Bronco Women Host New Mexico Saturday at 2 p.m.
In its lone game of the week Boise State (10-12, 3-6 MW) will host the New Mexico Lobos (12-11, 4-6 MW) at 2 p.m. (Mountain) this Saturday in Taco Bell Arena.
New Mexico (12-11, 4-6 MW) at Boise State (10-12, 3-6 MW)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. (Mountain)
Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
Radio: KTIK AM 1350 (Play-by-Play: Chris King)
Live Audio and Video
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
TICKET PROMOTION FOR SATURDAY
- The Game: In its lone game of the week Boise State (10-12, 3-6 MW) will host the New Mexico Lobos (12-11, 4-6 MW) at 2 p.m. (Mountain) this Saturday in Taco Bell Arena.
- PINK - PLAY 4 KAY Game: Saturday's game is Pink Day for the Broncos who will wear pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness and in memory of Kay Yow, former longtime N.C. State coach who died from the disease in 2009.
- The MW Standings: The New Mexico Lobos are currently a half game ahead of Boise State in the league standings in sixth-place at 4-6 and 12-11 overall, while the Broncos are tied for seventh at 3-6 and 10-12 on the year.
- Next Up: Boise State will travel to Air Force next Wednesday, Feb. 20, followed by a home game against Fresno State on Saturday, Feb. 23.
- Wear Pink: In recognition of breast cancer awareness day anyone wearing pink to the game will receive a $4 ticket.
- All-Time Record: Saturday's game will be the sixth meeting all-time in the series between the two programs with Boise State holding a slim 3-2 advantage.
- Last Year: Boise State swept the regular season series winning 65-46 in Boise then 68-64 in Albuquerque. However, New Mexico had the last word when they defeated the Broncos 51-50 in the MW Tournament semifinals at Las Vegas, Nev.
THE LAST TIME - January 16
QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
- Result: After leading 30-24 at the half, Boise State struggled in the second period as the Broncos watched the Lobos rally for the 58-53 win in front of 5,935 UNM fans in The Pit.
- Bronco Leaders: Lauren Lenhardt battled double teams and physical play all night to lead the Broncos in scoring with 13 points to go with two rebounds. Brandi Henton sparked Boise State in the first 20 minutes with 10 of her 12 points.
- Cowgirl Leaders: Caroline Durbin led the Lobos with 16 points and five rebounds, followed by Whitney Johnson with 14 points and Bryce Owens with 11.
QUICK LOOK AT NEW MEXICO
- The Record: The Broncos enter the game at 10-12 overall and 3-6 in MW play. They are 7-5 at home, 2-6 on the opponents' floor and 1-1 on neutral courts.
- The Broncos at Home: The Broncos are 7-5 in home (3-2 MW) games this year at Taco Bell Arena. They finished last year 10-7 overall at home, their all-time mark is now 261-137 (.656 pct.) since the facility opened in the fall of 1982.
- The Broncos on the Road: Boise State is 3-7 away (0-4 MW) from Boise this year. Its last road game was a 77-60 defeat at Wyoming last Saturday (Feb. 9).
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have dropped four games in a row with the loss at Wyoming on Feb. 9, preceded by a 57-56 loss to Colorado State on Jan. 30 in Boise, a 75-61 loss at UNLV on Feb. 2 and a 64-40 home loss to San Diego State on Feb. 6.
- Leading the Broncos: Boise State is led by senior forward Lauren Lenhardt ranked sixth in the MW averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds (4th MW) per game on the year. She currently ranks fourth in the MW for scoring during league contests at 16.1 ppg and is a three-time MW Player of the Week honoree this season. Junior guard Brandi Henton adds 11.4 ppg in league games to rank 15th.
- As a Team: The Broncos average 62.1 points per game to rank sixth in the league, while allowing 65.8 ppg (6th MW), they rank fourth in rebound offense averaging 39.9 rpg.
- The Coach: Gordy Presnell is in his eighth season at Boise State where he is 135-106 (.560 pct.), 531-233 (.695 pct.) in 25+ seasons all-time. Presnell is 2-2 all-time against New Mexico.
MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON POLL
- UNM's Record: The Lobos enter the contest on a two-game skid to make them 12-11 overall and 4-6 in MW play. They are currently 8-6 at home and 4-5 on the opponents' home court. In league games they are 1-4 at home and 3-2 on the road.
- Recently for the Lobos: Entering the Boise State encounter New Mexico has lost a pair of home games a 58-57 defeat at the hands of UNLV on Feb. 9, followed by Wednesday's loss to Fresno State by a 51-50 score.
- Leading the Lobos: Caroline Durbin leads the Lobos averaging 11.7 points per game (15th MW) and 4.3 rebounds on the year, Deeva Vaughn follows at 9.5 ppg and team-high 5.2 rebounds per game.
- As a Team: On the year, New Mexico features a scoring offense that is averaging 58.9 points per game (7th MW), while allowing 59.3 ppg (3rd MW). UNM is sixth in rebounding at 39.3 boards per game and second in rebound defense holding opponents to 35.6 per game.
- The Coach: Yvonne Sanchez is in her second season as head coach at New Mexico where she is 23-31 (.426 pct.), her career mark is the same. Sanchez is 2-2 all-time versus Boise State.
BRONCOS Vs. MOUNTAIN WEST
- The Mountain West Preseason Poll is a combined coaches and media poll. Boise State was picked to place seventh, while New Mexico was selected just ahead of the Broncos in sixth-place out of nine teams in the 2013 league race.
- Versus MW All-time: Boise State is 59-49 (54.6 pct.) all-time versus the current membership of the Mountain West.
- All-Time in MW Games: The Broncos are 8-15 all-time in MW games after going 5-9 last year in their first season as members of the MW. However, they are now 8-13 against the current membership in MW games entering the year since the departure of TCU.
- All-Time in Home Games: The Broncos are 6-6 all-time in home MW games.
- All-Time in Road Games: The Broncos are 2-10 all-time in road MW games.