Season-Opening Homestand Continues
Nov. 11, 2017

Boise State (1-0) vs. Southern Utah (0-1)
Sunday, Nov. 12 | 2 p.m. (MT) | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
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THE GAME:
Boise State (1-0) will continue its season-opening homestand with a matinee matchup against Southern Utah (0-1), Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.

BEAT HUNGER WITH THE BRONCOS: Bring a non-perishable food item to the door Sunday and receive a $7 ticket to the game. All donations will benefit the Idaho Food Bank.

RADIO: Radio coverage of Sunday's game will be broadcast on 670 KBOI. Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties with Abe Jackson providing color commentary.

ABOUT SOUTHERN UTAH: The Thunderbirds also opened the regular season Friday night with a 99-82 loss to Oregon State on the road. Four SUU players were double-digit scorers with guard Jadon Cohee leading the way with 21 points.

Boise State holds a 10-1 advantage in the all-time series and is the winner of the last seven games. The two teams last squared off on Dec. 14, 2014 in what was a 79-60 Bronco victory at Taco Bell Arena.

UP NEXT: Boise State will hit the road and compete in the much anticipated 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach next week (Nov. 16-19). Boise State will face UTEP in the first round Thursday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. (MT).

CENTURY MARK: Boise State cruised to a 104-65 victory Friday night against Eastern Oregon in the season opener, eclipsing the 100-point mark for the 37th time in school history. The win improves the Broncos to 36-1 when scoring 100 points. The Blue and Orange had not reached the century mark since Dec. 2, 2015 in a 100-36 win over Willamette.

HOBBS’ PERFECT NIGHT: Sophomore Alex Hobbs led the way with 21 points on 100 percent shooting from the field in going 9-for-9 – including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. The flawless effort from the field made him just the third Bronco in school history to finish a game with a perfect field goal percentage with at least nine shot attempts. He is now linked with Tanoka Beard (10-10 / March 3, 1991) and Mark Sanchez (9-9 / Nov. 14, 2008) in the Boise State record book.

THREES GALORE: The offensive outburst Friday night came in part to 17 Bronco 3-pointers. Chris Sengfelder (4), Justinian Jessup (3), Chandler Hutchison (3) and Hobbs (3) all tallied multiple threes while limiting Eastern Oregon to just three (3-for-15).

WELCOME ADDITIONS: On a night when 13 Broncos saw the court – 11 of which found the scoring column – Sengfelder, Lexus Williams, Casdon Jardine, Derrick Alston and Cam Christon all played their first official minutes as Broncos. Sengfelder was sensational with 15 points while Jardine and Christian chipped in nine and eight points, respectively.

PROTECT THE BELL: Boise State is closing in on its 90th win at Taco Bell Arena in the Leon Rice era, as the eighth-year head coach has guided the Broncos to an unprecedented 88-20 record (81.5 winning percentage). The Blue and Orange were 11-3 last season at home.

SHORT TURNAROUND, BIG ROAD TRIP: The Broncos will have played two games in three days after Sunday, and will go on to play three games in four days in Myrtle Beach. The five games in 10 days to open the season is the busiest season-opening stretch for the Broncos since the 2004-05 season when the team played five contests over the course of nine days to start the year.


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