Broncos Head for Fort Collins and Colorado State
Tuesday the Broncos head for Fort Collins, Colo., and an encounter with second-place Colorado State at Moby Arena, tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (Mountain).
Pregame Notes for Colorado State Contest
- Tuesday the Broncos head for Fort Collins, Colo., and an encounter with second-place Colorado State at Moby Arena, tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (Mountain).
- The game will be televised nationally by the Mountain West Sports Network (The Mtn.).
- Follow the Game at:
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350), Chris King will call all the action
- Live Stats: www.CSURams.com
- Live Internet Audio: www.BroncoSports.com
- T.V.: The Mtn. (Direct TV 616, Cable One 329), PBP - Mike Evans, Analyst - Andrea Lloyd.
- Next Up For Boise State: After Tuesday's contest at Colorado State the Broncos will return home Wednesday before traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU at 11:00 a.m. (Mountain) on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Mtn. will televise the game live.
- TV GAMES: This game is the second 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 two consecutive victories over New Mexico (68-64) on the road and against Air Force (83-59) in Boise last Saturday.
- BOISE STATE'S RECORD: The victory over the Lobos snapped a five-game losing streak for the Broncos in conference. Boise State brings a 13-11 overall record and a 4-5 conference mark, good for sixth-place, into Tuesday's CSU contest. The Broncos are one game out of third place in the league standings.
- RECENTLY FOR COLORADO STATE: The Rams have won six of their last seven games including a 61-59 home win over TCU last Saturday.
- COLORADO STATE'S RECORD: CSU brings a 11-13 overall mark and a 7-2 conference record into the match-up with Boise State.
- THE FIRST MEETING: The Rams won the first encounter of the year in Boise (Jan. 17) by a 60-52 margin.
- THE SERIES: This will be the second encounter as league rivals and the fourth meeting all-time between Colorado State and Boise State. The Broncos won the first two contests before the Rams win in January.
- BRONCOS ON THE ROAD: The Broncos are 4-5 on the road this year and won the last time out 68-64 at New Mexico.
- CSU AT HOME: The Rams are 8-3 at home this season and 5-0 in conference action.
- LEADING THE BRONCOS: Boise State is led by Kati Isham (4th MW) averaging 14.8 points per game and Lauren Lenhardt (5th MW) at 14.6 ppg. They have combined for 42 percent of the Broncos' points per game. Lenhardt is second in the MW in scoring during league games at 18.4 points per game powered by four games with 20-plus points.
- LEADING THE RAMS: Colorado State is led by Kim Mestdagh on the year averaging 15.5 points per game (3rd MW), followed by Sam Martin at 13.2 ppg (8th MW). Mestdagh leads the conference during league contests at 18.6 ppg.
- COMPARING THE TEAMS: The game will pit the top two scoring offenses in league play against each other with CSU averaging 66.2 points per game to Boise State's 65.6 ppg.
- PRESEASON POLL: Colorado State was picked to place third while Boise State was projected at eighth in this year's MW Preseason poll (combined coaches and media poll).
- THE COACHES: Kristen Holt is 48-67 (41.7 pct.) in her fourth season at Colorado State and 1-0 versus Boise State. Gordy Presnell is in his seventh season at Boise State where he is 123-89 (58 pct.) and 0-1 versus CSU.
Boise State Versus Colorado State
Last Time Between Boise State and Colorado State (Jan. 17)
- Tuesday'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 2-1.
- The Rams won the first meeting of the season in Boise on Jan. 17 by a 60-52 score.
- The only other meetings in the series has Boise State winning at Colorado State 54-51 on Nov. 18, 1989 and 87-68 at Boise in Bronco Gym on Nov. 29, 1991.
- Colorado State held off Boise State down the stretch for a eight point win, 60-52, to claim a Mountain West Conference road victory.
- Lauren Lenhardt (17 points) and Kati Isham (18) combined for 35 points to lead the Broncos.
- Kim Mestdagh led CSU with a double-double on 21 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Sam Martin with 19 points.
- Trailing by 14,Boise State rallied to take the lead early in the second half at 35-34 with just over 15 minutes to play. CSU rallied with a 15-4 run and never trailed again.
- The Broncos were within three with 1:40 to go, but were out scored 7-2 the rest of the way.
- Boise State shot a season-low 27.9 percent from the floor, 21.4 percent (6-28) from the arc and 80 percent (8-10) from the free -throw line.
- Colorado State shot 46.9 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent (3-8) from 3-point range and 68.8 percent (11-16) from the charity stripe.
Boise State Against the Top Five Teams
- The Broncos enter the CSU game in sixth-place, but only one game out of third.
- Boise State has swept the two teams below them and have lost the first meeting (0-5) with the teams above it in the standings.
- Broncos have play close against every team except the road game at Wyoming where they were out five minutes into the contest.
- The last five minutes has been critical for Boise State who has staggered down the stretch against league rivals.
- In four-of-five losses, excluding Wyoming, the Broncos were within single digits with under five minutes to play and ended up being out scored in crunch time.
- Lost 60-52 to CSU...was down three with 1:40 to play...was out scored 7-2 the rest of the way.
- Lost 74-68 to TCU...tied at 58 with 4:29 to play...out scored 16-10 down the stretch.
- Lost 66-50 at UNLV...down six with 5:10 left...out scored 14-4 to end the game.
- Lost 69-59 to SDSU...down nine at 3:59... out scored 7-6 in final four minutes.
- In the five losses Boise State shot 37.2 percent from the floor and 28.3 percent from the arc, while opponents went 44 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent from the arc.
- They also averaged 18.6 turnovers to 13.4 and were out scored 17 to 10 in points off turnovers. In three games the difference was 24 to nine against the Broncos in points off turnovers.