Yet another Boise State men's basketball season is on the verge of coming to a close as the Broncos not only look to clinch their spot in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, but will say their goodbye's to a quartet of seniors during Saturday's match-up against San Jose State at approximately 4:15 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena. Due to this being a double-header game, the men will tip-off 30 minutes after the Boise State women's basketball team plays Louisiana Tech, which begins at 2 p.m. (MST).
The Broncos will be looking for revenge on the Spartans as they posted their first win over Boise State earlier this season, marking their first win since the 2002 season. Boise State leads the all-time series with San Jose State, 19-2.
Fans planning to attend Saturday's double-header can take advantage of an amazing deal. You can get a $5 ticket to both games if the ticket is purchased prior to halftime of the women's game. Tickets for Saturday's competition will be reserved seating.
Catch up on some quality family time by making it to Family Night at Bronco Basketball this Saturda afternoon (March 6th). It's a steal of a deal as $35 gets you four tickets to the game, four hot dogs and four cokes. That's right, it's not a typo, you get tickets and feed the whole crew for just $35. Just visit the box office on the night of the game or visit any select-a-seat outlet. Or, pre-order your tickets in order to go right to the entrance Saturday afternoon by visiting www.idahotickets.com.
About San Jose State...
The Fresno State win on February 27 was San Jose State's 14th of the season. The last time a San Jose State team won 14 games in a season was 2001. Another victory this season would give the Spartans their first 15-win season since 2000.
As of February 26, San Jose State was 10th nationally in team 3-point shooting percentage with its 39.9 mark. This season marks the first time more than one Spartan has made at least 60 three-point baskets in a season. Robert Owens has made 75 and Mac Peterson, 63, prior to the Boise State game on March 6.
After sinking three shots from beyond the arc at Idaho, Robert Owens' has registered 75 three-point baskets on the seaso, setting a San Jose State single-season record. In 2000, Billy Landram made 74.
For the fifth time since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 1996-97, a San Jose State team contributed to its opponent shooting less than 30 percent from the field when Fresno State made a current conference low 25.0 percent of its field goal attempts on February 27. The last time a San Jose State opponent posted a field goal percentage less than 30 percent was in 2001.
In 2009-10, San Jose State picked up its first wins in years over Boise State and New Mexico State.
All-Time Series Notes Against San Jose State...
The All-Time Series: Since joining the WAC, the Broncos lead the series against the Spartans, 19-2 ... The last time San Jose posted a win over Boise State earlier this season when the Spartans beat out the Broncos 76-74 at San Jose ... Prior to that, SJSU's only win over Boise State was Feb. 2, 2002 when the Spartans beat out the Broncos 62-51 ... San Jose State has never won a game at Taco Bell Arena.
Coach Graham vs. San Jose State: Since taking over at the helm of the Boise State program, the Broncos have only posted one loss to the Spartans, owning a record of 14-1 ... ... In fact, last season, Boise State swept the series with San Jose State for the ninth consecutive year ... Bosie State's loss to the Spartans earlier this season broke a 14-game winning streak vs. San Jose State.
Boise State vs. The Western Athletic Conference: Boise State owns an all-time record of 135-146 vs. opponents from the WAC ... Boise State head coach Greg Graham is 64-69 overall against the conference since taking over the helm of the men's basketball program.
Last Time vs. San Jose State: Adrian Oliver scored a season-high 33 points, lifting San Jose State to a 76-74 victory over Boise State ... The Spartans snapped a 14-game losing streak in their series with Boise State. They beat the Broncos for just the second time in 21 tries and beat Boise State coach Greg Graham, a former San Jose State assistant, for the first time after 14 losses ... Making his first career start, Daequon Montreal led the Broncos with 19 points, while La'Shard Anderson had 15 and Ike Okoye 14 ... Justin Graham scored 14 for the Spartans, and Robert Owens added 10 in his first start of the season ... San Jose State's only other victory over the Broncos came on Feb. 2, 2002, a 62-51 decision during Boise State's first season in the WAC.
Looking For The Game? Try Catching The Broncos On ...
Radio: KIDO (580 & 630 AM) in Boise will broadcast the game live with Bob Behler, providing the play-by-play, while former Boise State basketball great, Abe Jackson, provides commentary. The games can also be heard on the Boise State Broncos Radio Network in Twin Falls (KSNQ 98.3 FM), Pocatello (KWIK 1240AM), Idaho Falls (KID 590AM, 92.1 FM), and McCall (KDZY 98.3 FM). KIDO, which is in its second year as the home of the Broncos, will broadcast every Boise State game. In addition, for all fans attending home games at Taco Bell Arena, KIDO is rebroadcast on 93.7 FM inside the arena.
Television: The Broncos game on Saturday against the Spartans will not be televised, but you can follow the game on KIDO with Bob Behler and Abe Jackson.
Broncos on the Internet: Fans can log on to broncosports.com and watch all home games. By becoming a Bronco Vision premium subscription member, Boise State fans will receive access to live games, past games, seasonal highlights, special features and interviews that can only be seen by paying the membership price of $9.95 per month or $69.95 per year. Bronco Vision members will need a high speed internet connection. Live stats can be found at broncosports.com to follow the game on game tracker.