Pack the Bell and bring a bear

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Boise State's Anthony Drmic (3) shows some emotion after dunking against LSU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Boise, Idaho. BSU went on to win 89-70. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Boise State men's basketball team has been almost unbeatable at home this season ... Literally. In their dozen games at Taco Bell Arena this year, the BSU has won all but the New Mexico game.

The Lobos sit on top of the Mountain West Conference standings, rank 14 in the latest national polls, and the Broncos still found a way to force overtime against them. The Broncos like playing at the Bell, especially when the stands are packed with Bronco bakers.

"Well, we've got a huge game tomorrow night against Nevada, and we need the fans to come out and help us. It's gonna be a great atmosphere, a great game. You don't have many opportunities to see this team, and you know we're in the hunt for post season, and having a great fan base, and a great home court advantage is crucial to our success," said Rice.

Tip time Wednesday night is 6 pm (MTN), so make sure you get there early. And don't forget to bring a teddy bear.

It's the 25th year of the Boise Noon Optimists Club "Bear Care" event. The Optimists collect teddy bears for the Ada County Sheriff's department, so officers can give a bear to a child when they come across children in stressful situations.