Boise State Plays at New Mexico Wednesday
Broncos look for ninth conference win of the year.
Feb. 10, 2014
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- Opponent: New Mexico Lobos (8-13, 3-7 MW)
- Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
- Facility: The Pit
- Date: Feb. 12 (Wednesday)
- Time: 7 p.m. (Mountain)
- Live Stats: BroncoSports.com
- Live Video: TheMW.com
The Last Meeting
January 22, 2014
- The Game: Boise State (13-9, 8-3 MW) will play its lone game of the week on the road at New Mexico (8-13, 3-7 MW) this Wednesday night, tip in The Pit is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Mountain).
- 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 at New Mexico will feature live stats on BroncoSports.com at http://www.broncosports.com/sports/w-baskbl/sched/bosu-w-baskbl-sched.html, as well as live video on the Mountain West website at http://www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.
- Next Up: Boise State will return to action next Wednesday (Feb. 19) when the Broncos host league leading Colorado State (18-4, 10-1 MW) in a key Mountain West game in Taco Bell Arena. This is the only time the Broncos and Rams will meet during the regular season and it will be a battle between the top two teams in the conference.
- All-Time Record: Wednesday’s game will be the eighth meeting all-time in the series between the Broncos and Lobos with Boise State holding a slim 4-3 advantage, it will be the sixth Mountain West encounter.
- At Albuquerque: The Broncos are 1-1 all-time versus New Mexico in Albuquerque, the Lobos won last year’s encounter at The Pit 58-53.
- Last Year: New Mexico swept the Broncos last season 58-53 at home and 66-58 in Boise.
- First Meeting of 2014:
- BOISE, Idaho (1/22/14) - Kayla Reinhart led a Bronco barrage from the 3-point arc as Boise State defeated the New Mexico Lobos 74-60 in a Mountain West Conference game in Taco Bell Arena.
- With the Broncos trailing 18-15 with just under eight minutes to play in the first half, Boise State caught fire from beyond the arc draining six 3-pointers — their last six made field goals of the period — to take a 34-27 lead at the break.
- Boise State never trailed again after that first half roll from beyond the arc and led by as many as 15 during the contest.
- Reinhart made half of the Broncos 10 3-pointers going 5-of-5 on the night, including four straight during that key run in the opening period. The sophomore wing led four Broncos in double-figure scoring during the contest with a career-high 15 points. She also became the second Bronco ever to be perfect from beyond the arc while making at least five or more 3-pointers in a game, Mandy Welch went 6-of-6 against Tulsa in 2003.
- Deanna Weaver followed Reinhart with 14 points going 6-of-14 from the floor with two treys.
- Boise State shot season-highs for field goal percentage and from beyond the arc hitting 53.8 percent (28-of-52) from the floor and 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from 3-point range.
- The Broncos dominated points in the paint 26-to-16, second chance points 20-to-11 and bench points 21-to-11.
- New Mexico was held to 40.7 percent (22-of-54) shooting from the floor, 20 percent (2-of-10) from the arc and hit 63.6 percent (14-of-22) from the free-throw line.
- Antiesha Brown led the Lobos with a game-high 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor, followed by Deeva Vaughn with 13 points.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Preseason Poll: New Mexico was picked to place fourth in the 2014 conference race in the combined coaches and media preseason poll, while Boise State was selected eighth.
- Recently for Boise State: Boise State has won seven of its last eight contests, most recently recording a 83-62 home victory over Utah State (Feb. 8) in Bronco Gym.
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos saw a six-game win streak snapped last Wednesday at San Diego State. They have now won nine of their last 12 contest since Christmas and are 13-9 on the year and 8-3 in conference action, good for sole possession of second-place in the league standings.
- Recently for New Mexico: The Lobos have split their last two games defeating San Jose State 76-73 on the road, then lost 79-75 at Wyoming their last time out on Feb. 5.
- New Mexico’s Record: The Lobos have lost six of their last seven contests and enter Wednesday at 8-13 overall and 3-7 in MW action.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 10-2 overall and 4-0 during MW action in Taco Bell Arena and 1-0 in Bronco Gym this year. They are 270-142 (.655 pct.) all-time in the arena. Boise State has an active six-game home win streak going.
- Boise State on the Road: After dropping their first six road games of the season the Broncos are now 3-7 on the road, 3-3 in league contests.
- New Mexico at Home: UNM is always hard to beat at home in The Pit, regardless of their record, where they are 6-6 this season and 2-3 in conference. The Lobos average nearly 6,000 fans per home game.
- Leading the Broncos: Miquelle Askew leads the team in total points with 310 points for a team-best 14.1 per game average (7th MW), followed by Deanna Weaver averaging 13 points and team-high 6.3 rebounds per game, after 12 contests, Lexie Der adds 10.4 ppg.
- Leading the Lobos: Antiesha Brown leads New Mexico in scoring at 13.2 points per game (11th MW). Sara Halasz is second on the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game and a team-high 6.4 rebounds (10th MW).
- Boise State as a Team: On the year Boise State is averaging 71.9 points (6th MW) and 36.5 rebounds (10th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 69.2 points (6th MW) and 39.2 boards (5th MW) per game ... in league they are scoring 71.8 ppg (5th MW) and rebounding 35.3 rpg (10th MW), while allowing 63.7 ppg (3rd MW) and 37.7 rpg (5th MW).
- New Mexico as a Team: This season the Lobos average 62.4 points per game (10th MW) and 40.6 rebounds (5th MW) per game, while allowing 66.5 points (4th MW) and 35.6 rebounds per game (2nd MW). In conference action they are averaging 67.1 ppg (9th MW) and 39.5 rpg (6th MW), defensively they allow 71.1 ppg (8th MW) and 34.1 rpg (2nd MW).
- The Coaches: Yvonne Sanchez is in her third season at New Mexico where she is 36-47, her career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 149-122 and 545-249 in his 27th season all-time.
- Mixing it Up: Boise State has had 10 different players lead the team in scoring this year; Miquelle Askew has led seven times; Deanna Weaver four times; Lexie Der and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego have led three times each; Brooke Pahukoa and Keiahnna Engel twice each; Brandi Henton, Kenna McDavis, Kayla Reinhart and Tonishia Childress having each led once.
- Top Scoring Individual Performances: The season high in points was recorded by Miquelle Askew with 34 against Utah State* (Feb. 8), followed by Brooke Pahukoa with 26 against College of Idaho (11-20-13), Deanna Weaver’s 25 versus San Diego State (1-8-14) and Miquelle Askew’s 23 against Cal State Fullerton (12-29-13). All four were accomplished at home in Taco Bell Arena or *Bronco Gym. The top road performance was 22 points by Weaver at Fresno State (1/4/14) in the Broncos’ league opener.
- Most Double Digit Scoring Games: Miquelle Askew has recorded the most games with double figure points with 19 this year and 25 in her career. Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego has tallied 12 double digit point games, while Lexie Der has 11.
- 30 Point Games: Miquelle Askew recorded a career-high 34 points in Bronco Gym against Utah State (Feb. 8), that is the first 30-plus point game since Nicole Brady scored 30 at Utah State on Nov. 23, 2011.
- 20 Point Games: Miquelle Askew has reached 20-plus points a team-high three times this year with a high of 23 against Cal State Fullerton (12-29-13). Deanna Weaver is next with two, Lexie Der, Brooke Pahukoa and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego have accomplished it once each.
- Most Times Leading Team: Miquelle Askew has led the team in scoring a team-best seven times this season, followed by Deanna Weaver with four, Lexie Der and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego three times apiece.
- Balanced Attack: Boise State has had a relatively balanced attack this year with five players averaging between 14.1 and 7.4 points per game. Miquelle Askew leads by averaging 14.1 ppg, followed by Deanna Weaver averaging 13 ppg, Lexie Der at 10.4 ppg and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego at 9.7 ppg.
- Balanced Scoring Over Last Eight: During the Broncos recent surge which includes their six-game win streak and the two contests since, Boise State has had seven players average between 14 and 6.9 points per game led by Askew at 14.0 ppg. Nine different Broncos have either led the team in scoring or tied for the top spot during the last eight games.
TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
- Double-Doubles: Leading Boise State in double-doubles this year is Lexie Der and Miquelle Askew with three each. Most recently for Der was at Utah State (Jan. 18) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Miquelle Askew recorded 34 points and 13 rebounds at home in Bronco Gym versus Utah State (Feb. 8).
- Scoring Points: The Broncos are running a fast paced scoring offense this year which has them averaging 71.9 points per game to rank sixth in the Mountain West and 89th nationally.
- Below 70: The key for Boise State is keeping the opponent below 70 points, the Broncos are 12-1 this season when they do and 1-8 when they do not.
- 3-Point Shooting: Boise State is 5-1 win taking fewer 3-point attempts than the opponent and 8-8 when taking more.
- Percentage: Boise State is 10-1 when shooting a better percentage from the arc than its opponents.
- Broncos from Downtown: Boise State entered the league season as the 10th-ranked team in the MW and 199th in the NCAA for 3-point percentage at 29.5 percent. In league play they lead the conference hitting 40.4 percent to improve their year percentage to 35.2 percent and are 46th nationally.
- From the Arc During Streak: In Boise State’s six-game win streak the Broncos shot 44.1 percent from beyond the arc and averaged 10 makes per game. Eight different players hit from the arc, seven hit five or more with three making more than 10.
- Defensively: Entering league play the Broncos ranked sixth in the MW for 3-point defense allowing teams to shoot 33 percent. During league play they rank fourth holding opponents to 31.7 percent.
- Turnovers: Boise State has had fewer or equal turnovers than the opponent in 19 of 22 contests and averages 20 points per game off turnovers, nearly six more than the opponents.
- Rankings: The Broncos lead the MW in turnover margin at +3.3 to rank 38th nationally. In league play Boise State also leads the MW at +3.7.