Boise State Hosts New Mexico in MW Play
The Broncos will host the Lobos at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Taco Bell Arena.
Jan. 16, 2015
Bronco Weekly: Head coach Gordy Presnell talks about the team's loss to Wyoming last Saturday, and looks ahead to hosting New Mexico.
- New Mexico (7-9, 3-2 MW) at Boise State (11-4, 3-1 MW)
- Jan. 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Mountain Time)
- Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
- Ninth Meeting in Series
- Game: Boise State (11-4, 3-1 MW) will host New Mexico (7-9, 3-2 MW) in a Mountain West Conference game Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. (Mountain) in Taco Bell Arena.
- Next Up: The Broncos will hit the road Wednesday night to face the San Jose State Spartans (8-8, 2-3 MW) at 8 p.m. (Mountain) in the SJSU Events Center.
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games this season. Chris Lewis returns for his second season as the voice of the Broncos.
- Internet Broadcast: You can listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Preseason MW Poll: The preseason coaches/media poll selected the Broncos second, while New Mexico was projected ninth of 11 teams.
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are currently 11-4 overall and 3-1 in MW play, good for third place.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have gone 3-1 in league play defeating Colorado State 75-65 (Dec. 31) in the MW opener at Boise followed by a 63-53 win at Utah State (Jan. 3), a 64-59 loss at home to Wyoming (Jan. 10) and a 78-67 win at UNLV (Jan. 14) last time out.
- New Mexico’s Record: The Lobos enter the game at 7-9 on the year and 3-2 in league play which places them in fourth place.
- Recently for UNM: The Lobos have won six of their last eight contests and three straight ... most recently they defeated San Diego State 62-53 and Utah State 60-59 at home, followed by a 70-47 win at Air Force this past Wednesday.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 7-1 at home in 2014-15 ... they went 11-4 in Taco Bell Arena last year and are now 279-145 (.658 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena.
- Boise State on the Road: The Broncos are 4-3 on the road in 2014-15.
- New Mexico at Home: The Lobos are solid at home in The Pit where they are 6-2 this year.
- New Mexico on the Road: UNM has struggled on the road this season going 1-7.
- Bronco Leaders: Deanna Weaver leads the team at 14.3 points (MW 8th) and second-best 6.0 rebounds (MW t-15th) per game, she also leads the MW in 3-point percentage at .452 (NCAA 17th) ... Miquelle Askew is next in scoring at 10.3 ppg, Keiahnna Engel adds 8.4 ppg ... Camille Redmon leads on the glass at 6.4 rebounds per game (MW 13th) and in blocks at 2.2 per game (MW 3rd/NCAA 45th).
- Lobo Leaders: Antiesha Brown leads UNM at 14.1 points per game (MW 9th) ... Khadijah Shumpert is next averaging 11.7 ppg and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game (MW 8th).
- Boise State as a Team: Offensively, Boise State is averaging 71.5 points (MW 2nd/NCAA 69th) and 41 rebounds (MW 4th) per game ... Defensively, the Broncos are second in the league allowing 59.1 points (NCAA 75th) and 34.7 rebounds (MW 1st) per game.
- New Mexico as a Team: Offensively, the Lobos average 59.8 points (MW 9th) and 38.1 rebounds (MW 10th) per game ... Defensively, they are allowing 62.8 ppg (MW 5th) and 35.8 rpg (MW 3rd).
- The Coaches: Yvonne Sanchez is now in her fourth season as head coach at New Mexico where she is 46-62, her career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his 10th season at Boise State where he is 165-131 and 561-258 in his 28th season all-time.
- All-Time Record: This is the ninth meeting all-time between the Lobos and Broncos with Boise State leading 5-3.
- Current Streak: Boise State swept UNM last year for the current two-game win streak ... the Broncos won 74-60 in Boise followed by a 86-80 overtime win in Albuquerque.
- MW Series: Boise State leads the conference series 4-2 since the Broncos joined the league for the 2011-12 campaign.
- Series in Boise: Boise State leads the all-time series 3-1 for games played at Boise.
- Mountain West Conference: Boise State is 103-81 all-time against the current membership of the Mountain West; however, they are 24-26 in MW contests.