Semifinal Showdown Set with New Mexico

March 14, 2014

What: No. 6 Boise State vs No. 2 (#20/20) New Mexico
When: Friday, March 14 | 8:30 p.m. (PT)
Where: Las Vegas | Thomas & Mack Center
How to Follow: TV: CBSSN | Live Audio Stream | Live Stats | Twitter | Official Boise State App (iOS | Google Play)
 
THE GAME: Boise State (21-12) has won two games in the Mountain West Championship to advance to Friday’s semifinals, where it will meet No. 2 New Mexico (25-6). Tip is at 8:30 p.m. (PT) from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
 
TV INFORMATION: Friday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Cable ONE channel 332 and 410 (HD), DirecTV channel 221 and DISH channel 158.
Play-by-Play: Andrew Catalon
Analysts: Steve Lappas and Doug Gottlieb
Sideline: Lauren Gardner
 
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: New Mexico leads 5-1. The Broncos earned their first win in the series the last time the two teams met, Feb. 12, in Boise. The Broncos won 71-70. This is the first postseason matchup.
 
TWO DOWN, TWO TO GO: Boise State won its first two games of the MW Championship on consecutive days. It is the second time this season the Broncos won games on back-to-back nights (Dec. 22 and 23). They have now won on back-to-back nights seven times in the last 18 seasons. Only twice have the Broncos won three games in three days. Most recently en route to winning the 2008 WAC Tournament title, and also winning the 1994 Big Sky Tournament. Boise State has never played four games in four days.
 
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Boise State earned its first MW Tournament win Wednesday, to advance to the quarterfinal. The Broncos fell to San Diego State in the quarterfinals each of their first two years in the conference. The Broncos won the Big Sky four times and the 2008 WAC championship, their last tournament title.
 
ALL-MW AWARDS: Anthony Drmic and Ryan Watkins were named All-Mountain West Second Team. Derrick Marks earned honorable mention accolades. This is the second-straight year two Broncos were named to the second team. Drmic repeated the honor and it is the first-career conference award for Watkins.
 
DRMIC NAMED ALL-DISTRICT: Anthony Drmic was selected to the USBWA All-District VIII Team. District VIII encompasses all Division I schools in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Montana. Drmic becomes just the third Boise State honoree in the last decade. He is the first since Reggie Larry in 2007-08 and the first Bronco junior to earn the distinction since Coby Karl in 2005-06.
The Last Meeting
New Mexico70
Boise State71
February 12, 2014
Taco Bell Arena
Boise State Edges New Mexico in Final Seconds, 71-70
Derrick Marks hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Boise State to a 71-70 victory over New Mexico Wednesday.


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