Jan. 5, 2018
Boise State (13-2, 3-0) at Wyoming (10-5, 1-1)
Saturday, Jan. 6 | 6 p.m. (MT)
Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena
AT&T SportsNet | Live Stats | Live Audio
THE GAME: Boise State (13-2, 3-0) will look to move to 4-0 in conference play for the second-straight season with a road game at Wyoming (10-5, 1-1), Saturday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m.
AT&T SPORTSNET / ROOT SPORTS NORTHWEST: The game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet, available for viewing in the Rocky Mountain SportsNet Regions. ROOT SPORTS Northwest will be airing the game, as well.
Fans also have the option of streaming the game online on the Rocky Mountain AT&T SportsNet website.
LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday'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 5:30 p.m. (MT).
ABOUT WYOMING: The Cowboys kicked off the conference season by defeating San Diego State, 82-69, at home (Dec. 27) and dropped a road contest at Nevada, 92-83, on Jan. 3 to start league play 1-1.
Wyoming is led by two versatile players in 6-foot 7-inch guard Justin James and 6-foot 8-inch forward Hayden Dalton. James averages 17.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Dalton is at 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The Cowboys are first in the conference in blocks per game at (4.4).
EXCELLENT THROUGH 15 GAMES: The 13-2 start is the program's best 15-game start since the 2012-13 season when the team also went 13-2. The only other equal or better 15-game start came in the 1987-88 season when the team went 14-1.
CAREER DAY FOR JESSUP: Justinian Jessup went off for a career-high 23 points against New Mexico thanks to 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. The sophomore also tied his career high for assists (5) - his third-straight game tallying five assists.
He is now 51-of-102 (50%) from three this season. He ranks ninth in 3-point percentage and 14th in made threes in the NCAA.
HUTCHISON A UNIQUE TALENT: The 6-7 senior guard is one of 31 players in the NCAA who has recorded seven or more double-doubles this season. Of those 31 players, only 14 are listed 6-foot 7-inches or under, while only four of those 14 are listed as guards, putting Hutchison in elite company amongst the nation's best in regards to his versatility.
He leads the team in points (17.4 ppg), rebounds (8.5 rpg) and assists (3.6 apg) so far this season.
SUCCESS IN LARAMIE: Boise State has enjoyed recent success playing on the road in Laramie at altitude (+7,000 ft.), as the team has gone 4-2 on the road against the Cowboys in head Leon Rice's tenure in Boise. In total, the Broncos trail in the all-time series, 12-13, but have won four-straight games against Wyoming.
EYE-POPPING CONFERENCE NUMBERS: Boise State has been exceptional through three games of conference play, as it currently leads the league in scoring offense (88.7 ppg), scoring defense (69.0 ppg), field goal percentage (54.7%), field goal percentage defense (38.7%), 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.7%) and rebounding margin (+15.7). It's early, but the Broncos have played some good basketball to kick off MW action.
PICK YOUR POISON: Boise State has been so successful this season in part thanks to the multiple threats behind the 3-point line, as six different players are shooting at least 37 percent players from three: Jessup (50%), Alex Hobbs (41.4%), Lexus Williams (40.9%), Marcus Dickinson (40%), Hutchison (38.6%) and Chris Sengfelder (37.2%).