Boise State football abandoned its yearly-matchup, with the University of Idaho in 2011, but the rivalry between the two in-state foes is far from over. For the third consecutive year, Boise State men’s basketball will play Idaho at a neutral site.
The Broncos will face off against the Vandals on Nov. 27 at CenturyLink Arena in Downtown Boise. Game time has yet to be announced for the bout.
Though the game will have no technical home-court advantage, Boise State has had the substantial advantage of having the game stay in the Treasure Valley for the past three seasons. Last season, the Broncos defeated Idaho 78-68 on Dec. 20 at CenturyLink Arena, and, in 2011, Boise State narrowly defeated Idaho 76-73 at the Idaho Center.
Junior guard Derrick Marks led Boise State with 25 points in their game last season, and junior swingman Anthony Drmic led the Broncos to victory in 2011 with a 26-point performance. Both players are back this season for the Broncos.
CenturyLink Arena can hold over 5,700 people for basketball games when sold out, and last season’s game fan turnout proved the success of the yearly matchup. Last season’s matchup resulted in an attendance of 5,548 fans.
Boise State men’s basketball is 52-35 over the Vandals all-time.