Many of you probably know at this point that Long Beach State of the Big West took down #9 Pitt this week. They had received a few votes in the polls last week but it doesn't look like they'll be ranked when BSU rolls into town next week :( A win on the road down there would be CRAZY IMPRESSIVE. I don't expect it to happen but at this point we're a pretty unpredictable team and that'll be our first test. Don't buy into all the Utah promos before the game referring to "Pac-12 Powerhouse Utah."
Well before we get to excited about Long Beach we've got a game tomorrow in The Pavillion (happy NYbronco?) and I hope some students show up tomorrow, they did an awesome job the other night. Super entertaining and a great win. All the details on the austrailian butt kicking the Matadors of Cal Stat will be getting tomorrow:
Broncos Continue Homestand Against Matadors
DATE: Saturday; Nov. 19, 2011
TIME: 1 p.m. (MT)
LOCATION: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena; 12,480)
RADIO: Bronco Sports Network / BroncoSports.com
THE GAME: The Boise State men’s basketball team continues its first homestand of the season, squaring off against Cal State Northridge Saturday (Nov. 19). The Broncos (2-0) and Matadors (0-2) are slated for a 1 p.m. tip at Taco Bell Arena.
The game is the first of two-straight for the Broncos against teams from the Big West Conference.
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State’s game against Cal State Northridge will be broadcast live on KTIK 1350 AM in Boise, with Chris King filling in for Bob Behler on the play-by-play. The broadcast will also be streamed live at BroncoSports.com.
Play-by-Play: Chris King
Analyst: Abe Jackson
SERIES HISTORY: The Broncos have won each of the five previous meetings with the Matadors, the latest an 84-75 Boise State victory on the road, Dec. 9, 2006. Boise State is 3-0 at home against Cal State Northridge.
VERSUS THE BIG WEST: Boise State is 44-29 all-time against teams currently in the Big West - a league in which the Broncos held membership from 1996-2001. The Broncos went 2-1 against the league last season, defeating UC Davis (67-47) and UC Santa Barbara (78-76 OT), and falling to Long Beach State (69-66). Boise State compiled a record of 44-36 during its five seasons in the conference.
THREE-IN-A-ROW?: Boise State is looking for its second-straight 3-0 start under head coach Leon Rice, after tying the school record with a 6-0 start in 2010-11. The Broncos have not won their first three games in back-to-back seasons at any point in school history.
PHENOMENAL FRESHMEN: Derrick Marks went a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor en route to 20 points in his Bronco debut against Colorado Christian (Nov. 11), the first 20-point game by a Boise State freshman since Anthony Thomas scored 21 against Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2007.
In the Broncos’ next game against Utah, fellow freshman Anthony Drmic scored 23 points, the most by a Boise State freshman since Steve Shepherd scored 26 against Montana State, Feb. 26, 1994.
Boise State has not had two different freshmen score 20-or-more points in a season since at least 1993-94, a span of at least 17 seasons.