Men's Hoops Home Saturday
Dec. 8, 2016

Boise State vs Portland
Saturday, Dec. 10 | 2 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
Video: Mountain West Network/Twitter
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (5-4) starts a three-game home stand to close nonconference play Saturday, hosting Portland (5-3). Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena. The game will be streamed on the Mountain West Network, available at BroncoSports.com.

LIVE ON TWITTER: In addition to being broadcast on the Mountain West Network, Saturday’s game will be streamed live on Twitter. A link to the broadcast can be found on various twitter accounts, including @BroncoSportsMBB. Fans can keep up with the conversation by using the official hashtag, #UPvsBOISE.

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday's game will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with 670 AM KBOI serving as the flagship station. Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties with Abe Jackson serving as the analyst. The pregame show will begin at 1:30 pm MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

ABOUT PORTLAND: The Pilots are 5-3 on the year, led by one of the highest-scoring backcourt duos in the country. Alec Wintering (22.3) and Jazz Johnson (18.5) combine for more than 40 points per game.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 8-7. Boise State has won the last two meetings, including an 81-71 road victory last season.

CAREER NIGHT: Boise State won Monday, at Loyola Marymount 80-79 thanks in large part to career nights from three Broncos off the bench. Zach Haney (nine), Marcus Dickinson (eight) and Cameron Oluyitan (six) all posted career-high scoring outputs. The trio combined for 19 points in the first half.

SHARING THE BALL: Boise State recorded a season-high 22 assists on 29 field goals Monday, at Loyola Marymount. The Broncos shot 58 percent from the floor, also a season best. The 22 assists are the most by Boise State since also recording 22 Feb. 20, 2013, at Air Force.

ON THIS DATE: Boise State is 8-0 all-time in home games played Dec. 10. The Broncos beat Oregon State Dec. 10, 1988, and earned the first win over a ranked team in program history Dec. 10, 1983, against No. 20 Fresno State. The last Dec. 10 home game was 1997 (vs Idaho State).

TIME TRAVEL: Saturday marks Boise State’s seventh-consecutive game without playing in the same time zone two games in a row. The Broncos have criss-crossed the United States playing from coast to coast all season. Now Boise State will not leave the Mountain Time Zone until Jan. 4 (at UNLV).

TAKING CHARGE: Chandler Hutchison has scored in double figures eight times this season. Hutchison hit double digits nine times in his first two seasons combined. He has led Boise State in scoring seven times this year, he did so just once during his first two seasons.

HIGH VALUE: Boise State has outscored opponents by 83 points while Justinian Jessup is on the floor this season. Jessup and Nick Duncan both have a +83 rating, tied for best on the team. In Jessup’s 238 minutes, the Broncos are scoring at a rate of 73.7 points per 40 minutes and allowing 59.8 points per 40. Jessup is the only Bronco regular who sees the Broncos allow fewer than 60 points per 40 while in the game.

The Last Meeting
Boise State81
Portland71
December 5, 2015
Portland, Ore.
Broncos Finish Strong to Down Pilots
Anthony Drmic scored 24 points and James Webb III grabbed 14 rebounds as Boise State pulled away from Portland in the second half for an 81-71 victory Saturday night.


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