Another Road Test Awaits Boise State
Feb. 9, 2018

Boise State (20-4, 10-2) at Utah State (13-12, 6-6)
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. (MT)
Logan, Utah | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The Last Meeting
Utah State67
Boise State71
January 17, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
Boise State Grinds Out 16th Win
The Broncos (16-3, 6-1) made enough plays down the stretch to hold serve and protect home court against Utah State (10-10, 3-4), defeating the Aggies 71-67 Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena

THE GAME: Boise State (20-4, 10-2) will look to pick up its second road victory of the week when it takes on Utah State (13-12, 6-6) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10. The game will broadcast on AT&T SportsNet and ROOT SPORTS Northwest, along with being available for streaming online on the Mountain West Network

AT&T SportsNet / ROOT SPORTS Northwest / Mountain West Network: Depending on location and television provider, the game will be available for viewing on either AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain or ROOT SPORTS Northwest. See the following links for coverage maps for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain and ROOT SPORTS Northwest.

If you are outside of either network’s coverage map, the game can be streamed online on the Mountain West Network.

LISTEN: Radio coverage of Saturday's game will 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 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT UTAH STATE: The Aggies have won three of their last four games with two of their victories coming at home in Logan. The one-two guard punch of Sam Merrill and Koby McEwen continue to lead Utah State in scoring, averaging 15.5 and 14.7 points per game.

The Aggies have the fifth-best field goal percentage (45.7) in Mountain West games while limiting opponents to just 36.5 percent shooting from behind the arc, which is also fifth best in the conference.

LAST TIME AGAINST THE AGGIES: Chandler Hutchison scored 16 points and the go-ahead layup with 1:21 to play, and the Broncos took down Utah State 71-67 at Taco Bell Arena three weeks ago. Marcus Dickinson tied his career high with 16 points, while Lexus Williams and Alex Hobbs scored 14 points apiece in what was a well-rounded scoring effort for the Blue and Orange.

The Broncos trail in the all-time series 30-15, but have won six-straight games against the Aggies. Boise State last lost at Utah State four years ago on Feb. 8, 2014.

20-WIN PLATEAU: The victory at New Mexico on Tuesday gave head coach Leon Rice his sixth 20-win season in a row at Boise State (seventh overall), further improving the school record for consecutive 20-win seasons. The previous longest stretch of consecutive 20-win campaigns was three, coming in 1986-87, 1987-88 and 1988-89. The Broncos had just seven 20-win campaigns since joining Division I before Rice took over.

In addition, the team’s current stretch of six-consecutive 20-win seasons is the longest current 20-win season streak in the Mountain West. The win makes Boise State just one of five schools in the conference’s history to ever tally six consecutive 20-win seasons.

ELITE COMPANY ON THE BEST COAST: Coming into the season, Boise State was just one of eight teams in the West to win at least 20 games in each of the last five seasons. The Broncos (20-4) have extended their streak to six, as have Gonzaga (22-4), Saint Mary’s (24-2) and New Mexico State (21-3). Arizona, BYU, Oregon and UC Irvine are the other four teams who entered the season with five-straight 20-win seasons, but have yet to secure their 20th win.

COMEBACK KIDS: Boise State overcame a 13-point deficit and scored the game’s last eight points at New Mexico Tuesday night to shock the Lobos, 73-71. The 13-point deficit was the largest deficit overcome in a road game in almost four years (17-point deficit - at Wyoming / March 1, 2014).

The Broncos trailed 71-65 with 1:47 on the clock, but rattled off the next eight points with a three from Chris Sengfelder, a dunk and layup from Chandler Hutchison, and a free throw from Justinian Jessup with nine seconds remaining.

RELENTLESS ON THE GLASS: Boise State was once again dominant on the boards Tuesday night, outrebounding the Lobos 41-26 (+15).  The Blue and Orange have outrebounded teams by 15 or more seven times this season, and are a perfect 7-0 in those games.

The Broncos continue to be the No. 1 team in the NCAA in team defensive rebounding percentage (83.9%) while also being a top-10 team (No. 10) in the NCAA in rebounding margin with +7.6 average.

HUTCHISON UPDATE: The senior guard continues to make headlines, as earlier this week he was named one the 10 candidates for the 2018 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, with the annual honor in its fourth year recognizing the top shooting guards in Division I men’s college basketball.

Hutchison, who is averaging 19.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, is the only candidate who leads his team in points, rebounds and assists. In addition, Hutchison is the only player in the Mountain West who leads his team in points, rebounds and assists.

Now with 1,317 points and 610 rebounds in his Bronco career, the Mission Viejo, Calif., native is 10th and seventh in Boise State history on the two lists, respectively. His 84 career wins ranks third on the all-time list, as well, trailing only Nick Duncan (86; 2013-17) and Mikey Thompson (87; 2012-16).


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