Broncos Return Home For First of Five Game Homestand

After spending seven of the last eight games on the road, the Boise State men’s basketball team finally returns to Taco Bell Arena to play host to San Diego, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:05 p.m. (MT). The game against the Toreros marks the first of a five game homestand for the Broncos.

The Broncos have played just one game at home this season, when they beat out North Texas in a competitive battle, 79-73.  Boise State has proven to be a tough place for opponents to play as the men’s team posted a home record of 13-3 last season. In fact, over the last three years, the Broncos have only lost a total of 10 games at home, with an overall record of 37-10. That overall total brings Boise State’s home winning percentage to 78.7 percent.

Last season, Boise State played at San Diego in their final road game of  its  nonconference season. In that match-up, the Broncos played a close game with the Toreros and eventually managed to outscore the San Diego, 75-72, giving Boise State its eighth win of the season.

All-Time Series Notes Against San Diego...

The All-Time Series:  The Broncos lead the all-time series agains the Toreros 5-3 for an overall winning percentage of 62.5 against San Diego ... Boise State is currently on a two-game winning streak over SD as this match-up will mark the third consecutive season in which these two teams have faced off against one another ... Under coach Greg Graham, the Broncos are 1-0 when facing the Toreros at Taco Bell Arena and they picked up their first win at San Diego under Graham last season.

Coach Graham vs. San Diego:  During Coach Graham’s tenure at the helm of the of the Boise State men’s basketball program, he owns an overall record of 2-0 against San Diego ... In fact, Graham’s record against San Diego head coach Bill Grier is also a perfect 2-0 ... This will mark the third consecutive season in which the two schools and coaches have faced off against one another.

Last Time vs. San Diego:
Mark Sanchez and Anthony Thomas scored 20 points each to lead Boise State to a 75-72 win over San Diego.  Sanchez, who scored 15 points in the second half, had 12 of Boise State’s 14 points in one stretch that gave the Broncos a 65-61 lead with 5:53 left in the game.  Kurt Cunningham scored consecutive baskets for Boise State (8-3) for a 69-61 lead with 3:06 remaining. San Diego (6-7) then cut the lead to three on three occasions, the final time on Trumaine Johnson’s layup with 7.6 seconds left. But after the Toreros forced a turnover, Danny Brown missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Gyno Pomare scored a game-high 22 points for San Diego and Johnson added 16.

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