Broncos to Host Pilots Wednesday

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DATE: Wednesday; Dec. 7, 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 will play its third game in five-day span, playing host to Portland, Wednesday (Dec. 7). Tip-off between the Broncos (7-1) and Pilots (3-5) is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena.

RADIO INFORMATION:
Boise State’s game 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

THE SERIES: Boise State trails Portland 6-7 in the all-time series. The Pilots have won each of the last two games, including last year’s 88-79 meeting at the Chiles Center (Dec. 22). The Broncos also lost the last game played in Boise (77-72) Dec. 28, 2003,  and are 3-3 when playing at Taco Bell Arena. Four of the 13 games played have gone to overtime, and only six have been decided by double figures. For a complete look at the all-time series, see page three of the game notes.

VERSUS THE WCC: The Broncos boast a record of 48-44 against teams currently in the West Coast Conference, league home of the Pilots.

HOLDING COURT: The Broncos have won 13-consecutive home games, tied with Long Beach State and Long Island for the 12th-longest streak in the nation. Boise State has won its first seven home games of 2011-12, the longest streak to start a season since 2007-08.

A GOOD START:
The Broncos are looking for an eighth win in their first nine games, the best start to a season since also winning eight of their first nine in 2003-04.