Broncos Continue Homestand Against Matadors
DATE: Saturday; Nov. 19, 2011
TIME: 1 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena; 12,480)
TV: None
RADIO: Bronco Sports Network /

THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team continues its first homestand of the season, squaring off against Cal State Northridge Saturday (Nov. 19). The Broncos (2-0) and Matadors (0-2) are slated for a 1 p.m. tip at Taco Bell Arena.

The game is the first of two-straight for the Broncos against teams from the Big West Conference.

RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game against Cal State Northridge will be broadcast live on  KTIK 1350 AM in Boise, with Chris King filling in for Bob Behler on the play-by-play. The broadcast will also be streamed live at

Play-by-Play: Chris King
Analyst: Abe Jackson

SERIES HISTORY: The Broncos have won each of the five previous meetings with the Matadors, the latest an 84-75 Boise State victory on the road, Dec. 9, 2006. Boise State is 3-0 at home against Cal State Northridge.

VERSUS THE BIG WEST: Boise State is 44-29 all-time against teams currently in the Big West - a league in which the Broncos held membership from 1996-2001. The Broncos went 2-1 against the league last season, defeating UC Davis (67-47) and UC Santa Barbara (78-76 OT), and falling to Long Beach State (69-66). Boise State compiled a record of 44-36 during its five seasons in the conference.

Boise State is looking for its second-straight 3-0 start under head coach Leon Rice, after tying the school record with a 6-0 start in 2010-11. The Broncos have not won their first three games in back-to-back seasons at any point in school history.

Derrick Marks went a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor en route to 20 points in his Bronco debut against Colorado Christian (Nov. 11), the first 20-point game by a Boise State freshman since Anthony Thomas scored 21 against Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2007.

In the Broncos’ next game against Utah, fellow freshman Anthony Drmic scored 23 points, the most by a Boise State freshman since Steve Shepherd scored 26 against Montana State, Feb. 26, 1994.

Boise State has not had two different freshmen score 20-or-more points in a season since at least 1993-94, a span of at least 17 seasons.

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