Broncos to Face New Mexico Wednesday
Fourth-place Boise State opens week on the road against third-place New Mexico Lobos.
Jan. 17, 2017
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A QUICK GAME PREVIEW
- The Game: The Broncos (13-3, 3-2 MW) are off to Albuquerque, N.M., for a Wednesday night Mountain West encounter with the New Mexico Lobos (8-8, 4-2 MW) at 7 p.m. (Mountain).
- Next Up: Boise State returns home to Taco Bell Arena, where it is 9-1 this year, when the Broncos host the San Jose State Spartans at 2 p.m. (MT) on Saturday.
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games throughout the season. Chris Lewis is in his fourth season as the voice of the Broncos.
- Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.
- Watch Live: The game will be broadcast live on the internet via the Mountain West Network on BroncoSports.com.
- Boise State snapped a two-game slide last Saturday when the Broncos defeated Fresno State 67-66 at home in their lone game of the week ... Boise State is now 13-3 overall and 3-2 in MW play.
- Brooke Pahukoa leads Boise State averaging 13.6 points per game (9th MW) ... Shalen Shaw adds 11.3 points (16th MW) and team-high 7.2 rebounds (13th MW) per game.
- Boise State ranks 52nd nationally in 3-point percentage at .355 and is 15th in 3-pointers made per game at 8.6 ... the Broncos average 71.8 points per game, second in the Mountain West.
- New Mexico is 8-8 overall and 4-2 in MW play ... the Lobos have lost two straight entering the week, 56-42 at UNLV (Jan. 11) and 78-63 at home versus Colorado State (Jan. 14).
- Cherise Beynon leads the Lobos on the year averaging 15.8 points (5th MW) and 7.5 rebounds (9th MW) per game ... Richelle Van Der Keijl adds a double-double 13.8 points (8th MW) and 10.3 rebounds (2nd MW) per game.
- New Mexico averages 68.9 points (4th MW) per game on the year, allows 63.1 ppg (6th MW) and is shooting 38.2 percent (9th MW) from the floor as a team and 28.4 percent (11th MW) from beyond the arc.
- This will be the 14th meeting in the series all-time which Boise State leads 8-5 and 6-4 in the MW regular-season series.
- The Broncos are 3-2 all-time in Albuquerque versus the Lobos.
- The Lobos won the last meeting between the two programs 70-60 at Boise (Feb. 17, 2016).
BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES
- The Broncos are 3-2 in conference play following a 67-66 win last Saturday (Jan. 14) at home over Fresno State which was preceded by a pair of defeats to UNLV, 58-55, in Boise (Jan. 4) and at San Diego State, 84-77, (Jan. 7).
- Boise State is now 13-3 overall and 3-2 in MW play.
- The Broncos started the season off at 12-1 overall which tied for the best start in program history after 13 games, since the 1974-75 squad set the school record at 12-0 before dropping to 12-1 ... the 1971-72 and 1973-74 teams also went 12-1.
- Boise State just completed its best pre-conference campaign in program history at 10-1.
- Boise State has a balanced offensive attack and has had three or more players reach double-figure scoring in 13 of the first 16 games ... they are 11-2 in those 13 contests.
- Balanced attack with nine players having scored double-digit points this season, six have led the team in scoring at least once ... no one has led the team in scoring more than five times (Brooke Pahukoa).
- The Broncos currently have four players averaging double-digit points led by Brooke Pahukoa (13.6 ppg) followed by Shalen Shaw (11.3 ppg), Marta Hermida (10.3 ppg) and Marijke Vanderschaaf (10.0 ppg) ... five players average 8.3 or more points per game.
- Four Broncos have reached double-digit points at least eight times each with a high of 12 by Shaw.
- Boise State is second in the MW for 3-point percentage as a team at .355 to rank 52nd nationally ... they are 34th in the nation for total 3-pointers made at 137 and 15th nationally for 3-pointers made per game at 8.6.
- Defensively, Boise State ranks second in the MW and is 41st nationally in 3-point defense holding opponents to 27.7 percent from beyond the arc.
- On the year the Broncos have two of the top-15 3-point shooters in the MW: Riley Lupfer (.390) is seventh, while Brooke Pahukoa (.385) is 10th.
- Head coach Gordy Presnell hit the 600 career wins milestone against Portland (Dec. 18), Presnell is the 32nd coach in NCAA DI history to hit the mark ... he now has 604 wins.
- Yaiza Rodriguez has dished out nine or more assists in six contests to date and six or more in 12 games ... she has three with 10-plus.
- Rodriguez leads the MW and is ninth nationally in assists per game at 7.1.
- Rodriguez set the school’s career assists record earlier this fall at 452 and has since stretched it out to 537.
- Rodriguez is the first Bronco and seventh individual in MW history to reach the 500 assists milestone ... had eight versus Hawaii (Dec. 20) to reach the mark.
- Rodriguez is now fifth in MW history for career assists at 537, nine short of fourth.
- Brooke Pahukoa leads the team and ranks ninth in the MW for points per game at 13.6 ... she has eight games in double-digit points, four with 20-plus, including 20 in the win at Colorado State (Dec. 31).
- Brooke Pahukoa has moved into 12th all-time (1,122) for career points at Boise State, 41 short of 11th.
- Brooke Pahukoa is 10th in the MW for 3-point percentage at .385 and is tied for third in the league for 3-pointers per game at 2.1.
- Shalen Shaw is second on team and 16th in MW for scoring at 11.3 points per game ... she leads the team and is 13th in MW for rebounds at 7.2 per game.
- Shaw tallied a team-high eight rebounds against Concordia (Dec. 7) to reach the 500 career rebounds milestone ... she currently stands at 563 to rank 16th all-time at Boise State, 17 short of sole possession of 15th.
- Marijke Vanderschaaf is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game (2nd on team / 14th MW) and has 11 games with six or more boards ... she had a career-high 11 in win at Colorado State (Dec. 31).
- Vanderschaaf has scored double-figure points in eight of the last 12 contests including a career-high 22 at San Diego State (Jan. 7).