Jan. 20, 2014
Boise State Game Notes | New Mexico Game Notes
What: Boise State at New Mexico
When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 7:15 p.m. (MT)
Where: Albuquerque, N.M. | The Pit
THE GAME: Boise State (13-5, 3-2 MW) travels to New Mexico (13-4, 4-1) for a Tuesday meeting at The Pit. The Broncos and Lobos will tip off at 7:15 p.m. (MT). New Mexico is receiving votes in the Associated Press Poll.
TV INFORMATION: The game will be televisded by CBS Sports Network.
Play-by-Play: Rich Waltz
Analyst: Jarron Collins
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State's games 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: New Mexico leads 4-0. The Broncos and Lobos never met until Boise State joined the Mountain West prior to the 2011-12 season. New Mexico was ranked No. 19 at the time of both meetings last season, including an overtime game in Boise (Jan. 16, 2013). A 79-74 UNM win.
MARKS P.O.W.: Derrick Marks was named Mountain West Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19. Marks averaged 20 points and six rebounds during Boise State's wins against Nevada (Jan. 14) and Utah State (Jan. 18). He had 21 points and a season-high eight rebounds at Nevada. Marks also recorded five assists and two steals in the Broncos' road win. Equally impressive was his defense against Deonte Burton, the MW's leading scorer. Marks was the primary defender against Burton who was held to a season-low seven points. Marks followed that performance with 19 points against Utah State, including 16 in the second half and 13 points in the final 4:44 as the Broncos fought back from four down with 1:23 to play. He made a jumper to bring the Broncos within one at 39.7 seconds remaining, ran down and blocked a breakaway layup attempt after a deep pass on the ensuing inbound play, then made the go-ahead basket with 23.6 seconds left. The award is Marks' fourth-career player of the week selection. He tied for the league lead with three honors last season.
NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT: Ryan Watkins has at least 10 rebounds in 10 of the first 18 games. Included was a streak of five-straight (Nov. 23-Dec. 5), the first Bronco to record such a streak since Matt Nelson also had a streak of five-consecutive double-figure rebound games during the 2006-07 season (Jan. 20-Feb. 3). During MW play, Watkins has had double-figure rebounds in four of the five games and at least nine in all five contests. He is averaging 12.6 rebounds per game in conference, tied for the top mark in the league. He is the only player in the MW averaging a double-double in conference play (13.0 ppg).