts a two-game road trip Wednesday, at Fresno State. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. (PT). The Broncos beat the Bulldogs in their first MW game of the year (Jan. 4).

The Last Meeting
Fresno State79
Boise State86
January 4, 2014
Taco Bell Arena
Broncos Top Fresno State, 86-79
Ryan Watkins scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds as Boise State posted an 86-79 victory over Fresno State in Mountain West play on Saturday night.

TV INFORMATION: Wednesday's game will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Cable ONE channel 332/410 (HD), DirecTV channel 221 and DISH channel 158.
Play-by-Play: Brent Stover
Analyst: Bob Wenzel
Sideline: Drea Avent

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 BroncoSports.com.
Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson

SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads 19-15. The Broncos are 6-1 against the Bulldogs under Leon Rice and have won seven of the last eight in the series. Boise State is 17-9 when playing Fresno State as conference foes.

SURGING BRONCOS: Boise State is riding a three-game win streak, during which it is scoring 82 points per game. The Broncos are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor, including 44.9 percent from three-point range. Boise State has only turned it over eight times per game during the win streak while averaging 16 assists.

MARKS WORKING OVERTIME: Derrick Marks lifted Boise State to a 91-90 overtime win agaisnt UNLV Feb. 22. Marks scored all 13 Bronco points in the overtime period on 5-of-5 shooting and 2-of-2 free throws. His stepback 12-footer in the lane with 3.3 seconds left put Boise State on top for good. The junior guard had just four points during regulation on 2-of-8 from the floor.

WATKINS IN MW HISTORY: Ryan Watkins has 13 double-doubles this season, including nine in MW play. Watkins' nine in conference games are tied for fourth most in MW history for conference-only games. Of his 19 career double-doubles, 12 have come during MW games, tied for sixth  most in conference history.

MORE MW HISTORY: Ryan Watkins enters Wednesday's game with 181 rebounds during Mountain West play. Watkins has already set the MW senior-class record for rebounds in conference games (previously 167 set by CSU's Colton Iverson last season). His 181 rank third all-time in MW history, nine boards shy of the record (190; Kawhi Leonard, 2010-11). Watkins is averaging 12.9 rebounds per game in MW play, on pace to set the record for rebounding average in conference games (12.5; Andrew Bogut, 2004-05).

REBOUND PERSPECTIVE: Ryan Watkins has 293 rebounds on the season, seeking to become just the second Bronco to grab 300 boards in a season since Boise State joined Division I (1970-71). Reggie Larry had 313 rebounds in 34 games during the 2007-08 season.

SPREADING THE WEALTH: Three Broncos are scoring in double figures per game. Anthony Drmic leads the way at 17.5 points per game and is joined by Derrick Marks (15.7) and Ryan Watkins (11.3). Mikey Thompson (8.7) and Jeff Elorriaga (8.0) are just off the pace.


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