Boise State Men's Basketball Prepares to Take On Wyoming
BRONCOS WELCOME WYOMING TO TACO BELL ARENA:  The Boise State men’s basketball team looks to protect its home record and end the winning streak of the undefeated Wyoming Cowboys, Wednesday, Dec. 3 with a 7:07 p.m. tipoff time.

ABOUT THE WYOMING COWBOYS (5-0, 0-0): The Cowboys are off to an amazing start, posting a record of 5-0 for the 2008-09 season ... Wyoming has four players averaging in double-figures in the points column, with Afam Muojeke leading the way with 19.4 per game ... All four of the cowboys averaging double figures rank in the top-14 of the Mountain West (Muojeke 1st, 19.4 ppg; Brandon Ewing 4th, 18.2 ppg; Tyson Johnson 9th, 15.8 ppg; Sean Ogirri 14th, 13.4 ppg) ... Senior Tyson Johnson is currently one of only two players in the Mountain West conference averaging a double-double with 15.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

LAST TIME AGAINST WYOMING (NOV. 11, 2006):  Wyoming’s Brandon Ewing scored 12 unanswered points in a 15-0 run to lead the Cowboys to a 94-79 victory over the Broncos ... Wyoming point guard Brad Jones, who finished with 24 points and five assists ... A pair of free throws by Coby Karl after a Wyoming bench technical pulled the Broncos within 86-76 with 1:11 left, but that was as close as they would get ... Karl had eight assists, but only nine points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field ...Eric Lane scored 20 points for Boise State, and Matt Nelson finished with 16 points and nine rebounds ... Boise State had its biggest lead of the game, 27-20, when Ewing hit a pair of 3-pointers to start a 13-1 Cowboys run ... Ewing tied the score at 27 with a free throw, and hit another pair of free throw to make it 31-28. James Spencer's jumper in the lane made it 33-28 Wyoming ... The Broncos' Reggie Larry tied it up again at 39 in the final minute of the half; the score was tied at 41 at halftime.

RADIO:  KIDO (580 and 630 AM) in Boise, will broadcast the game live with Bob Behler providing the play-by-play. Former Boise State basketball player Abe Jackson handles color commentary. The games can also be heard on the Boise State Broncos Radio Network in Twin Falls (KSNQ 98.3 FM), Pocatello (KWIK 1240AM), Idaho Falls (KID 590AM), Sun Valley (KYZK 107.5FM), and McCall (KDZY 98.3 FM). KIDO, which is in its first year as the home of the Broncos, will broadcast every Boise State game.

TELEVISION: KTVB (Cable channel 28, digital channel 7-2, and UHF channel 49).  David Augusto (Play-by-Play); Brian King (Color Commentary).

BRONCOS ON THE INTERNET:  Fans can log on to broncosports.com and watch all home games.   By becoming a Bronco Vision premium subscription member, Boise State fans will receive access to live games, past games, seasonal highlights, special features and interviews that can only be seen by paying the membership price of $9.95 per month or $69.95 per year.  Bronco Vision members will need a high speed internet connection.

LEADING THE WAC: Junior Kurt Cunningham currently leads the WAC Conference in field goal percentage, sinking .852 percent of his shots ... Sophomore Paul Noonan leads the conference in free throw percentage making .895 from the charity stripe ... As a team, Boise State ranks first among blocked shots averaging 5.6 per game, with junior transfer Ike Okoye leading the way with eight, while Mark Sanchez has seven.

NOONAN KNOCKS DOWN SHOTS: Forward Paul Noonan led Boise State in the Broncos 74-61 victory over Montana State, as he posted a career-high 25 points, making four 3-pointers and nine shots from the field ... Also dished out a career-high five assists, two steals and a block against the Bobcats ... Against Southern Utah, the junior posted nine points, two boards, a pair of assists and both a steal and a block ... Last week he averaged 17.0 points, four rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and a block per game ... On the season, Noonan is averaging 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and leads the team in free throw percentage with an impressive .895 (ranks second in the WAC).

SANCHEZ NAMED WAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mark Sanchez was named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 17-23. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Sanchez, making him just the 10th Bronco to earn the award ... The senior led the Broncos in scoring last week, posting 14 points at Siena and 25 more against Idaho State. Sanchez recorded his first career double-double in a double overtime win against Idaho State, registering a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with his 25 points. He also dished out a career-high five assists against the Bengals. Sanchez connected on 4-of-6 shots against Siena and hit 6-of-13 against Idaho State for a two-game 52.6 percent average from the field ... On the week, Sanchez averaged 19.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Sanchez currently leads the WAC in scoring, averaging 20 points per game ... This marked the 14th time that a player from Boise State since joining the WAC in 2001 to garner the award.

STARTING STRONG: The Broncos are off to their best start in four seasons as Boise State boasts a record of 4-1 ... The last time they began a season 4-1 was during the 2003-04 season, when the Broncos finished the year 23-10 overall, 12-6 in conference play ... During coach Graham’s first two seasons at Boise State, the Broncos started the year with a 4-1 record.

HOME SWEET HOME: During the 2008-09 season, the Broncos are undefeated when playing at home ... The last time the Broncos opened with a perfect record in Taco Bell Arena was in 2006-07, when Boise State lost just one game on its home court (lost 95-81 to Nevada, Feb. 24, 2007).

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