This time of the year it's hard for college basketball to get the spotlight what with all the football news but for this week at least basketball is the name of the game at Boise State.

The Bronco men are at Tulsa tonight while the BSU women host BYU.

For the men this is a continuation of what head coach Leon Rice calls the toughest November-December schedule ever! Tulsa is 7-2 with a win over Vanderbilt!

None the less, coach Rice tells me his Bronco squad continues to improve with every game and he credits the competition.

Boise State is 5-3 overall including a win over BYU who has since beaten UCLA at the Maui Classic and just last night the Cougars throttled Nevada 75-42. That overtime win by Boise State looking more impressive with every BYU win.

Speaking of BYU, the lady Cougars are in Boise tonight, they come to town with a 3-3 record. Boise State is 6-4 but will need a big night down low from center Mallory McGwire who was named the Mountain West player of the week.

The 6-5 McGwire will have to post up on BYU's 6-7 center Sara Hamson in the fight for points in the paint.

By the way, Boise State and BYU haven't met in women's basketball since 2002, 17 seasons ago and BYU leads the overall series 11-7.

Tonight's tip at Extra Mile Arena is 7pm.