Broncos Host Rams Saturday
Dec. 30, 2016

Boise State vs Colorado State
Saturday, Dec. 31 | 4 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
TV: ESPN3
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (8-4, 1-0 MW) plays its first home game of the Mountain West season Saturday, against Colorado State (9-5, 1-0 MW). Both teams won their conference opener. The game will be carried by ESPN3, via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app.

WATCH: The game will be available on ESPN3, via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app.
Play-by-Play: Peter Young
Analyst: Blaine Fowler

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday'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 3:30 pm MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

ABOUT COLORADO STATE: The Rams began Mountain West play with a 91-77 home win Wednesday, against UNLV. Emmanuel Omogbo recorded his league-leading sixth double-double in the game.
All-Time Series: Colorado State leads 10-7. The last five meetings have been decided by seven points or fewer, including a Ram victory in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Mountain West Championship.

CLOSING OUT THE YEAR: Boise State is 3-1 all-time when playing on New Year’s Eve. The Broncos won on the final day of 1986, 2010 and 2011. The lone loss came in 2014, at No. 24 Colorado State.

STARTING STRONG: Boise State has led at halftime in 10 of its 12 games this season. The Broncos are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from three-point range in first halves, while outscoring opponents 37.9 to 29.7.

TICKET SPECIAL: Celebrate the final day of 2016 with the Broncos. Fans can purchase four tickets for $16. The special deal is available at the door, or by purchasing online at BroncoSports.com/tickets and using the promo code: 2016.

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 12 games, the Broncos have succeeded. Boise State leads the Mountain West in fewest three-pointers allowed (4.4 per game) and ranks No. 2 in three-point field goal percentage (.293). The defensive three-point percentage ranks 24th nationally.

TOUGH SLATE: Boise State’s 11 Division I opponents have a combined 64-59 record, including five teams with at least seven wins. It does not get easier as every MW team posted a winning nonconference record for the first time since 2011.

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: Boise State opened conference play Dec. 28, with a win at Utah State. It is Boise State’s third consecutive road win against the Aggies, the Broncos’ first three road wins in the all-time series. Utah State won the first 18 games played on its home floor.

The Last Meeting
Colorado State88
Boise State81
March 10, 2016
Las Vegas
Rams Shoot Past Broncos
Nick Duncan scored 23 points, James Webb III 15 and Anthony Drmic 12 for Boise State.


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