Broncos Look To Rebound Saturday
Jan. 5, 2018
Boise State (8-6, 2-1 MW) vs. Wyoming (8-5, 1-1 MW)
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (8-6, 2-1 MW) looks to rebound from its first conference loss as it hosts Wyoming for a 2 p.m. tip Saturday.
Saturday’s contest is the first of back-to-back home games, as the Broncos will host Fresno State next Wednesday (Jan. 10) at 7 p.m. before traveling to San Diego for a 2 p.m. MT tip at San Diego State next Saturday (Jan. 13).
LAST TIME OUT
The Broncos and Lobos engaged in a classic shootout, with the teams going back-and-forth for 36 minutes until New Mexico went on a 17-5, game-ending run to clinch the victory.
Guard Riley Lupfer led the Broncos with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including a 5-of-8 showing from behind the arc, posting her second-straight 20-point game. Fellow guard Marta Hermida went 8-for-13 from the field, including 3-of-7 on 3-point attempts, finishing the night with 19 points, while guard Braydey Hodgins added 10 points.
Forward Shalen Shaw scored 14 points and shared the Broncos’ game high in assists with Hermida at five.
The Cowgirls (8-5, 1-1 MW), with Joe Legerski in his 15th season at the helm, defeated Nevada, 66-60, Wednesday night, and are led by the play of Liv Roberts (11.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg) and Taylor Rusk (9.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg).
LUPFER POSTS ANOTHER 20-POINT GAME
Lupfer, after being named Mountain West Player of the Week Tuesday, scored 24 points and went 5-for-8 from behind the arc in Wednesday night’s loss at New Mexico, posting her second-straight game of at least 20 points and becoming the first Bronco to achieve the feat since Brooke Pahukoa had a three-game run from Feb. 28-March 7, 2017.
3-POINT SHOOTING IMPROVES
Over these last four games, Lupfer leads the Broncos with 19 treys, hitting at a 51.4-percent clip (19-for-37), while Hodgins (53.8 percent - 7-for-13), Hermida (33.3 percent - 6-for-18), and freshman Tess Amundsen (40.0 percent - 2-for-5) have also helped. On her own, however, Lupfer has accounted for nearly half of Boise State’s 3-pointers over the last four games (19 of 40).
Over three Mountain West games, the Broncos are shooting 41.2 percent from behind the arc, compared to the 28.6-percent figure they posted over 11 non-conference games.
HERMIDA TRENDING UPWARD AGAIN
Dec. 30 against UNLV, Hermida, despite a 4-for-10 showing from the field, hit two of her three 3-point attempts, and scored 10 points with four rebounds and three assists. She followed that Wednesday at New Mexico with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 3-for-7 effort from behind the arc, to go with four rebounds and five assists.
GOOD AT HOME AGAINST WYOMING
Wyoming’s lone win at Taco Bell Arena came three seasons ago, a 64-59 victory over the Broncos on Jan. 10, 2015.
HOT SHOOTING GAME
It was the first game that each team shot at least 50.0 percent since the Broncos and Carroll College each hit the mark on Dec. 9, 2012.
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