Battle of Broncos Sunday
Nov. 19, 2016

Boise State vs Western Michigan
Sunday, Nov. 20 | 1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. MT | Charleston, S.C.
TV: ESPN3
Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (1-2) will face Western Michigan (1-3) Sunday, in the seventh-place game of the Gildan Charleston Classic. Tipoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN3 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

ABOUT WESTERN MICHIGAN: The Broncos are 1-3 and on a three-game slide. WMU suffered losses to Villanova (76-65) and UTEP (85-75) in its first two games of the Charleston Classic.
All-Time Series: Tied 1-1. Boise State won Dec. 28, 1991, and WMU won Nov. 27, 1981.

TIME TRAVEL: Beginning Sunday, Boise State will play seven times without having consecutive games in the same time zone. The Broncos will play in all four time zones of the continental United States during the stretch.

HUTCHISON’S HOT START: Junior guard Chandler Hutchison is averaging 20 points and 9.7 rebounds per game through Boise State’s first three games of the year. Hutchison has led the Broncos in scoring and rebounding in each of the three games. He is shooting 66.7 percent from the floor, including 72.4 percent from inside the arc.

200 GAMES: Leon Rice coached his 200th game at Boise State Friday, the third head coach to reach 200 games in program history, joining Bobby Dye and Greg Graham. Rice’s 123 wins are the most by a Bronco head coach in his first 200 games.

WATCH: Boise State and Western Michigan will be featured on ESPN3. The game will be live streamed via WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app with participating television or internet providers.
Play-by-Play: Ray Philpott
Analyst: Mark Plansky

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Sunday's game will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with 670 AM KBOI serving as the flagship station. Gary Griffith will be on the call. The pregame show will begin at 11:30 am MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

TOUGH BREAK: Senior forward Nick Duncan missed nearly the entire first half against Mississippi State (Nov. 18), after suffering a facial laceration less than three minutes into the game. The cut required seven stitches and he returned to the game with 16:04 remaining in the second half and the Broncos trailing 46-33. He played the rest of the game and the Broncos outscored the Bulldogs 35-34 over that span, while Duncan scored all 12 of his points.

COLD START: Boise State missed its first 11 three-pointers Friday, against Mississippi State. The Broncos went 7-for-14 the rest of the way to shoot 28 percent for the game.

STRONG SECOND HALF: Paris Austin and Nick Duncan combined for 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting after both being shutout in the first half.

PLAYING INTO THEIR HAND: Boise State committed 17 turnovers against Mississippi State (Nov. 18). The Bulldogs scored 22 points off those Broncos’ turnovers, including eight turnovers that resulted directly in layups or dunks.

BRIGHT SPOT: Alex Hobbs played a career-high 26 minutes against Mississippi State (Nov. 18), and Boise State scored 52 points while Hobbs was on the floor (80 points per 40 minutes). The Broncos outscored the Bulldogs 52-50 in Hobbs’ 26 minutes. He was the only Bronco with a positive plus-minus.


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