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 / BroncoSports.com
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 BroncoSports.com.
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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