Broncos Continue Road Trek at Drake
In the midst of three-consecutive road games, the Boise State men’s basketball team (6-2) travels to Des Moines, Iowa, to square off against Drake.
Tip-off against the Bulldogs (3-4) is scheduled for 1 p.m. (MT), Sunday (Dec. 12).
Next week the Broncos play Utah in Salt Lake City (Dec. 17), then return home to face Texas-Pan American (Dec. 19).
A GOOD START
Though the Broncos have lost each of their last two games by a combined six points, the team won each of its first six contests, matching the best start in school history. Boise State was one of the nation’s final 20 undefeated teams.
The only other time a Bronco team began the season 6-0 was in 1987-88, when the team finished 24-6, won the Big Sky Conference regular season and tournament titles and made the NCAA Tournament.
Sunday’s game marks the first meeting all-time between the Broncos and Bulldogs.
RECORD AGAINST CONFERENCE
The game against the Bulldogs is just the second played by the Broncos against a current member of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Boise State fell to Southern Illinois (75-74) at home in the first round of the 1991 National Invitation Tournament.
DEBUT FOR RICE
Leon Rice, in his debut season after being named the seventh head coach in school history, is the only coach to begin his career with six-consecutive wins.
Since Boise State became a four-year institution prior to the 1968-69 season, no other coach won more than his first two games to begin his career.
Rice joins 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 broncosports.com.
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