Home Stand Resumes Sunday vs Bradley
Dec. 18, 2015

Boise State (7-4) vs Bradley (2-9)
Sunday, Dec. 20 | Noon MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
TV: ROOT Sports | Live Audio | Live Stats

THE GAME: Boise State (7-4) hosts Bradley (2-9) Sunday, at Noon at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos have won 13 straight at home and 35 of their last 36 home nonconference games.

ABOUT BRADLEY: The Braves recently snapped a nine-game skid with a win Thursday night. Donte Thomas leads Bradley in scoring (10.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg).

TELEVISION: ROOT Sports will televise Sunday's game between Boise State and Bradley. Marc Stout will handle play-by-play duties alongside analyst Joe Cravens.

ON THE CALL: The Voice of the Broncos, Bob Behler, is back for his eighth season of calling Boise State men's basketball on the radio. Behler is joined by Bronco great Abe Jackson in his eighth year as the analyst. The game will be carried on the Bronco Radio Network, including flagship station 670 AM KBOI in Boise. A live audio stream is also available at BroncoSports.com.

MW/MVC CHALLENGE: Sunday’s tilt is part of the renewed Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge. The original challenge ran from 2009-10 through 2012-13 seasons. Boise State was 2-0 in its Challenge games, including a road win against then-No. 11 Creighton.

LAST TIME: Boise State knocked off No. 24/23 Oregon 74-72, Dec. 12, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos led by as many as 17 and held on for their first victory against a ranked team of the season. Anthony Drmic scored 19 points while the bench contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds to stay unbeaten at home.

CONGRATS IN ORDER: Anthony Drmic and Mikey Thompson were both part of Boise State’s graduating class Saturday, earning their degrees in communication. Now each member of Boise State’s starting backcourt holds a college degree as Lonnie Jackson graduated from Boston College last spring.

HOLDING COURT: Boise State is 67-15 at Taco Bell Arena under head coach Leon Rice, including a 38-2 mark in nonconference games. Boise State has won 46 of its last 52 overall at home.

DOWNING THE DUCKS: Boise State defeated No. 24/23 Oregon 74-72, Dec. 12, at Taco Bell Arena. The win was Boise State’s first against a team ranked in the AP Top 25 since Feb. 28, 2015, at No. 24 San Diego State; first win against a ranked nonconference foe since Nov. 28, 2012, at No. 11 Creighton; and first home win against a ranked opponent since Feb. 14, 2009, against No. 21 Utah State.

HISTORIC HOME GAME: When Boise State hosted Oregon (Dec. 12), it was the seventh time in program history a ranked nonconference opponent played on the Broncos’ home floor and first since Dec. 29, 2007, against BYU. Boise State is now 4-3 all-time in those games after defeating the Ducks 74-72.


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