Broncos Return Home to Face Huskies
DATE: Saturday; Nov. 26, 2011
TIME: 7 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena, 12,480)
TV: None
RADIO: Bronco Sports Network / BroncoSports.com

THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team returns home after suffering its first loss of the season, squaring off against Northern Illinois, Saturday. The Broncos (3-1) and Huskies (0-4) are scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena.

RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game against Northern Illinois will be broadcast live on the Bronco Sports Network, with KBOI 670 AM serving as the flagship station. The broadcast will also be streamed live at BroncoSports.com.

Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson

SERIES HISTORY:
The Broncos and Huskies have met just once prior to this season. Boise State defeated NIU 80-51 last year in DeKalb, Ill. (Nov. 29, 2010). The victory over the Huskies was Boise State’s sixth-straight to start the 2010-11 season, which tied the school record.

VERSUS THE MAC: The Broncos are 6-4 against the Mid-American Conference, including a 4-2 record against Northern Illinois’  counterparts in the West Division.

TWO 3-0 STARTS UNDER RICE:
Boise State started 3-0 under head coach Leon Rice for the second-straight season, the first time in school history the Broncos have gone 3-0 to start a season in back-to-back years. The Broncos tied the school record with a 6-0 start in 2010-11.

ANOTHER 20 FOR DRMIC:
Anthony Drmic already has two 20-point games this season, and is just the third Bronco in the last 18 years to post multiple 20-point outings during his freshman season. Booker Nabors (2000-01) and Steve Shepherd (1993-94) each had two during their freshmen campaigns.

NATIONAL RANKING: The NCAA will not release its first official statistical report until Nov. 28, but according to ESPN.com Boise State’s 85.0 points per game ranks 21st-nationally (as of Nov. 25).

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