Broncos Host Air Force Saturday
Jan. 26, 2018
Boise State (12-8, 6-3 MW) vs. Air Force (1-17, 1-6 MW)
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (12-8, 6-3 MW) completes the first round of Mountain West play Saturday, hosting Air Force (1-17, 1-6 MW) for a 2 p.m. tip. The Broncos will have their first by of the season this Wednesday (Jan. 31), and will return to action next Saturday (Feb. 3) at UNLV.
LAST TIME OUT
The Broncos shot a blazing 63.6 percent from 3-point range, finishing 14-for-22, and shooting 58.6 percent (41-for-70) overall from the field. Riley Lupfer went 7-for-10 from distance, matching her career high for 3-pointers made, while Marta Hermida went 3-for-4 from deep in addition to handing out a Boise State-record 14 assists to go with 16 points.
Shalen Shaw posted her fifth double-double of the season, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, six Broncos finished the game scoring in double figures, as A’Shanti Coleman (career-high 14 points), Ellie Woerner (12) and Tess Amundsen (11) joined Lupfer, Hermida, and Shaw in that group.
The Falcons (1-17, 1-6 MW) earned their first win of the season Wednesday night, defeating Utah State, 57-50. With Chris Gobrecht in her third year at the helm, Air Force is led by the play of Kaelin Immel (15.4 ppg, 43 3-pointers) and Cortney Porter (9.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg).
ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
The 112 points set the Mountain West record for most points in a conference game, exceeding Nevada’s 11-month record of 108. The point total was also the second-highest single-game total in both program and conference history.
The following Boise State final-game stats ranked in the program’s single-game Top 10: Field Goals Made (41) - T-Second 3-Point FG Percentage (63.6) - Second 3-Pointers Made (14) - T-Fifth Assists (31) - Fifth Field-Goal Percentage (58.6) - Ninth
ALMOST ANOTHER TRIPLE-DOUBLE
The Madrid, Spain, native passed out a Boise State-record 14 assists, eclipsing the previous mark of 13 shared by Yaiza Rodriguez and Diana Lee, and came up just two rebounds shy of her second triple-double of the season. Hermida would finish the game with 16 points, eight rebounds, and 14 assists.
Hermida had previously posted a triple-double Nov. 26 againt Corban, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
RECORD PACE FOR LUPFER
Currently at 74 treys (sixth all-time in Boise State single-season history), Lupfer needs just eight more to eclipse Abby Vaughan’s record of 81 set in 2002-03.
LUPFER MOVES UP THE NCAA RANKINGS
Through Thursday’s (Jan. 27) games, Lupfer ranked seventh in the country in 3-pointers made (74), and ninth in 3-point field-goal percentage (46.0).
AMONG THE MW’S BEST
In conference play, Lupfer has heated up, as her 45 3-pointers has her 21 ahead of the closest competitor (New Mexico’s Alex Lapeyrolerie, with 24), and her 53.6-percent clip from behind the arc ranks second. Scoring-wise, Lupfer’s 21.0 points per game lead the Mountain West.
Boise State’s six true away wins this season, following Wednesday’s win at San Jose State, stand just two back of the eight in 2015-16, a mark that was the highest since winning 10 true road games in 2006-07. Boise State’s 4-1 road mark in Mountain West play is also just a win back of the 5-4 road MW records of the past two seasons, with the program’s all-time best conference road win total being seven (1991-92 Big Sky).
SIX(!) IN DOUBLE FIGURES
The Broncos had previously had five score in double figures against Northwest Christian, (Nov. 10), at Eastern Washington (Dec. 3), and against St. Francis (Pa.) (Dec. 21).
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