Men's Basketball

Boise State Hosts Air Force Wednesday

Jan. 27, 2014

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What: Boise State vs. Air Force
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. (MT)
Where: Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena
How to Follow: TV: ROOT Sports | Live Audio Stream | | Twitter | Official Boise State App (iOS | Google Play)
THE GAME: Boise State (14-6, 4-3 MW) welcomes Air Force (9-9, 3-4) to Taco Bell Arena, Wednesday for a 7 p.m. (MT) tip off.
TV INFORMATION: The game will be televisded by ROOT Sports Northwest and Rocky Mountain. A live stream will be available on the Mountain West Network in areas ROOT is unavailable (stream: sports/m-baskbl/live-game.html ).
Play-by-Play: Tim Neverett
Analyst: Dave Bollwinkel
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
Play-by-Play: Bob Behler
Analyst: Abe Jackson
SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads 3-2. The schools have split each of the first two series as Mountain West foes. The road team won each game in 2011-12. The home team was victorious in both games of the 2012-13 season.
OPERATION BEAR CARE: Boise State is asking fans to bring in new stuffed bears to benefit St. Luke's Children's Hospital. The bears will be collected at the doors of Taco Bell Arena.
FAN GIVEAWAY: The first 1,000 fans in will receive a Thomas Bropleh poster.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Ryan Watkins is one of 13 players in Division I averaging a double-double (11.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game). This is the latest point in a season a Bronco has averaged a double-double since at least the 1985-86 season (record of game-by-game statistics begins with the 1986-87 season). Only three times has a Boise State player averaged double-figure rebounds for an entire season, and only once has it happened since Boise State started competing at Division I (1970-71). Steve Wallace averaged 11.0 rebounds per game in 1971-72. Bill Otey averaged 17.3 in 1968-69 and 13.0 in 1969-70. Each also averaged double-figure scoring in those seasons and are the only Broncos to average a double-double at the end of a season.
GLASS STREAKS: Ryan Watkins has a double-double in four-straight games. It is the longest streak at Boise State since Arnell Jones had five-consecutive games with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds from Jan. 21-Feb. 5, 1988. Watkins had three-straight double-doubles from Jan. 16-23, 2013.
GLASS STREAKS II: Ryan Watkins has grabbed at least 16 rebounds in each of the last three games. Entering this year, there had only been 18 times a Bronco recorded 16 or more rebounds in a game during the past 27 seasons (through 1986-87). Watkins is the first to accomplish the feat in consecutive games during that span.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDS: Ryan Watkins grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds at New Mexico (Jan. 21), tied for the most in the NCAA this season (and since Jan. 3, 2013). It also set the MW senior-class record and is two shy of the school record. Watkins is the first Bronco with 20 rebounds since Jason Ellis (21; March 8, 2005).
DUNCAN FROM DEEP: Freshman Nick Duncan is shooting 54.3 percent from three-point range in MW games, to lead the conference. Duncan is 19-of-35 through seven games, after shooting 12-of-31 (.387) in 13 nonconference games.
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