Broncos Host San Jose State Saturday
Jan. 20, 2017

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: The Broncos (13-4, 3-3 MW) returns home to Taco Bell Arena, where it is 9-1 this year, to host the San Jose State Spartans (6-12, 3-3 MW) at 2 p.m. (Mountain) on Saturday. 
  • Next Up: Boise State hits the road for Reno next Wednesday to face the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-10, 1-5 MW) at 7:30 p.m. (MT)
  • 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. 


TIME CHANGE

  • The tip time for next Saturday's home game against league-leading Wyoming has been moved up to 1 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.


A QUICK GAME PREVIEW

  • Boise State is coming off a 75-68 loss Wednesday night at New Mexico and is now 13-4 overall and 3-3 in Mountain West play.
  • Brooke Pahukoa leads Boise State on the year averaging 14.1 points per game (8th MW) ... Shalen Shaw adds 11.2 points (17th MW) and team-high 7.2 rebounds (t-11th MW) per game.
  • Boise State leads the Mountain West in scoring offense averaging 71.6 points per game while shooting 40.2 percent (5th MW) from the floor and 34.5 percent (3rd MW) from behind the arc. 
  • San Jose State is 6-12 overall and 3-2 in MW play ... the Spartans are also coming in to the game off a road loss falling 89-60 at Wyoming on Wednesday.
  • Dezz Ramos leads SJSU and the conference in scoring averaging 22.7 points per game ... Jasmine Smith adds 11.8 points (15th MW) and team-high 8.8 rebounds (4th MW) per game. 
  • SJSU is second in the MW for scoring on the year averaging 71.3 points per game, while allowing 80.7 ppg (11th MW) ... the Spartans shoot 38 percent (9th MW) from the floor as a team and 30.1 percent (7th MW) from beyond the arc. 
  • This will be the 29th meeting in the series all-time which Boise State leads 17-11 and 4-1 in the MW regular-season series.
  • The Broncos have won four straight and 14 of the last 15 contests over the Spartans. 



BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES


TEAM NOTES

  • The Broncos are 3-3 in conference play following a 75-68 loss at New Mexico on Wednesday, which was preceded by a 67-66 home win over Fresno State last Saturday.
  • Boise State is now 13-4 overall and 9-1 in Taco Bell Arena this season.
  • Boise State has a balanced offensive attack and has had three or more players reach double-figure scoring in 13 of the first 17 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 six times (Brooke Pahukoa).
  • The Broncos currently have two players averaging double-digit points led by Brooke Pahukoa (14.1 ppg) followed by Shalen Shaw (11.2 ppg) ... five players average 7.9 or more points per game.
  • Four Broncos have reached double-digit points at least eight times each and a total of six have had five or more with a high of 12 by Shaw.
  • Boise State is third in the MW for 3-point percentage as a team at .345 ... they are 29th in the nation for total 3-pointers made at 143 and 17th nationally for 3-pointers made per game at 8.4.
  • Defensively, Boise State ranks second in the MW and is 38th nationally in 3-point defense holding opponents to 27.6 percent from beyond the arc.
  • On the year the Broncos have two of the top-15 3-point shooters in the MW, Brooke Pahukoa (.381) is eighth, while Riley Lupfer (.376) is ninth.
  • 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.
  • Winter Chill, Boise State shot 38.8 percent from 3-point range in nonconference play to lead the MW and rank 17th nationally, since Christmas and the start of league the Broncos have struggled shooting a chilly 26.7 percent to rank ninth in the MW for conference games. 


INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • 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 is second in the MW and 13th nationally in assists per game at 7.0.
  • Rodriguez set the school’s career assists record earlier this fall at 452 and has since stretched it out to 543.
  • Rodriguez is now fifth in MW history for career assists at 543, three short of tying for fourth.
  • Brooke Pahukoa leads the team and ranks eighth in the MW for points per game at 14.1 ... she has eight games in double-digit points, five with 20-plus, including 21 last time out at New Mexico (Jan. 18).
  • Brooke Pahukoa has moved into 12th all-time (1,143) for career points at Boise State, 20 short of 11th.
  • Brooke Pahukoa is eighth in the MW for 3-point percentage at .381 and is sixth in the league for 3-pointers per game at 2.1.
  • Shalen Shaw is second on team and 17th in MW for scoring at 11.2 points per game ... she leads the team and is 11th 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 571 to rank 16th all-time at Boise State, nine short of sole possession of 15th.
  • Shaw ranks fourth in the MW for career double-doubles with 14, two this season.
  • Marijke Vanderschaaf is averaging 6.5 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 13 contests including a career-high 22 at San Diego State (Jan. 7).

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