Broncos in Logan for MW Opener
Dec. 27, 2016

Boise State at Utah State
Wednesday, Dec. 28 | 7 p.m. MT | Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
TV: ROOT Sports
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Live Video (subject to blackout) | Live Audio | Live Stats

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (7-4) opens Mountain West play Wednesday, at Utah State (6-5). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT, and will be televised on ROOT Sports. It is the conference opener for both teams.

WATCH: The game will be televised by ROOT Sports. Channel Finder: DirecTV 687, Dish 426, Cable ONE 27/1149. The broadcast will also be streamed on the Mountain West Network in markets outside of the ROOT Sports footprint. The stream can be found at BroncoSports.com/videos
Play-by-Play: Drew Goodman
Analyst: Joe Cravens
Sideline: Jenny Cavnar

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Wednesday'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 6:30 pm MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

ABOUT UTAH STATE: The Aggies started the season 4-0 and have since bounced back from a four-game losing streak to enter conference play with a winning record. Jalen Moore’s 16.6 ppg pace the team.
All-Time Series: Utah State leads 30-12. Boise State has won the last three meetings.

FINALLY: Boise State has won its last two road games at Utah State, the first two road wins in the series for the Broncos. In a series that dates to 1974, Utah State won the first 18 games played on its home floor. Boise State won 76-61 last year in Logan, the largest margin of victory for Boise State in any game in the series, which Utah State leads 30-12 overall.

CONFERENCE OPENERS: Boise State is 24-22 all-time in conference openers. The Broncos are 4-2 in conference openers under Leon Rice, including 3-2 since joining the Mountain West. Boise State is 9-13 when opening conference play on the road.

STARTING STRONG: Boise State has led at halftime in nine of its 11 games this season. The Broncos are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor and 37.2 percent from three-point range in first halves, while outscoring opponents 37.8 to 29.4.

DEFENDING THE LINE: Boise State entered the season with a focus on defending the three-point line and limiting opponents’ looks from deep. Through the first 11 games, the Broncos have succeeded. Boise State leads the Mountain West in fewest three-pointers allowed (4.3 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (.288). The defensive three-point percentage ranks 20th nationally.

The Last Meeting
Utah State67
Boise State70
February 2, 2016
Taco Bell Arena
Furious Late Rally Ends Skid
James Webb III scored 19 points and Boise State rallied from 13 points down in the second half to beat Utah State 70-67 on Tuesday night. The Broncos (16-7, 7-3 Mountain West) didn't lead until Lonnie Jackson hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:28 to play. It was his first 3-pointer after missing six attempts from behind the arc. Webb scored all but two of his points in the second half, when Boise State twice rallied from double-digit deficits to finally overtake the Aggies (11-10, 3-7) and sweep the season series.


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