Broncos Close Homestand with Denver
The Boise State men’s basketball team (4-0) continues its homestand Saturday (Nov. 27), playing host to Denver. Tip-off between the Broncos and Pioneers is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena.

The team will close out the month of December with a road trip to Dekalb, Ill., for a game with Northern Illinois Monday (Nov. 29) at 6 p.m. (MT).

Boise State’s 4-0 start in 2010-11 marks the first time since the 1998-99 season the team has won its first four games. The Broncos are looking for their first 5-0 start since 1987-88 when the team began the season 6-0, the best start in school history.

In the only game played between the Broncos and Pioneers, Denver was victorious 101-69 during the 1977-78 season.

The Broncos are 8-4 against teams currently in the Sun Belt, with all 12 meetings coming against Denver’s affiliates in the East.

Leon Rice, in his debut season after being named the seventh head coach in school history, is off to the best start of any head coach since Boise State became a four-year institution prior to the 1968-69 season. No other coach won his first three games at the helm of the program, and Rice is already 4-0.

Rice joined 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.

Bob Behler is in his third season as the “Voice of the Broncos,” and his 25th calling college basketball games. Joining Behler, and also in his third season, is former Bronco Abe Jackson, who played for Boise State from 1998-2002.

All Bronco games will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with KBOI 670 AM serving as the flagship station. Games can also be heard live at

Boise State defeated Eastern Washington 83-54 Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena. Robert Arnold scored a season-high 26 points, and Zach Moritz came off the bench to score 18 as the Broncos recorded their best shooting performance of the season (29-of-55; 52.7 percent), and recorded their biggest win over the Eagles (29 points) since a 40-point win during the 1987-88 season (92-52).

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