Man, the Broncos play a lot of teams from Utah. Utah State on Friday, now Utah Valley, BYU in football earlier… everyone in Utah wants their shot at the Broncos.
- Extra Mile Arena
- 2 p.m. MST
- TV: Mountain West Network
- Radio: 670 KBOI
- Commentators: You never really know with the MW, but boy oh boy do I hope Nick Duncan is there again
- RUN IT BACK The Broncos welcomed Utah Valley to Boise last year for the first game of the season, and it sure was fun. Did the Broncos shoot well from three? Nope. Did the Broncos shoot well from the free throw line? Nope. Did it matter? Nope! Former Bronco Devonaire Doutrive (I think most of us forgot about that debacle in the midst of the insanity that was last year) scored 18 to lead all scorers, and Naje Smith had 15.
- NOTHING HAS CHANGED The top three scorers from this season are returners from last season, even though the Broncos have brought it some of the most talented players in program history. Last year’s Degenhart Award Winner (I’m renaming the Mountain West Freshman of the Year/Week awards) averages 14.6 points a game. Marcus Shaver is right behind him at 14.2 and Boise’s own Max Rice is at 11.
- CHIBUZO THE SNIPER Chbuzo Agbo has broken onto the scene after a slow start to the season. Agbo is now up to 40% from three, and boy oh boy does he look like he could be the next big star at Boise.
Boise State- Won 2
Utah Valley- Won 1
PLAYER TO WATCH
Bandaogo stands at 7 foot, 215 lbs. He’s only scored less than 10 points one time all season, and has snatched 10 or more rebounds four times (he had SEVENTEEN against Wake Forest!). Needless to say, the Bronco’s bigs will have their hands full.
Man… it’s hard to predict a hoops score. I think the Broncos take the win, 78-67. A good, hard fought game, but the Broncos shoot well from the arc and take the win.