Game Facts

-Tipoff: 9:00 p.m. MST

-Location: Laramie, _yo

-TV: FS1

-Radio: 670 KBOI

Fun Facts

Who cares about altitude? The Broncos are pretty good at 7220. Since 2012, BSU is 9-5 in _yoming, so it’s basically a home away from home.

That’s a lot of green dots. The Broncos must really like beating the Pokes.

Stay healthy, kids _yoming seems to be missing quite a few players for the game tomorrow. Graham Ike is by far the most notable, but wow having five players listed as questionable or out is not a good situation for the Pokes.

Mo Money… No Problems? The Broncos are just raking in donations right now, with the University announcing yet ANOTHER million dollar donation today. This one is set to help with the renovation of the Arguinchona Basketball Complex. Pretty good stuff.
Bonus fun fact: Bubble Watch! The Broncos are back in the NCAA Tournament conversation (big surprise) and they sit right on the bubble as one of the “Last Four Byes” according to Bracket God Joe Lunardi. When the Broncos beat _yo tomorrow, and should Reno get past the Aggies tonight, The X had better be packed to the BRIM for a massive showdown between UNR and Boise State on Tuesday. (Here’s a handy link to the ticket site… rumor has it Section twHELLve is pretty wild if you are into really having fun at games


Boise State- Won 3

_yoming- Lost 6

Player to Watch

Hunter Maldonado

Maldonado is one of three players scoring more than 10 points a game for the Pokes. The other two are Noah Reynolds who hasn’t played since Dec. 31, and Ethan Anderson who has played quite a bit, and has helped ease the Ike miss. Maldonado is one of the only consistent scorer on a team that desperately needs literally ANYONE to step up and get buckets. Right now, assuming Reynolds doesn’t play, _yo is missing 21.2 points per game on average and arguably three starters. Not exactly ideal when facing a top 15 KenPom team for defensive effeminacy. (If you are interested in seeing the Pokes stats, here’s the link. For some reason they have it hidden from their website, but as someone who works in sports information I know my way around an athletics website.

Key to Victory

D it up The Pokes are without a lot of offence, and the Broncos have a chance to really make a statement. I know _yo is only 5-11, but a solid defensive performance to hold them to the low 50s would just emphasize how good the Broncos are this year, and I think it’s reasonable to say the low 50s is possible.

Score Prediction

There aren’t any gimmies in the MWC this year, but I think this one shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to the Broncos.

Boise State 75, _yoming 52