Boise State vs. Wyoming: Full Game Preview

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Boise State vs. Wyoming: Full Game Preview
Boise State
(12-2, 4-2 away)
Wyoming
(13-0, 9-0 home)
Venue: Arena-Auditorium
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boise State D Marks 16.3 R Watkins 7.1 D Marks 4.0
Wyoming L Washington 14.9 L Washington 8.5 D Gilmore 3.0

In a 106-39 beatdown of Walla Walla on January 5th, Anthony Drmic put up 22 points for the Broncos. While contributing 4.7 rebounds per game, he also scores 15.6 points per game. For the Cowboys, Leonard Washington finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the 59-56 win over Southern Methodist on January 2nd. He leads the team in points with 14.9 per game, rebounds with 8.5 per game, and blocks with 2.0 per game. When considering the Four Factors, Wyoming performs well in free throw rate at 46.5. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 7th in the country.

Wyoming StatSmack

  • Derrick Marks is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in points, 6th in the Mountain West in assists, and 29th nationally in steals.
  • Boise State has a more potent offense, scoring more points (78.2 per game vs 69.3 per game) than Wyoming this season.
  • Boise State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Boise State is 204 lbs compared to 192 lbs for Wyoming.
  • The Boise State scoring leader (Derrick Marks) has more points than the Wyoming scoring leader (Leonard Washington).
  • Boise State is better at defending the three (31.8% allowed vs 35.9% allowed) than Wyoming this season.
  • We just win. Boise State has more wins over the last 5 years than Wyoming (104 vs 84).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Boise State has a stronger schedule than Wyoming this season (SOS Rank: #185 vs #281).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Boise State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 938) than Wyoming, per the NCAA.
  • Boise State is a better three-point shooting team (39.8% vs 34.7%) than Wyoming this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Boise State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Wyoming in 5 wins since 1980.
  • The Boise State three-point leader (Jeff Elorriaga) has more three-pointers than the Wyoming three-point leader (Luke Martinez).
BSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Derrick Marks 29 16 3 4 2 0 3
B Anthony Drmic 29 16 5 3 0 0 2
B Jeff Elorriaga 33 12 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Ryan Watkins 20 9 7 1 1 0 1
C I. Hadziomerovic 26 7 3 3 1 0 2
C Mikey Thompson 25 9 3 2 1 0 2
C Kenny Buckner 18 7 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Thomas Bropleh 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jake Ness 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Joe Hanstad 11 2 1 1 1 0 0
D D. Hamilton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Vukasin Vujovic 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
WYO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- L. Washington 32 15 9 2 1 2 2
B Luke Martinez 31 15 3 2 2 0 2
B Larry Nance Jr 31 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ D. Gilmore 32 12 2 3 1 0 3
C+ Josh Adams 27 6 1 2 1 0 1
C Riley Grabau 26 6 1 3 1 0 1
D+ Derek Cooke Jr 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Nathan Sobey 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Tyser 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jason McManamen 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D A. Haldorson 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jack Bentz 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
D Matt Sellers 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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