Boise State vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview

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Boise State vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview
Boise State
(15-6, 5-5 away)
San Diego State
(16-5, 10-2 home)
Venue: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
11:00PM ET / 8:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boise State D Marks 16.7 R Watkins 7.6 D Marks 3.6
San Diego State J Franklin 17.8 J Franklin 9.5 J Franklin 3.5

On Wednesday, Boise State travels to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl to take on No. 22 San Diego State. It gets started at 11:00 EST and you can catch it on Time Warner SN. The Broncos are 0-3 against the Aztecs over the last four years. They fell 65-62 on 3/8/2012, the last time they met.

San Diego State and Boise State are close together in the conference, holding down the 4th and 6th spots, respectively.

In a 77-72 triumph over UNLV on February 2nd, Anthony Drmic put up 22 points for the Broncos. He is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. The Aztecs were defeated by Air Force 70-67 on February 2nd despite 25 points and 10 rebounds from Jamaal Franklin. He contributes a team-leading 17.8 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game.

San Diego State StatSmack

  • Boise State allows fewer rebounds (29.4 allowed per game vs 33.3 allowed per game) than San Diego State this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Boise State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 935) than San Diego State, per the NCAA.
  • Derrick Marks is ranked 6th in the Mountain West in points, 5th in the Mountain West in assists, and 1st in the Mountain West in steals.
  • The Boise State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than San Diego State (75% vs 58%).
  • The Boise State three-point leader (Jeff Elorriaga) has more three-pointers than the San Diego State three-point leader (Chase Tapley).
  • Jeff Elorriaga is ranked 33rd nationally in three-pointers and 10th in the Mountain West in steals.
  • Boise State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (57.95% to 50.56%).
  • The Boise State assist leader (Derrick Marks) has more assists than the San Diego State assist leader (Jamaal Franklin).
  • The Boise State steals leader (Derrick Marks) has more steals than the San Diego State steals leader (Jamaal Franklin).
BSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Derrick Marks 29 17 3 4 2 0 3
B+ Anthony Drmic 31 16 5 3 1 0 2
B Jeff Elorriaga 33 11 3 2 1 0 1
B- Ryan Watkins 22 10 8 1 1 0 1
C+ Mikey Thompson 27 9 3 2 1 0 2
C I. Hadziomerovic 27 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Kenny Buckner 18 6 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Thomas Bropleh 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Joe Hanstad 10 2 1 1 1 0 0
D D. Hamilton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Jake Ness 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Vukasin Vujovic 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Jamaal Franklin 33 18 9 4 2 1 4
B Chase Tapley 30 14 3 3 1 1 1
C+ J.J. O`Brien 26 7 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Xavier Thames 28 9 2 2 1 0 2
C+ D. Stephens 22 6 5 0 1 1 1
C Winston Shepard 20 6 4 2 0 0 2
C James Rahon 23 7 2 1 1 0 0
C Skylar Spencer 15 3 3 0 0 1 0
C- L. Franklin 13 7 4 2 1 1 1
D+ Dwayne Polee II 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D James Johnson 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Douglas 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D N. Ebrahimian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Ryan Staten 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
F J. Castleberry 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
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