Boise State vs. UTEP: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. UTEP: Preview, Score Prediction

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Boise State vs. UTEP: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. UTEP Preview & Score Prediction


Check out the Boise State vs. UTEP game preview and score prediction


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Boise State (2-0) vs. UTEP (1-0) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Thursday, November 16th
Tip-off: 11:00am PT
Venue: HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
TV/stream: ESPNU

Projected Boise State Lineup

G Lexus Williams
G Alex Hobbs – has 18 made field goals after 43 all of last season
G Chandler Hutchison
F Christian Sengfelder
F Zach Haney

Projected UTEP Lineup

G Evan Gilyard
G Omega Harris
G Keith Frazier
F Paul Thomas
C Matt Willms – 7’1″ center had 12/7/0/2 in Friday’s opener

Why Boise State Will Win

This won’t be a cake walk for the Broncos. With that being said, though, Boise State will typically have the best player on the court whenever Chandler Hutchison’s active, and maybe the top two or three players when UTEP’s Omega Harris is sitting. The Miners could have a difficult time defending BSU’s three-headed scoring attack of Chandler Hutchison, Alex Hobbs, and Justinian Jessup. Hobbs has been a breakout scorer thus far for the Broncos, and Jessup had a career-night last time out. If the trio can score 45-50 points combined, that will put a lot of pressure on a UTEP offense that was 264th in adjusted offensive efficiency last season, per KenPom.

KenPom Line

Boise State -6, o/u: 146

Score Prediction

Boise State 84, UTEP 75

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