Coach Leon Rice: That’s Why They Have Twins
Boise State basketball coach Leon Rice took a few minutes to visit with the media today before his team left for Reno and their Saturday showdown with Nevada.
Immediately he was asked about Nevada's Cody martin who may or may not play tomorrow night because of an achilles injury. Cody is averaging better than 13 points per game while his twin brother Caleb martin averages 16 a contest.
Rice says whenever he hears a player is doubtful he just figures that player is going to play. Then in truce Rice fashion he said "Besides they have twins, so they have an extra!"
Cody and Caleb are both 6-7 205 and while technically they do have an extra, without Cody Nevada would be down to seven scholarship players.
Boise States biggest advantage Saturday might well be it's bench. They scored 30 points total in the win over Utah State as Chandler Hutchison struggled but zero against San Diego State as Hutchison poured in 44.
Rice told me today the bench seems to know what the team needs and does exactly what the game dictates.
Speaking in tennis terms the Broncos are gunning for a "break" in Reno tomorrow and then holding "serve" when the Pack comes to Boise next month. Last year Boise State lost both games to Nevada and the Bronco players took that personally.
Boise State is 16-3 overall 6-1 in Mountain West action, Nevada is 17-3 and 6-0.