Road Swing Continues at Wyoming

Feb. 28, 2014

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What: Boise State at Wyoming
When: Saturday, March 1 | 4 p.m. (MT)
Where: Laramie, Wyo. | Arena-Auditorium
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THE GAME: Boise State (18-10, 8-7 MW) wraps up its only stretch of back-to-back road games of the season Saturday, at Wyoming (17-11, 8-7 MW). Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m. (MT) The Broncos and Cowboys are tied for fourth in the MW.

The Last Meeting
Wyoming52
Boise State50
January 11, 2014
Taco Bell Arena
Broncos Lose 52-50 To Wyoming On Last Second Shot
Larry Nance Jr. hit a baseline jump shot with 1.6 seconds left, and Wyoming rallied from a nine-point deficit to stun Boise State 52-50 Saturday night.

TV INFORMATION: Saturday'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: Dave Ryan
Analyst: Pete Gillen

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: Wyoming leads 10-8. The Cowboys have won three of the five meetings since Boise State joined the Mountain West, including Wyoming's 52-50 win on Boise State's home floor earlier this season (Jan. 11).

EXTRA POSSESSIONS: Ryan Watkins leads the nation in offensive rebounds at 5.07 per game and 142 total, putting him in elite company in recent NCAA history. Watkins' 142 offensive rebounds are tied for 43rd most in a season since 1996-97, matching the likes of Jon Brockman, Kevin Love and Sean May. Only 22 players have had at least 150 in a year. See full list at back of attached game notes.

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 187 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 187 rank third all-time in MW history, three boards shy of the record (190; Kawhi Leonard, 2010-11). Watkins is averaging 12.5 rebounds per game in MW play, on pace to tie the record for rebounding average in conference games (12.5; Andrew Bogut, 2004-05).

REBOUND PERSPECTIVE: Ryan Watkins has 299 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.

BROPLEH'S BENCH PRODUCTION: Senior Thomas Bropleh has given the Broncos a spark off the bench for much of the season. Bropleh has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games, including the first such three-game streak of his career (Jan. 29-Feb. 5). He poured in 41 points in those three games, shooting 15-for-22 from the floor, including 7-of-12 from three-point range. After being shutout at Utah State (Feb. 8), he came back with 14 against New Mexico (Feb. 12) and 18 at Colorado State (Feb. 18), on 7-of-9 shooting. Bropleh has played in 122 games as a Bronco, hitting double figures in 22 of them. Eight have come this season, including six in the last eight games.


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