The Boise State Broncos (27-7) will face the Memphis Tigers (21-10) at the Moda Center on Thursday.
The Memphis Tigers most recent game was against Houston, which they lost by a score of 71-53. The Tigers finished with 19 personal fouls, while Houston finished with 16. They were successful on 8 of their 24 long-range attempts. Houston made 13 of 19 free throw attempts, resulting in a 68.4 percent success rate. Houston also had 32 total boards (13 offensive, 19 defensive), but no turnovers. Houston had a total of 20 assists and 10 steals in this game. Memphis’ defense allowed the opposing team to shoot 43.1 percent from the field on 25 of 58 attempts. They also had 15 assists in this game, as well as 7 turnovers and 5 steals from the opposing team. They grabbed 31 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. The Tigers hit 8 of 14 free throws, for a 57.1 percent success rate. Memphis shot 43.1 percent from the field (22 of 51) and made only one of ten three-point attempts.
Jalen Duren was the game’s standout performer. He scored 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds. He hit 75.0 percent of his shots from the field and had four assists.
Memphis comes into this game with a season record of 21-10. They score 75.4 points per game (63rd in D-1) and make 47.1 percent of their field goals. The Tigers are making 35.9% of their 3-point attempts (196 of 546) and 69.2% of their free throw attempts. Memphis has 498 assists and averages 38.7 rebounds per game this season, ranking 37th in Division I in passing. They turn the ball over 16.4 times per game and commit 18.7 fouls per game.
On defense, the Tigers force 14.9 turnovers per game and draw 18.7 personal fouls per game. They allow 32.1 percent of three-point attempts and are ranked 158th in opponents points per game (68.4). The Tigers’ defense allows 32.6 rebounds per game and a 39.6 percent shooting percentage (724 of 1,828). With 413 assists surrendered this season, they are ranked 226th in college basketball in terms of giving up assists.
The last time these two teams met, the Boise State Broncos won by a score of 53-52. Throughout the game, the Broncos had 33 rebounds, 27 of which were defensive and 6 of which were offensive. In this game, they turned the ball over ten times and had three steals. San Diego State was called for 23 personal fouls in the game, resulting in 21 free throw attempts for the Broncos. They made 12 of their 12 free throws, for a success rate of 57.1 percent. Boise State attempted and made five of the 18 three-point attempts (27.8 percent ). The Broncos had shot 18 of 47 from the field for a 38.3 percent shooting percentage when the game ended. The Broncos allowed San Diego State to convert 20 of 57 field goal attempts, for a game-high 35.1 percent. They finished with a 50.0 percent field goal percentage after shooting 6 of 12 from distance and 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5 percent ). In terms of glass cleaning, Boise State granted San Diego State permission to take 30 total (12 on the offensive glass).
Tyson Degenhart was a key player for the Broncos in this game. He scored 13 points and dished out two assists in 33 minutes on the court. He made 5 of 11 shots for a 45.5 percent shooting percentage and added 4 rebounds in this game.
This season, Boise State has a 27-7 record. The Broncos commit 15.1 fouls per game and shoot 64.9 percent from the free throw line. They average 11.5 assists per game (ranking 287th in the NCAA), while turning the ball over 12.1 times per game. Boise State averages 2,336 points (68.7 per game) and 35.0 rebounds per game this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are 129th in the NCAA, shooting 44.8 percent from the field.
The Broncos are ranked 13th in Division I, allowing 60.8 points per game. They force 13.1 turnovers per game and allow opponents to shoot 42.6 percent from the field (146th in D-1). Boise State’s defense allows 32.5 percent of 3-point attempts (194 of 597) and opponents convert 71.8 percent of free throw attempts. They allow 9.8 assists and 29.9 total boards per game, ranking them 13th and 9th in Division 1.
I’m taking Memphis here: +115 Moneyline; -2 Alt Line +140.