Boise State Host New Mexico in MW Play Wednesday Night

Jan. 21, 2014

GAME FACTS

  • Opponent: New Mexico 
  • Location: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
  • Date: Jan. 22 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 7 p.m. (Mountain)
  • Live Stats: BroncoSports.com
  • Live Video: BroncoSports.com 

The Last Meeting
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February 16, 2013
Boise, Idaho
Broncos Comes Up Short in Loss to New Mexico
Broncos Comes Up Short in Loss to New Mexico


WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Boise State (8-8, 3-2 MW) opens week four of Mountain West Conference play at home in Taco Bell Arena when the New Mexico Lobos (7-9, 2-3 MW) come to town for a 7 p.m. (Mountain) tip.
  • Radio Broadcast: Listen live to each game via radio broadcast by KTIK (AM 1350) and at BroncoSports.com as Chris Lewis calls the action. 
  • Follow the Game: The contest against the Lobos will feature live stats on BroncoSports.com at http://www.broncosports.com/sports/w-baskbl/sched/bosu-w-baskbl-sched.html and free live video at http://www.broncosports.com/videos/.
  • Next Up: Boise State will hit the road on Friday to travel to San Jose, Calif., for a encounter with the San Jose State Spartans (8-9, 2-4 MW) at 3 p.m. (Mountain) Saturday afternoon. 


THE SERIES

  • All-Time Record: Wednesday’s game will be the seventh meeting all-time in the series between the Broncos and Lobos with the series tied at 3-3, it will be the fifth Mountain West encounter. New Mexico has won three straight over Boise State.
  • Last Year: New Mexico swept the Broncos in 2013 with a 58-53 win in Albuquerque and a 66-58 win in Boise. 


SETTING THE SCENE

  • Preseason Poll: New Mexico was selected to finish fourth while Boise State was picked to place eighth in the 2014 conference race in the combined coaches and media preseason poll. 
  • Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have won three of their last four games including two straight: a 73-64 home win over San Diego State, a hard fought 55-48 loss at Wyoming, a 67-64 victory over Nevada and most recently a 71-68 road win at Utah State. 
  • Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are 8-8 on the year and 3-2 in conference action ... they are in fourth place in the league standings. 
  • Recently for New Mexico: The Lobos have lost two straight, 78-56 at UNLV and 75-73 to Fresno State at home last Saturday. 
  • New Mexico’s Record: UNM is 7-9 overall and 2-3 in MW play ... the Lobos are in a four-way tie for sixth place. 
  • Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 7-2 overall and 2-0 during MW action in Taco Bell Arena this year. They are 268-142 (.654 pct.) all-time in the arena.
  • Boise State on the Road: The Broncos are 1-6 on the road winning their last game away from Boise 71-68 at Utah State (Jan. 18).
  • New Mexico on the Road: The Lobos are 1-5 on the road with the lone victory coming on a neutral floor. 
  • Leading the Broncos: Boise State is being led by sophomore center Miquelle Askew at 13.8 points per game (5th MW) and team-second-best 6.3 rebounds per game (11th MW), followed by redshirt-sophomore forward Lexie Der at 11.2 points per game and team-best 7.0 rebounds per game (7th MW). After six games Deanna Weaver is averaging 15.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg, in league games Weaver is tied for fourth in the league for scoring at 16.0 ppg.
  • Leading the Lobos: New Mexico is led by Antiesha Brown at 13.0 points per game (12th MW), followed by Sara Halazs at 11.6 ppg and team-high 6.2 rebounds per game (13th MW). 
  • Boise State as a Team: On the year Boise State is averaging 69.6 points (6th MW) and 37.3 rebounds (10th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 71.6 points (7th MW) and 40 boards (6th MW) per game ... in league they are scoring 64.4 ppg (10th MW) and rebounding 36.6 rpg (10th MW), while allowing 64.6 ppg (5th MW) and 38.6 rpg (t-5th MW).
  • New Mexico as a Team: This season the Lobos average 60.9 points per game (10th MW) and 40.9 rebounds (5th MW) per game, while allowing 64.6 points (3rd MW) and 35.6 rebounds per game (2nd MW). In conference action they are averaging 66.8 ppg (7th MW) and 39.4 rpg (6th MW), defensively they allow 69.6 ppg (8th MW) and 32.4 rpg (1st MW).
  • The Coaches: Yvonne Sanchez is in her third season at New Mexico where she is 35-43, her career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 144-121 and 540-248 in his 27th season all-time.
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