LEARFIELD SPORTS’ PARTNER SCHOOL MATCH UP IDAHO VS. BOISE STATE DEC. 20 TELEVISED BY ROOT SPORTS

LEARFIELD SPORTS’ PARTNER SCHOOL MATCH UP IDAHO VS. BOISE STATE DEC. 20 TELEVISED BY ROOT SPORTS

ROOT SPORTS™ will televise the Idaho vs. Boise State men’s basketball game on Dec. 20, 2012, at 7 p.m. MT, live from CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The network will show more than 100 college basketball games in 2012-13, including match-ups from the Pac-12, Big 12, Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference, West Coast Conference and Conference USA.

Boise State leads the all-time series between the schools, 51-40, and took last year’s matchup with a 76-73 win at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The Broncos’ close win marked the 24th time since 1971 that an Idaho vs. Boise State game was decided by fewer than five points.  This particular game is part of the agreement announced last month between Learfield Sports and DIRECTV Sports Networks, parent company of ROOT SPORTS, calling for ROOT SPORTS to broadcast a package of 14 Mountain West Conference men’s basketball games.

ROOT SPORTS will televise four Boise State men’s basketball games throughout the season, including matchups against Wyoming (Jan. 9) and New Mexico (Jan. 16 and Feb. 16). Idaho men’s basketball will be featured three times, with additional games against Seattle U (Dec. 29) and the University of Denver (Feb. 9).

ROOT SPORTS is available on all major cable and satellite providers throughout Idaho. Check www.ROOTSPORTS.com/rockymountain or www.ROOTSPORTS.com/northwest for more information.

ROOT SPORTS™ is the home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, University of Denver and Big Sky Conference. The network reaches more than 2.7 million households across nine states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are also available in high definition.

ROOT SPORTS™ is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach more than 8.8 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.