Winning on the road is rough in the Mountain West

Winning on the road is rough in the Mountain West »Play Video
UNLV's Anthony Marshall looks to pass against Derrick Marks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Three Mountain West Conference road games this season, and the Bronco men's basketball team only has one victory, but their two losses came against the top two teams in the Mountain, San Diego State and then New Mexico.

Neither spot is a friendly place for any road team, and the Broncos know from experience. But when you talk to head coach Leon Rice he's pretty happy with the way his players have handled themselves away from the Bell.

"We've done a nice job on the road this year. We've been really competitive, we've been right there when we've played on the road. We've won a couple, and had a great showing at Nevada.These road games, you have to be pretty special to go out and get it done in Mountain West road games."

Slow starts have been a big problem for the Broncos this season, so the faster they can figure things out at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, the better their odds of picking up a second conference road win.

Tip time in Las Vegas, Nevada is just after 6 PM. You can watch all the action on the CBS Sports Network.