Jan. 29, 2016
Boise State (15-6, 6-2 MW) vs New Mexico (12-8, 5-2 MW)
Saturday, Jan. 30 | 3 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
THE GAME: Boise State (15-6, 6-2 MW) returns home Saturday, to host New Mexico (12-8, 5-2 MW) for a game that will leave the victor in sole possession of second place in the Mountain West. Tip off is at 3 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena and will be carried by ESPN3.
ABOUT NEW MEXICO: The Lobos have bounced back from consecutive conference losses to post back-to-back lopsided wins. Elijah Brown leads the team in scoring at 19.8 points per game.
All-Time Series: UNM leads 6-3. MW Games: UNM leads 5-3.
TV INFORMATION: The game will be live streamed on ESPN3, via WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app with participating television or internet providers.
Play-by-Play: Ari Wolfe
Analyst: Blaine Fowler
ON THE CALL:
The Voice of the Broncos, Bob Behler
, is back for his eighth season of calling Boise State
men's basketball on the radio. Behler is joined by Bronco great Abe Jackson in his eighth year as the analyst. The game will be carried on the Bronco Radio Network, including flagship station 670 AM KBOI in Boise
. A live audio stream is also available at BroncoSports.com.
BIG GAMES AGAINST THE LOBOS:
Last season the Broncos swept New Mexico for the first time since joining the Mountain West. Part of Boise State's success was monster individual performances. Derrick Marks
scored 30 in each game and was aided by a standout co-star. In Albuquerque, James Webb III
set a school record going 7-for-7 from beyond the arc. In Boise, Nick Duncan
hit a career-high eight triples.
BRONCOS GET NEXT TWO AT HOME: Boise State will be at home for consecutive games to close out January and kick off February. After hosting New Mexico at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Broncos welcome Utah State Tuesday at 7 p.m., for the annual Black Out game at Taco Bell Arena.
LAST TIME: Boise Sate committed 11 of its season-high 18 turnovers in the decisive second half of an 87-77 loss at UNLV, Wednesday. The Rebels scored 55 points after trailing by eight at halftime.