Wednesday's game will mark the first post-season appearance by the Broncos since the 1994 NCAA Tournament. Boise State last appeared in the NIT in 1991. The Broncos are 1-3 in NIT games with a 62-61 win over Utah in the Pavilion in 1987. The Broncos lost in the second round that season against Washington in Seattle. The Broncos also lost in the first round at Oklahoma State in 1989 and in the Pavilion against Southern Illinois in 1991.
Tickets for the game go on sale at 8am online at http://www.idahotickets.com, and at all select-a-seat outlets at 10am-8pm on Monday. Season ticket holders have from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday only, to purchase their seats at the Boise State athletic ticket office located at the south end of Bronco Stadium or by calling the ticket office at 426-4737. Any season tickets not purchased or ordered by phone at 8 Monday night are put on sale Tuesday.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $5 for high school age and younger, and $5 for Boise State students with a valid Boise State I.D. Boise State students can pick up their tickets at any campus outlet.
Looking ahead, if the Broncos are victorious, they could face WAC member Rice as the winner of the Bronco/UNLV game will face the winner of the Rice / Wisconsin-Milwaukee game.
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here's the breakdown of the 2 teams...
UNLV is led by Junior Odartey Blankson, in nearly every category. The 6'7 Marquette Transfer leads the Running Reb's in Minutes played (1034 total, over 34 per game), Rebounds per game (10.3), points per game (17.3), steals (37 total), Free throws attempted (172), and FT% (79%). The
UNLV has had an up and down season. Heading into the season the Running Reb's were picked 2nd in the MWC. Then, Head Coach Charlie Spoonhour resigned on February 16th, citing health reasons, and his son, Jay Spoonhour took over the reigns. UNLV, despite the distractions, still finished the season 18-12, losing in the MWC Tournament Championship game to Utah by only 3. They ended up 4th in the MWC regular season. All 3 higher finishing MWC teams are going to the NCAA Tournament.
The Runnin' Rebels own impressive wins over Cal and USC of the Pac-10, and Auburn of the SEC. Their overall road record is 4-7.
UNLV Season: Individual Stats
Jr (F-6'7 220lbs)
Jr (G/F-6'7 185lbs)
Edwards Sr (*)
Jr (G-5'10 170lbs)
Sr (G-6'2 205lbs)
Sr (F-6'8 215lbs)
Soph (F-6'9 215lbs)
Fresh (G-6'2 185lbs)
Fresh (G-6'3 205lbs)
Jr (G/F-6'6 210lbs)
(*) = Projected Starter
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