Nov. 28, 2013
Boise State Game Notes | Portland State Game Notes
BOISE, Idaho -
THE GAME: The Boise State men's basketball team (5-0) returns home Friday, Nov. 29, to take on Portland State (4-1). Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT).
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
LIVE VIDEO: The game can be watched live, for free, on the Mountain West Network. Visit BroncoSports.com/videos/ for live, upcoming and archived games.
SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads 13-10. The Broncos won the last meeting 69-62, Dec. 21, 2009, in Taco Bell Arena.
TRIPLEHEADER: Friday's game is part of a tripleheader of Bronco athletics. The women's basketball team takes on Idaho State at 3:30 p.m. and the volleyball team plays Nevada at 8 p.m. in Bronco Gym.
BACK FOR MORE: The Broncos are the only team from the 2013 NCAA Tournament to return all five starters...Boise State returns 92.4 percent of last season's scoring output, 90 percent of the minutes played and 157 of 160 starts from 2012-13.
ROLE REVERSAL: Boise State defeated in-state rival Idaho, Wednesday, at CenturyLink Arena, 98-89. The Broncos scored 54 points in the paint and were 2-for-7 from three-point range. Boise State entered the game averaging 11.8 made three-pointers per game, third-most in the country. The seven attempts from beyond the arc were the fewest by a Leon Rice coached Bronco team. The 54 paint points were the most since Nov. 11, 2011 (62 vs Colorado Christian).
HITTING A HUNDRED: Boise State is the top scoring team in the country averaging 102 points per game. Boise State has scored at least 100 points in three of its first five games. Bose State has only scored hit triple digits four times in a season once (1974-75). The Broncos have scored at least 100 points 33 times in school history, eight of which have come under Leon Rice.
39 FOR MARKS: Derrick Marks
scored a career-high 39 points against Idaho (Nov. 27). It was his fourth-career game with at least 30 points. The 39 points are the most scored by a Bronco since Tanoka Beard also scored 39 March 6, 1993, against Eastern Washington. It is the highest single-game total in the Mountain West this season and tied for third-highest in the country.
BACK TO HIS OLD TRICKS: Derrick Marks
scored a career-high 39 points against Idaho (Nov. 27), with 27 coming in the second half. He scored all 15 of the Broncos' points in the final 2:21, including going 13-of-14 from the free throw line. Last season, Marks scored 69 percent of his points in the second half of games, including five times with least 20+ after halftime.
A CONSISTENT 20: Anthony Drmic has hit the 20-point plateau 23 times in his career, including four of the first five games this season. Drmic has scored at least 20 points in 11 of his last 13 games, dating to last season.
1,000-POINT CLUB: Anthony Drmic
became the 23rd Bronco to score 1,000 career points Saturday. Drmic reached the milestone in his 65th game, tied for sixth-fastest in school history. Follow the all-time list on page 10 of the full game notes as he continues to move up.
LIVING AT THE LINE: Derrick Marks
made a school-record 21 free throws against Idaho (Nov. 27). Marks broke the previus record (20) on 23 attempts, the most by a Bronco since Tanoka Beard's school-record 25 attempts Dec. 29, 1992, against George Mason- the same game Beard set the previous makes record...Boise State was 34-of-44 as a team in the game against the Vandals, the most makes and attempts since the Broncos were 35-of-55 against Cal Poly Jan. 31, 1995. Those 55 attempts remain a school record.
TAKING CHARITY: Boise State is making 25.8 free throws per game, the seventh-best mark in the country. The Broncos are averaging 34.8 free throw attempts per game, No. 11 in the NCAA. The school record for a season is 30.65 attempts per game, set in 1971-72.
Boise State ranks among the national leaders in three-pointers made per game (9.8) and three-point percentage (.454). Jeff Elorriaga
is averaging 4.5 made threes per contest, shooting .643 from long range. Anthony Drmic
has made 2.2 triples per game.