Broncos to Host Charity Exhibition
Oct. 22, 2017

The Boise State men's basketball team will host Portland State in a charity exhibition game Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. inside Taco Bell Arena.

Pending NCAA approval, the Broncos and Vikings will play the additional exhibition game. The two teams will compete in a regulation 40-minute game.

There is no suggested donation for admittance, but all donations accepted will go to organizations assisting in disaster relief efforts.

"These exhibition games have become a way for teams and fans to raise much-needed funds for various relief efforts and come together around college basketball to do so," said head coach Leon Rice. "We were fortunate enough to find a quality opponent in Portland State that would travel and make this exhibition possible.

"It should be a good basketball game that helps both teams prepare for the season, and at the same time generate donations for those in need due to natural disasters that have effected thousands of people."

Seating for the event will be general admission since it is a non-ticketed exhibition game. Parking will also be free of charge in the East and West Lots of Albertsons Stadium and the Lincoln Parking Garage. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

A number of schools across the country, including other Mountain West Conference teams, are participating in an additional NCAA approved exhibition game with proceeds from these added games going to various charities to help with the major disaster relief efforts taking place across the country from flooding, hurricanes and wildfires.

Wednesday's exhibition will also provide fans the first opportunity to see the 2017-18 Boise State men's basketball team inside Taco Bell Arena. Earlier this week the Broncos were picked third in the Mountain West preseason poll with Chandler Hutchison selected as the conference preseason player of the year.  Boise State went 20-12 last season and advanced to the second round of the NIT.

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