Men's Basketball

Broncos Meet Vandals Tuesday at CenturyLink

Nov. 24, 2014
Tuesday, Nov. 25 vs Idaho7 p.m. MT (CenturyLink Arena; Boise, Idaho)
THE GAME: Boise State men's basketball takes on Idaho in a neutral-site matchup Tuesday, at CenturyLink Arena in Downtown Boise. The Broncos (3-1) and Vandals (2-1) will tip off at 7 p.m. MT.
TV INFORMATION: Tuesday's game will be televised in various markets in Idaho and eastern Washington. In Boise it can be found on KTVB's 24/7, over-the-air channel 7.2 and cable channel 13. The game will also be streamed on the Mountain West Network, available to those outside of zip codes where the it will be aired on TV.
Play-by-Play: Jay Tust
Analyst: Brian King
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
LAST TIME OUT: Boise State suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, at No. 3/4 Wisconsin, 78-54. Derrick Marks led the Broncos with 16 points. The Badgers shot 55.4 percent from the floor.
ABOUT IDAHO: The Vandals are 2-1 after suffereing their first loss of the year Thursday, at Northern Illinois. Mike Scott leads Idaho in scoring at 15.7 points per game, Scott is also the top assist man at 4.3 per contest. Bira Seck is nearly averaging a double-double inside with 8.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in the early going. Idaho's next win will be the 100th for seventh-year head coach Don Verlin.
SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads the all-time series with Idaho 53-35. The Broncos have not lost to the Vandals under Leon Rice, going 5-0. Boise State is 3-1 all-time against Idaho on a neutral court, including three-straight wins in what has become an annual matchup at a neutral site in the Treasure Valley. Last season the teams met the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at CenturyLink Arena. The two years prior, the game was played in December, once at CenturyLink (2012) and once at the Idaho Center (2011). Idaho's last win against the Broncos in Boise came Feb. 6, 2010.
FLAG FLYERS: Boise State owns a 132-79 all-time record against the other four-year institutions in Idaho, including a winning record against each. The Broncos are 53-35 against Idaho, 51-41 against Idaho State, 14-0 against Northwest Nazarene, 10-0 against College of Idaho and 4-3 against Lewis-Clark State. Boise State and NNU will meet later this season (Dec. 11) at Taco Bell Arena.
NEUTRAL SITE: Boise State is 34-37 all-time on a neutral court. The Broncos are 9-6 under Leon Rice in neutral-site games.
ROAD WARRIORS: Boise State will play six of its first seven games away from home. It is only the second time since becoming a four-year school in 1968-69 the Broncos will have one home game in their first seven contests. In 2009-10 Boise State was away from home for seven of its first eight games. The 1978-79 team had six road games and one home game in its first seven contests, including a pair of three-game road trips sandwiching the home opener.
TIME TRAVEL: Boise State will play in four different time zones during the first six games of the season for just the second time in program history. The first four games of the 2000-01 campaign were played in four different time zones. This year only two of the Broncos' first seven games will be in the Mountain Time Zone- its home opener against Montana (Nov. 18) and a neutral-site game against Idaho (Nov. 25) in Downtown Boise.
TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN: Seniors Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks are the top active scorers in the Mountain West. Drmic's 1,492 points rank No. 15 in conference history. Marks ranks No. 20 with 1,323 points for his career. Boise State's dynamic duo are the only active MW men's basketball student-athletes with 1,000 career points. Next is Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. with 932. See page 5 of the game notes for a complete list of the MW all-time top 25.
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