Broncos to Close 2012 Against Corban
DATE: Sunday; Dec. 30, 2012
TIME: 2 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
RADIO: Bronco Radio Network /

THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team will return to Taco Bell Arena Sunday (Dec. 30), to host Corban. Tip between the Broncos (9-2) and Warriors (5-7) is scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOME SWEET HOME: Boise State, a perfect 5-0 at home this season, will play just its second game at Taco Bell Arena in December, and just the second home game in a span of 36 days. The only other game played during the month was an 89-70 victory over LSU, Dec. 14.

RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Radio Network, with KBOI (670 AM) serving as the flagship station. The broadcast will also be streamed live at

Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson

SERIES HISTORY: This will be the first game played all-time between Boise State and Corban.

14-STRAIGHT WITH 10-PLUS: Dating back to last season, sophomore guard Derrick Marks has scored in double figures in 14-conscutive games, the longest streak by a player in the Mountain West. He scored 10-or-more in the final three games of last season, and in every game thus far in 2012-13.

PERFECT AT HOME: Boise State is 5-0 at home for the second-straight year. The Broncos won their first nine games at Taco Bell Arena in 2011-12.

NONCONFERENCE SUCCESS: Boise State won nine of its first 11 games of the 2012-13 season, the best mark since also going 9-2 in 2003-04. Were the Broncos to defeat Corban, it would mark the first 10-2 start since 1994-95.

HALFWAY THERE: In the midst of their sophomore seasons, Anthony Drmic (521) has already passed the 500-point plateau, and Derrick Marks (491) is nearly there. Each is on pace to join Boise State’s 1,000-point club, a list that includes just 22 players all-time.

20-POINT GAMES: Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks each have four 20-point games in 2012-13, the most by a Bronco since 2010-11. La’Shard Anderson had seven in Leon Rice’s debut season, and Robert Arnold and Paul Noonan each had five.

NO THREES: New Orleans failed to hit a 3-pointer against the Broncos Dec. 23, the first opponent not to hit at least one three since Northern Arizona, Dec. 18, 2001 – ending a streak of 350-consecutive games with an opponent 3-pointer.

In the game prior to the match-up with the Privateers, Idaho hit just two 3-pointers.

A PERFECT NINE: Although the Broncos took just nine free throw attempts against New Orleans (Dec. 23), the team hit all nine – the first perfect team performance at the line since going 5-for-5 against UTEP, March 5, 2005, and the most attempts without missing in school history.

SUNDAY GAMES:  The Broncos’ game against the Warriors is the fifth and final match-up played on Sunday this season, the most since also playing five during 1998-99. The Broncos are 6-2 on Sundays under head coach Leon Rice, including a perfect 4-0 record this season. Boise State did not play a Sunday game in 2011-12.

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