Men's Basketball

Nonconference Slate Closes Wednesday

Dec. 20, 2016

Boise State vs Cal State Northridge
Wednesday, Dec. 21 | 7 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
Video: Mountain West Network
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Live Video | Live Audio |

Boise State Game Notes

THE GAME: Boise State (6-4) closes its nonconference slate Wednesday, hosting Cal State Northridge. (3-8). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT, at Taco Bell Arena.

LIVE VIDEO: A live video stream of the game will be available for free online at broncosports.com/mbasketballlive through the Mountain West Network.

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Wednesday's game will be broadcast on the Bronco Radio Network, with 670 AM KBOI serving as the flagship station. Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties with Abe Jackson serving as the analyst. The pregame show will begin at 6:30 pm MT. The broadcast can also be heard live online at BroncoSports.com.

ABOUT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE: The Matadors are 3-8 on the year, and led by four players each averaging at least 12.6 points per game. CSUN is shooting 47.5 percent as a team.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 6-0. The last meeting was Nov. 19, 2011, in Boise.

VS BIG WEST: Boise State was a member of the Big West Conference from 1996 to 2001. The Broncos went 44-36 in those five seasons. Cal State Northridge joined the Big West the year following Boise State's departure from the conference. Under Leon Rice, Boise State is 6-3 against current Big West members, winning the last four.

STARTING STRONG: Boise State has led at halftime in eight of its 10 games this season. The Broncos are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 37.1 percent from three-point range in first halves, while outscoring opponents 36.9 to 30.2.

DEFENDING THE LINE: Boise State entered the season with a focus on defending the three-point line and limiting opponents' looks from deep. Through the first 10 games, the Broncos have succeeded. Boise State leads the Mountain West in fewest three-poitners allowed (4.5 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (.290). The defensive three-point percentage ranks 25th nationally.

HOLDING COURT: Boise State is 80-17 at Taco Bell Arena under head coach Leon Rice, including a 44-2 mark in nonconference games, winning 41 of the last 42. Boise State has won 59 of its last 67 overall at home.

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