Bronco Men Make Road Debut
The Boise State men’s basketball team (1-0) travels to California for its first road trip of the 2010-11 season, squaring off first against San Diego (1-1) Friday, Nov. 19. Tip-off between the Broncos and Toreros is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. (MT) at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, Calif.

The Broncos will then face UC Davis (0-3) Sunday, Nov. 21. The game is slated for a 2 p.m. tip at The Pavilion in Davis, Calif.


The Broncos are 5-4 all-time against San Diego, though just 1-3 when playing on the road. Boise State has won five of the last seven meetings with the Toreros, including the last game played at Jenny Craig Pavilion (75-72; Dec. 22, 2008).

UC Davis defeated Boise State 82-74 last season (Feb. 20, 2010) in Boise in an ESPN BracketBuster game. It is the only meeting between the two teams all-time.

Boise State is looking to end a six-game slide in true road openers. The Broncos’ last win in a true road opener came against Portland (76-66), Nov. 21, 2003. Boise State defeated Loyola Marymount (90-87) on a neutral court to open the 2009-10 season (Nov. 13), but fell to Karl Tyler Tournament-host Montana (95-82), Nov. 14, 2009.

Leon Rice is in his debut season after being named the seventh head coach in school history, March 26, 2010. Rice joins the Broncos after spending the last 11 seasons on the coaching staff at Gonzaga. He had served as the associate head coach with the Bulldogs since 2007.


Friday’s game against the Toreros will be called by Jon Chelesnik, with former Bronco Abe Jackson serving as analyst. The broadcast will air on KTIK 1350 AM.

Bob Behler will return for play-by-play duties against the Aggies, and Sunday’s game will air on KBOI 670 AM.

Games can also be heard live at

The Broncos boast a record of 47-43 against teams currently in the West Coast Conference, league home of the Toreros. Boise State is either tied or leads the all-time series against all but one of the eight schools in the WCC (Santa Clara; 0-4).

The Aggies are a member of the Big West Conference, a league in which the Broncos held membership from 1996-2001. Boise State is 42-28 all-time against teams currently in the Big West, and the Broncos compiled a record of 44-36 during their five seasons in the conference.

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