Tonight marks the last non-conference game for the Boise State men's basketball team as they square off against the UC Davis Aggies. The Broncos are riding a five-game winning streak, with the most notable being the Oregon thriller on December 12. The Aggies, on the other hand, are on a five game losing streak (which includes a loss to Idaho).
After the Aggies tonight, the Broncos slug it out in the 18-game Mountain West Conference schedule. This schedule includes home and away games at each of the other teams in the conference. Except for Air Force, which the Broncos only see once in the regular season (thanks to the unbalanced schedule and 11-team membership).
As a primer for the conference slate, the different beat writers have compiled a brief synopsis of each respective team. The recaps are fairly basic with good, bad, outlooks, and a player to watch. The updates are compiled by Robert Gagliardi of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle/WyoSports.net. For the updates this week click here. The Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn is the representative for the Broncos.
Currently the Broncos are fifth in the conference standings with no in-conference games played. Before the season started, the Broncos were picked to finish second, in the media poll, behind San Diego State. As the conference games start, the Broncos are in primed position to make a run as they are hitting their stride.
Tonight's matchup starts at 7 pm at the Taco Bell Arena. For those who are unable to attend tonight's game, Boise State is offering a free stream here. You can listen on the radio (if you live in the Boise area) 670 KBOI. And you can also use the link for a live audio stream as well, if you prefer. OBNUG will also have a game thread up before the game, live Tweeting from the OBNUG Twitter account, and Periscoping the post-game pressers.
Now that football is over, it is time to pivot to more basketball talk. The game will be the last tune-up before Colorado State this Saturday at 5 p.m.