Boise State Heads to Reno to Face Nevada
The Broncos and Wolf Pack will play for the 49th time this Saturday.
Keiahnna Engel returned to active duty on Wednesday.
Feb. 20, 2015
- Boise State (16-8, 8-5 MW) at Nevada (7-17, 3-10 MW)
- Feb. 21, 2015 at 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)
- Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
- 49th Meeting in Series
- Game: The Broncos (16-8, 8-5 MW) are on the road for two straight games starting this Saturday afternoon at Nevada (7-17, 3-10 MW) with a 5 p.m. (Mountain) tip at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. This is a battle with Boise State’s oldest rival in the Mountain West as the two schools meet for the 49th time.
- Next Up: Boise State will be on the road at New Mexico next Wednesday (Feb. 25).
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games this season. Chris Lewis returns for his second season as the voice of the Broncos.
- Internet Broadcast: You can listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Preseason MW Poll: The Mountain West preseason coaches and media poll selected Boise State to place second and Nevada fifth in this year’s league race.
- Season Series: This is the only regular-season meeting of the year between the Broncos and Wolf Pack.
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos enter the game at 16-8 overall and 8-5 in MW play, good for a fourth place tie with UNLV.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos are coming off a 74-60 loss at home to UNLV on Wednesday which was preceded by two straight wins, on the road at Air Force 88-69 (Feb. 11) and at home over Fresno State 75-66 (Feb. 14) in overtime.
- Nevada’s Record: Nevada enters the contest in Reno at 7-17 on the year and 3-10 in league.
- Recently for Nevada: The Wolf Pack have lost two straight on the road at New Mexico (63-45) and at Wyoming (77-54).
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 11-2 at home in 2014-15 ... they went 11-4 in Taco Bell Arena last year and are now 283-146 (.660 pct.) all-time in facility.
- Boise State on the Road: The Broncos have struggled on the road this year and are now 5-6 away from Boise in 2014-15 ... they snapped a three-game skid away from Boise with the 19-point 88-69 win at Air Force (Feb. 11).
- Nevada at Home: The Wolf Pack have gone 5-6 at home this year and 2-4 in league games.
- Nevada on the Road: Nevada has also struggled on the road this year going 2-11 away from Reno.
- Bronco Leaders: In MW games, Deanna Weaver leads the team at 13.8 points (MW 10) and 4.5 rebounds per game, on the year she leads the MW in 3-point percentage at .439 (NCAA 15) ... Brooke Pahukoa is second in scoring during conference averaging 12.2 ppg (MW 14), Miquelle Askew follows at 9.7 ppg ... Camille Redmon leads on the glass at 7.5 rebounds per game (MW 4).
- Wolf Pack Leaders: In MW games, Mimi Mungedi leads Nevada in league play averaging 10.4 points per game (MW 19) and a team-high 9.2 rebounds (MW 1) ... Emily Burns follows at 9.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg.
- Boise State as a Team: Offensively, Boise State is averaging 73.2 points (MW 2/NCAA 38) and a league-best 73.8 ppg during MW action ... Defensively, the Broncos are fifth in the league allowing 62.4 points per game and 66.2 points per game (MW 8) in conference play ... on the year the Broncos out score and out rebound opponents by league-best +10.8 (NCAA 41) and +6 per game (NCAA 41), respectively.
- Nevada as a Team: Offensively, the Wolf Pack are averaging 58.7 points per game (MW 9) on the year and 55.4 ppg (MW 10) in league play ... Defensively, they are allowing 64 ppg (MW 7) this season and 63.5 ppg (MW 6) during the MW campaign.
- The Coaches: Jane Albright is now in her seventh season as head coach at Nevada where she is 97-117, her career mark is .494-429 in 31 years. Gordy Presnell is in his 10th season at Boise State where he is 170-135 and 566-262 in his 28th season all-time.
- All-Time Record: This is the 49th meeting all-time between the Wolf Pack and Broncos with Boise State leading 33-15.
- Current Streak: The two teams split last year with the Broncos winning in Boise 67-64 and Nevada winning in Reno 75-70 for a one-game win streak.
- Series at Reno: Boise State leads the series in Reno 12-11.
- MW Series: Boise State leads the MW series 3-1 since Nevada joined the league for the 2012-13 campaign.
- Longtime Rivals: Boise State and Nevada have been conference rivals in five different leagues since 1988. They began in the old Mountain West Athletic Conference (1987-88) which later became the Big Sky Conference in 1988-89. Nevada left for the Big West Conference for the 1992-93 season, Boise State joined the BWC for 1996-97. The were both in the Western Athletic Conference (Nevada 2000-01 through 2012-13) and Boise State (2001-02 through 2011-12) before they joined the Mountain West at different times over the last four years
- Mountain West Conference: Boise State is 108-85 all-time against the current membership of the Mountain West; however, they are 29-30 against those schools in MW contests.
- First Record Set: Coach Presnell set the program record for wins in conference games when the Broncos defeated Colorado State (Dec. 31) giving him 74 ... the record now stands at 81.
- Second Record Set: Coach Presnell set the school record for games coached at Boise State when the Broncos tipped at San Diego State (Feb. 7) in his 302 game ... the record is now at 305.
- Approaching Another Record: Coach Presnell is approaching Connie Thorngren’s (1970-1984) record for most wins at the school with 179, Presnell is at 170.
TOP 50 NATIONALLY
- Team: Boise State is ranked in the top 50 nationally in six different statistical categories: 9th in 3-pointers made per game (8.5), 15th in 3-point percentage (.368), 21st in assists per game (16.5), 41st in scoring margin (+10.8), 38th in scoring (73.2) and 41st in rebound margin (+6).
- Deanna Weaver is currently ranked 15th in 3-point percentage (.439) and 67th in 3-pointers per game (2.4).
- Camille Redmon is 47th nationally in blocks per game (2.2).
The Last Meeting
March 4, 2014