Boise State vs. Illinois State: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. Illinois State: Preview, Score Prediction

Mountain West Basketball

Boise State vs. Illinois State: Preview, Score Prediction

Boise State vs. Illinois State Preview & Score Prediction

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

Contact/Follow @boettger_eli & @MWCwire

Boise State (3-0) vs. Illinois State (1-1) Game Preview

Game Info

Date: Friday, November 17th
Tip-off: 10:00am PT
Venue: HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
TV/stream: ESPN2

Projected Boise State Lineup

G Lexus Williams
G Alex Hobbs
G Chandler Hutchison – made game-winning layup to beat UTEP Thursday
F Christian Sengfelder
F Zach Haney

Projected Illinois State Lineup

G Keyshawn Evans – scored 17 points in win over South Carolina
G Madison Williams
G Matt Hein
F William Tinsley
F Taylor Bruninga

Why Boise State Will Win

Boise State has another test after managing a dramatic comeback victory over UTEP Thursday, thanks to Chandler Hutchison’s game-winning layup. Although Hutchison converted the most important basket, he finished the day just 3-14 from the field and two of the field goals came in the final seconds. No one can expect him to shoot that poorly again, and now that Boise State has some familiarity with the HTC Center, the Broncos offense should look more comfortable and fluid. No Illinois State player in Thursday’s rotation is taller than 6’9″ or heavier than 200 pounds, (Chandler Hutchison is listed at 197 pounds), so Boise State will have a great size advantage in the post. If Hutchison returns to form and the bigs are solid down low, the Broncos will advance to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off At Myrtle Beach title game.

KenPom Line

Boise State +1, o/u: 145

Score Prediction

Boise State 68, Illinois State 66


More MWWire
%d bloggers like this: