7-0 Broncos Host Carroll Thursday
Dec. 4, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -
What: Boise State vs. Carroll College
When: Thursday, Dec. 5 | 8 p.m. MT
Where: Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena
THE GAME: Boise State (7-0) hosts Carroll College (4-5) Thursday, at Taco Bell Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m. MT. This is the fourth game in nine days for Boise State.
RADIO INFORMATION: Boise State's game will be broadcast live on the Bronco Radio Network, with KBOI (670 AM) serving as the flagship station. The broadcast will also be streamed live at BroncoSports.com.
LIVE VIDEO: The game can be watched live, for free, on the Mountain West Network. Visit BroncoSports.com/videos/ for live, upcoming and archived games.
A SELECT FEW: Boise State is among the final 19 undefeated teams in the country. The Broncos are the last unbeaten team standing in the Mountain West.
TICKETS: Boise State will be running an "Early Bird Special," where tickets are $6 through halftime of the women's game. After halftime, tickets are $11.75 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for juniors (ages two through high school).
PARKING: The West Stadium Lot will be by permit only. Parking in the East Stadium Lot is open to permit holders and available to purchase for $5 on a single-game basis.
SIZZLING START: Boise State is 7-0 for the first time in school history. It is the third time the Broncos started a season 6-0 (1987-88 and 2010-11), but neither of those squads won its next game. Leon Rice is the only Boise State head coach to win the first six games of two different seasons.
SERIES HISTORY: Boise State leads 3-1. Boise State played at Carroll College four times from 1968-70, dropping the last meeting (Dec. 12, 1970).
HITTING A HUNDRED: Boise State is the top scoring team in the country averaging 93.6 points per game. Boise State scored at least 100 points in three of its first four games. Bose State has only hit triple digits four times in a season once (1974-75). The Broncos have scored at least 100 points 33 times in school history, eight of which have come under Leon Rice.
BACK FOR MORE: The Broncos are the only team from the 2013 NCAA Tournament to return all five starters...Boise State returns 92.4 percent of last season's scoring output, 90 percent of the minutes played and 157 of 160 starts from 2012-13.
LIVING AT THE LINE: Derrick Marks made a school-record 21 free throws against Idaho (Nov. 27). Marks broke the previous record (20) on 23 attempts, the most by a Bronco since Tanoka Beard's school-record 25 attempts Dec. 29, 1992, against George Mason. It is the most made free throws in a game in the NCAA this season...Boise State was 34-of-44 as a team in the game against the Vandals, the most makes and attempts since the Broncos were 35-of-55 against Cal Poly Jan. 31, 1995 (still the school attempts record).
GETTING TO THE LINE: Boise State is making 23.7 free throws per game, the fourth-best mark in the country. The Broncos are averaging 31.3 free throw attempts per game, No. 14 in the NCAA. The school record for a season is 30.65 attempts per game, set in 1971-72.
1,000-POINT CLUB: Anthony Drmic became the 23rd Bronco to score 1,000 career points Saturday. Drmic reached the milestone in his 65th game, tied for sixth-fastest in school history. Follow the all-time list on page 10 as he continues to move up.
BACK TO HIS OLD TRICKS: Derrick Marks scored a career-high 39 points against Idaho (Nov. 27), with 27 coming in the second half. He scored all 15 of the Broncos' points in the final 2:21, including going 13-of-14 from the free throw line. Last season, Marks scored 69 percent of his points in the second half of games, including five times with least 20+ after halftime.
30-POINT TEAMMATES: When Derrick Marks scored 39 points against Idaho (Nov. 27), he joined Anthony Drmic (34 vs UT Arlington, Nov. 8) as Broncos in the 30-point club this season...Boise State was the seventh school in the country to have two different players score at least 30 points in a game...Boise State is still the only team in the country with two different players to score at least 34 points in a game this season.
THIEVERY: Boise State is averaging 9.3 steals per game, tops in the MW. Anthony Drmic (2.7 spg) and Derrick Marks (2.3 spg), first and second individually in the conference, respectively. The Broncos have turned those extra possessions into points on a consistent basis, outscoring opponents 123-60 on points off turnovers this season and 54-28 on fastbreak points. Boise State is averaging 1.26 points per possession that stems from an opponent turnover.
TOUGH AT TBA: Boise State has won 25-consecutive nonconference home games. The Broncos are 42-10 at Taco Bell Arena under head coach Leon Rice, including a 28-1 mark in nonconference games. Boise State has won 21 of its last 23 overall at home.
BRONCOS IN NOVEMBER: Boise State finished November with a 6-0 record and are now 22-2 in the month of November under head coach Leon Rice. The Broncos were 6-0 in 2010-11, 5-1 in 2011-12 and 5-1 in 2012-13.
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