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 59-56 win over Southern Methodist on January 2nd, Leonard Washington put up 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Cowboys. He contributes a team-leading 14.9 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, and 2.0 blocks per game. In a 106-39 blowout of Walla Walla on January 5th, Anthony Drmic put up 22 points for the Broncos. He is averaging 15.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. A few of the Four Factors in which Boise State stands out are effective field goal percentage at 56.3, defensive rebounding percentage at 75.8, and turnover percentage at 17.8.

Boise State StatSmack

  • Wyoming does a better job contesting shots (39.5% allowed vs 44.1% allowed) than Boise State this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Wyoming has an average margin of victory of 14 over Boise State in 9 wins since 1980.
  • Wyoming waxed Boise State by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
  • Wyoming has a better scoring defense (54.6 allowed per game vs 64.8 allowed per game) than Boise State this season.
  • You get an A for effort, but Wyoming has emerged victorious against Boise State the last 3 times they've played.
  • Leonard Washington is ranked 10th in the Mountain West in points, 48th nationally in rebounds, and 1st in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • The Wyoming rebounding leader (Leonard Washington) has more rebounds than the Boise State rebounding leader (Ryan Watkins).
  • Larry Nance Jr is ranked 7th in the Mountain West in rebounds.
  • Even computers respect Wyoming more. We have a better RPI this season than Boise State (RPI: #28 vs #32).
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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