Idaho colleges: Boise State basketball hosting free fan event Oct. 30

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 22, 2013 

— BOISE — The men’s and womens programs are putting on “Heat Up the Hardwood’’ in Taco Bell Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. — with the teams greeting fans starting at 6:30 — and the event starts at 7.

The night will include the introductions of both teams, video recaps of last seasons, competitions, a chance to hear both coaches and fan interaction. The competitions include a hot shot contest, 3-point shooting, dunk exhibition and an intrasquad scrimmage. Some fans will get the change to compete in and judge the competitions, and both teams will sign autographs at the end of the night.

Boise State students can enter Taco Bell Arena through Lobby 1, where there will be free pizza and drinks.

IDAHO’S BARONE TURNS PRO: Former Idaho basketball player and 2013 WAC Player of the Year Kyle Barone has signed with PGE Turow Zgorzelec in Poland. He averaged 17.1 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Vandals last season, and left Idaho as one of the most prolific big men in program history. His 126 games played are a program record, and he never missed a game in his four-year career. His 869 rebounds are second in program history and his 1,433 career points are third. In addition to Barone, former Idaho point guard Landon Tatum has signed a professional contract with Germany’s Gotha II. He started all 33 games for Idaho in 2011-12 and averaged 7.4 points and 4.7 assists a game.

BSU WOMEN’S GOLF: Sophomore McKenzie Ford fired a career-low 1-under 71 — one shot out of the lead — and the Broncos sit in first place after the opening round of the Colby Invitational at the Silver Creek Country Club in San Jose, Calif. Boise State (303) enters Tuesday’s final round with a two-stroke lead over Cal State Northridge (305).

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