The No. 7 seed Northwestern Wildcats (21-11) will aim to beat the No. 10 seed Boise State Broncos (24-9) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Golden 1 Center. This contest tips off at 7:35 PM.

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Northwestern vs. Boise State Game Info

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Northwestern Stats Insights

  • This season, the Wildcats have a 40.6% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.7% lower than the 41.3% of shots the Broncos' opponents have hit.
  • Northwestern is 14-3 when it shoots better than 41.3% from the field.
  • The Broncos are the 89th-ranked rebounding team in the country, while the Wildcats sit at 157th.
  • The Wildcats score 67.7 points per game, only 3.4 more points than the 64.3 the Broncos allow.
  • Northwestern has a 14-3 record when scoring more than 64.3 points.

Boise State Stats Insights

  • The Broncos have shot at a 45.5% clip from the field this season, 4.3 percentage points above the 41.2% shooting opponents of the Wildcats have averaged.
  • Boise State is 19-5 when it shoots higher than 41.2% from the field.
  • The Broncos are the 89th-ranked rebounding team in the country, the Wildcats sit at 142nd.
  • The Broncos average 9.7 more points per game (72.2) than the Wildcats give up to opponents (62.5).
  • When Boise State allows fewer than 67.7 points, it is 17-1.

Northwestern Home & Away Comparison

  • In home games, Northwestern is putting up 1.3 fewer points per game (68.2) than it is when playing on the road (69.5).
  • Defensively the Wildcats have been better at home this season, giving up 60.3 points per game, compared to 68.4 in away games.
  • In terms of total three-pointers made, Northwestern has fared better at home this season, sinking 8.1 per game, compared to 7.8 away from home. Meanwhile, it has produced a 32.4% three-point percentage at home and a 34.1% mark on the road.

Boise State Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, Boise State scores 75.4 points per game. On the road, it scores 69.7.
  • At home the Broncos are giving up 60.7 points per game, 9.8 fewer points than they are away (70.5).
  • Beyond the arc, Boise State drains fewer treys on the road (7.5 per game) than at home (8.3), and shoots a lower percentage away (34%) than at home (38.6%) as well.

Northwestern Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/1/2023 Penn State L 68-65 Welsh-Ryan Arena
3/5/2023 @ Rutgers W 65-53 Jersey Mike's Arena
3/10/2023 Penn State L 67-65 United Center
3/16/2023 Boise State - Golden 1 Center

Boise State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 @ Utah State L 86-73 Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
3/9/2023 UNLV W 87-76 Thomas & Mack Center
3/11/2023 Utah State L 72-62 Thomas & Mack Center
3/16/2023 Northwestern - Golden 1 Center