Broncos, Rams in MW Quarterfinals
March 9, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Boise State men’s basketball will take on Colorado State Thursday, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championship at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Rams defeated San José State 80-61 Wednesday, in the tournament’s opening round. The Broncos (20-11, 11-7 MW) are the No. 3 seed at the tournament and Colorado State (17-15, 8-10 MW) is the No. 6 seed. The teams split their season series with the home team winning each game.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. MT and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Bob Behler and Abe Jackson will have the call on the Bronco Radio Network, with the pregame show beginning at 9 p.m. MT. A live stream of the audio will also be available at BroncoSports.com.

Boise State knocked off the Rams 84-80 Jan. 2, in the conference opener for both teams. James Webb III (28 points), Anthony Drmic (21) and Mikey Thompson (18) combined for 67 points in the win, while Thompson added nine assists and zero turnovers. The Broncos led by as many as 16 and took a 14-point lead in to the half before the Rams rallied to make a game of it.

The Broncos made their return trip to Fort Collins, Colo., Feb. 10, and made a school-record 18 three-pointers but left with a 97-93 double-overtime loss. Five Broncos scored in double figures, including Montigo Alford’s career-high 25 points. Alford knocked down seven of the 18 triples. Despite the milestones and impressive offensive performances, the game was marked by a James Webb III buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the first overtime that was disallowed upon video review.

Colorado State leads the all-time series 9-6. This will be the first meeting between the programs in a conference tournament.

The Last Meeting
Boise State93  
Colorado State97(2OT)
February 10, 2016
Fort Collins, Colo.
Rams Take 2OT Thriller
Boise State men's basketball lost in double overtime Wednesday, at Colorado State 97-93. At the end of the first overtime the Broncos (16-9, 7-5 MW) had a game-winning three-pointer disallowed after officials ruled there was a timing error. The Rams (14-10, 6-5 MW) scored the first nine points of the second overtime and held on for the win.


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