PACK the HOUSE Saturday for Air Force

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What's Happening

  • Saturday is the annual "Pack the House" game for the Broncos when they host the U.S. Air Force Academy in a Mountain West contest. Boise State is looking for its largest crowd of the season when the Falcons come to town for a game that will be televised nationally by the Mountain West Sports Network (The Mtn.).
  • Boise State's record attendance for this event is 4,518 versus La Tech on Feb. 3, 2007.
  • Tip-off is scheduled for 4:02 p.m. (Mountain) in Taco Bell Arena.
  • Next Up For Boise State: After Saturday's contest with Air Force the Broncos will face one of their longest weeks of the season. They play at Colorado State on Tuesday, Feb. 14, then return home before traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain) on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Mtn. will televise both games live.
Follow the Game:
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350), Chris King will call all the action
  • Live Stats:  www.BroncoSports.com
  • Live Internet Audio: www.BroncoSports.com (No internet video for this game)
  • T.V.:  The Mtn. (Direct TV  616, Cable One 329), PBP - Mike Evans, Analyst - Andrea Lloyd.

PACK the HOUSE Game Promotions
  • Everyone wear ORANGE.
  • Family Four Pack: $20 = four tickets, four hotdogs and four sodas.
  • First 500 fans will receive an ORANGE pom pom.
  • See members of the Boise State Football team compete at halftime in a basketball game.
  • Postgame shoot-around with the women's basketball team.

Pregame Notes for Air Force Contest
  • TV GAMES: This game is the first of three consecutive games for the Broncos that will be televised live on The Mtn.
  • RECENTLY FOR BOISE STATE: Boise State will try to extend the momentum gained from last Saturday's 68-64 road win at New Mexico to start the second half of the conference season.
  • BOISE STATE'S RECORD: The victory over the Lobos snapped a five-game losing streak as the Broncos bring a 12-11 overall record and a 3-5 conference mark, good for sixth-place, into Saturday's Air Force contest.
  • RECENTLY FOR AIR FORCE: Air Force has lost nine straight games including a 67-44 road loss at New Mexico (Feb. 1) and a 77-39 home defeat at the hands of the Colorado State Rams last Saturday (Feb. 4).
  • AIR FORCE'S RECORD: Air Force brings a 5-18 overall mark and a 0-8 conference record into the match up with Boise State.
  • THE FIRST MEETING: The Broncos are going for the sweep over the Falcons after winning the first meeting of the year (Jan. 14) in a shootout in Clune Arena at the Air Force Academy in Colorado by an 81-75 score.
  • THE SERIES: This will be the second encounter as league rivals and the fourth meeting all-time between Air Force and Boise State with the Broncos winning the three previous contests, series: 2-0 at Air Force and 1-0 in Boise (Bronco Gym).
  • BRONCOS AT HOME: The Broncos are 252-131 (66 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena and 143-80 (64.1 pct.) in conference games since it opened in the fall of 1982.
  • PRESNELL AT HOME: The Broncos are 73-29 (71.6 pct.) at home under coach Presnell and 8-6 this season.
  • AIR FORCE ON THE ROAD: The Falcons enter the game 3-10 on the road overall and 0-4 in conference away from Clune Arena.
  • LEADING THE BRONCOS: Boise State is led by Kati Isham (4th MW) and Lauren Lenhardt (5th MW) averaging 15 points per game apiece on the year combining for 43 percent of the Broncos' points per game. Lenhardt leads the MW in scoring during league games at 20.1 points per game powered by four games with 20-plus points.
  • LEADING THE FALCONS: Air Force is led on the year by Alicia Leipprandt averaging a MW eighth-best 13.4 points per game, followed by Dymond James ranked 11th in MW at 12.3 ppg, James is 10th in conference games at 13.5 ppg.
  • COMPARING THE TEAMS: The game will pit the Broncos' league leading scoring offense on the season averaging 69.6 points per game against the Falcons' seventh-ranked offense scoring 55.1 ppg. Defensively the two teams rank seventh and eighth with Boise State allowing 67.9 ppg to Air Force's 70.6.
  • PRESEASON POLL: Air Force was picked to place seventh while Boise State was projected at eighth in this year's MW Preseason poll (combined coaches and media poll).
  • THE COACHES: Andrea Williams is 14-39 (26.4 pct.) in her second season at Air Force and 0-1 versus Boise State. Gordy Presnell is in his seventh season at Boise State where he is 122-89 (57.8 pct.) and 1-0 versus Air Force.

Boise State Versus Air Force
  • Saturday's encounter will be the second meeting of the season, second as conference rivals and fourth all-time in the series which Boise State leads 3-0.
  • The Broncos won the first meeting of the season in Colorado on Jan. 14 by a 81-75 score.
  • The only other meetings in the series has Boise State winning at Air Force 71-66 on Nov. 22, 2003 followed by a 47-35 win at Boise in Bronco Gym on Dec. 10, 2004.

Last Time Between Boise State and Air Force (Jan. 14)
  • Boise State held off a pesky Air Force squad 81-75 to claim a Mountain West Conference road victory as the Broncos went to 2-0 in league.
  •  Lauren Lenhardt (season-high 29 points), Kati Isham (19) and Heather Pilcher (13) combined for 61 points to lead the Broncos to the victory.
  • Dymond James led Air Force with 24 points and 10 rebounds followed by Michelle Ivey's 18 points and Alicia Leipprandt's 16.
  • Trailing by one (33-32) at the half, Boise State wasted little time taking the lead for good when the second period began with a 14-4 run.
  • Both teams shot 44 percent from the floor, but Boise State's 50 percent (9-18) from beyond the arc was key as the Falcons went two-for-seven (28.6 pct.).
  • The Broncos also had a 25 to 14 edge in points off turnovers.