San Diego St. faces Boise State in MWC semis

Boise State (20-11, 12-7) vs. San Diego State (29-1, 18-1)

Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: A ticket to the MWC championship game is ready to be punched as Boise State and San Diego State are set to square off. In the regular season, San Diego State won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on Feb. 16, when the Aztecs outshot Boise State 55.6 percent to 41.2 percent and had seven fewer turnovers en route to a 17-point victory.


OFFENSIVE THREAT: Malachi Flynn has either made or assisted on 53 percent of all San Diego State field goals over the last five games. Flynn has 37 field goals and 29 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: Boise State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 20-6 when scoring at least 61.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Aztecs have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Broncos. San Diego State has 42 assists on 73 field goals (57.5 percent) across its previous three games while Boise State has assists on 35 of 68 field goals (51.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The stout San Diego State defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 38.5 percent, the 10th-lowest mark in Division I. Boise State has allowed opponents to shoot 44.6 percent through 31 games (ranking the Broncos 267th).