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BSU men's basketball hopes to increase fan attendance at conference opener

BSU Men's Basketball is heading into conference play tomorrow with a 10-2 record. A good start for the Mountain West team. With students not in session, athletics hope to draw a pretty good crowd. (File Photo)

BSU Men's Basketball is heading into conference play Dec. 27, with a 10-2 record; a good start for the Mountain West team. With students not in session, athletics hope to draw a pretty good crowd.

They have a lot planned for the next nine games on the Mountain West schedule to get people out to see this tremendous product they have.

“We’ve got an orange out, white out, blue out, black out that we think will engage fans. We also have giveaways such as t-shirt giveaways through our sponsors. Rally towel giveaways on certain games. We do something with Taco Bell where we have taco bell vouchers," says Brad Larrondo, Senior Associate Athletic Director.

Ticket pricing shouldn’t be a factor in determining why or why not you attend a game. $10 balcony tickets are available for tomorrow's game.

“So you can get up into the balcony, 10 dollars. We think our prices are very, very affordable but when you look at a $10 ticket in the balcony, $8 for juniors, it costs you almost less to come to a basketball game at Boise State than it does a movie and everybody saw movies over Christmas break and all that. So now come watch some basketball," said Larrondo.

Fan attendance has averaged around 4,600 for non-conference games, which is a good start for BSU.

“So our intent is to get 8,000 to 10,000 people in the arena for our conference game and then on big conference games even get that to the point where we get 10, 11, 12 thousand people,” said Larrondo.

Everyone loves a good rivalry which usually brings an uptick in attendance for conference play. As long as the Broncos do their job on the court, it is only right the fans come and support them.

“Understand that #1 this is a really good basketball team we have. They’ve represented well and they’re fun to watch and I think you’re going to be entertained by them. And how much it means to us when we get a big crowd and what a difference it makes in the game," said Leon Rice, Head Coach.

Instead of sitting in the comfort of your home, come out and see the Broncos take on the Colorado State Rams, who are 7-6, in their conference play debut. Tip off is at 7:30 pm.

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