While the Bronco men recently stopped a four-game slide, lessons learned from four disappointing losses are still fresh in their minds. Boise State suffered three-point losses to Long Beach State, #19 UNLV and Drake and then fell to Utah in the final minute after being ahead by nine. Coach Leon Rice's team rediscovered its winning ways against Texas-Pan American before Christmas. Boise State is 8-11 all-time against Louisiana Tech, but has won four of the last six meetings. The Broncos also entertain New Mexico State Friday night.
St. Mary's is a good test for Coach Gordy Presnell's Lady Broncos. The Gaels defeated Boise State last year at home and blasted Idaho 85-71 six days ago. Junior guard Jasmine Smith paces the Gaels with 16.6 points a game while 6-4 senior forward Louella Tomlinson averages 13. Boise State will also host College of Idaho Sunday afternoon.
The women get started at 6 tonight with the men's game slated for 8:15.