The Boise State Broncos and the San Diego State Aztecs are getting set to square off this evening at Taco Bell Arena. Both squads are the only undefeated teams in the Mountain West conference. The Broncos have a target on their back as they have won ten straight games and swept the Aztecs last season.
Coach Rice wants a packed house for tonight's game. The team has a lot on the line tonight having won 17 consecutive home games. Whoever wins tonight will have possession of first place in the Mountain West.
" Each game is different. We know how good San Diego State is and we know they will be there in the end. With that in mind our guys understand how important these games are.” Said head coach Leon Rice.
The credit goes to his squad keeping the same approach day in and day out. It hasn't been a complete bed of roses though as the Broncos started the season with a 3-4 record that included a loss to Montana a Big Sky team.
" There's a different way that you have to approach things. It's a lot easier to be the hunter than to be hunted. When you get to this level you have to be the hunter. There are so many good teams in this league and so many places to play. The moment you let your guard down you can slip up in play and then you lose.” said, Rice.
Stopping the Aztecs will not be easy. San Diego State has won 155 straight games when leading with five minutes left to play.
" I always say that winning teams find ways to win and losing teams find ways to lose. They do a an amazing job at that and it is a remarkable step. You’ve got the history of their program and the history of their team. We’ve got that history too so i think that what makes for such an interesting clash.” said Rice
Tip off between the two unbeaten teams is set for 8 P.M. on ESPN2