Boise State Heads to Las Vegas to Face UNLV
Broncos look to get back on track against the Lady Rebels Saturday afternoon.
Feb. 21, 2014
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- Boise State (14-10, 9-4 MW) at UNLV (10-15, 7-6 MW)
- Feb. 22, 2014 (Saturday) at 3 p.m. (Mountain)
- Las Vegas, Nev. (Cox Pavilion)
- Follow the Game: Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
The Last Meeting
February 1, 2014
Boise State Cruises Past UNLV 79-49
Boise State used a 19-3 first-half run to take control early as the Broncos cruised to a 79-49 Mountain West Conference women's basketball victory over UNLV Saturday afternoon in Taco Bell Arena.
- The Game: Boise State (14-10, 9-4 MW) will be in Las Vegas, Nev., next when the Broncos take on the UNLV Lady Rebels (10-15, 7-6 MW) at 3 p.m. (Mountain) Saturday afternoon in Cox Pavilion.
- Radio Broadcast: Listen live to each game via radio broadcast by KTIK (AM 1350) and at BroncoSports.com as Chris Lewis calls the action or over the web at BroncoSports.com at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/boise.portal.
- Follow the Game: The contest at UNLV will feature live stats via gametracker 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 web site at http://www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.
- Next Up: Boise State will return to action next Wednesday when the Broncos return home to host the Fresno State Bulldogs (15-10, 9-5 MW).
- All-Time Record: Saturday’s game will be the eighth meeting all-time in the series between the Broncos and Lady Rebels with UNLV holding a 4-3 advantage, the Rebels lead 4-1 in MW encounters.
- Broncos at Las Vegas: Boise State is 2-2 all-time in Cox Pavilion versus the Lady Rebels.
- Last Year: UNLV won both games in 2013, 75-61 in Las Vegas followed by a 70-60 win in Boise.
- First Meeting in 2014
- After UNLV scored the opening basket of the game, but Boise State took quick control of the contest slowly pulling away in the first period. Up 6-4 with 15:51 to play the Broncos rolled off a 19-3 run to take an 18-point, 25-7, lead by the 9:40 mark. The Broncos never looked back as they cruised to a 79-49 Mountain West Conference victory over UNLV in Taco Bell Arena.
- Deanna Weaver led five Broncos in double figure points with 16 followed by freshman Kenna McDavis with 15 and a team-high eight rebounds.
- The victory was the first for Boise State over UNLV since joining the MW.
- Boise State finished the contest hitting 48.4 percent (30-of-62) from the floor, 42.9 percent (12-of-28) from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the charity stripe.
- UNLV shot 30.6 percent (15-of-49) from the floor, 16.7 percent (2-of-12) from 3-point range and 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the free-throw line.
- Rejane Verin led the Lady Rebels with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor. She was followed by Mia Bell with 10 points and Alana Cesarz with nine.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Preseason Poll: UNLV was picked to place fifth in the 2014 conference race in the combined coaches and media preseason poll, while Boise State was selected eighth.
- The Schedule: Broncos can control their own destiny down the stretch. Boise State currently sits in sole possession of second place in the Mountain West, their next four contests are against the four teams directly below them in the standings.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have split their last two games winning 86-80 in overtime at New Mexico followed by Wednesday’s 71-51 home loss to Colorado State.
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are 10-4 since Christmas and are now 14-10 on the year and 9-4 in conference action.
- Recently for UNLV: The Lady Rebels have also split their last two contests winning 82-80 at home over Utah State, followed by a 65-58 loss at New Mexico this past Wednesday.
- UNLV’s Record: The Lady Rebels have gone 1-4 since they lost to the Broncos in Boise and are entering Saturday’s game at 10-15 overall and 7-6 in MW play, good for sixth in the MW standings.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 10-3 overall and 4-1 during MW action in Taco Bell Arena this year and 1-0 in Bronco Gym. They are 270-143 (.654) all-time in the arena.
- Boise State on the Road: After dropping their first six road games of the season the Broncos are now 4-7 on the road.
- UNLV at Home: The Lady Rebels are 7-8 at home this season and 4-2 in league play.
- Leading the Broncos: Deanna Weaver leads the team in scoring average at 13.6 points per game, while Miquelle Askew leads the team in total points with 318 and second in average at 13.3 ppg (11th MW). Lexie Der follows those two at 10.7 ppg, next is Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego at 10.0 ppg. Weaver and Der lead the team on the glass over the year at 6.2 rebounds per game.
- Leading the Lady Rebels: Alana Cesarz leads UNLV in scoring at 13.7 points per game (9th MW) followed by Danielle Miller at 12.3 ppg (13th MW). Aley Rohde leads the team in rebounding at 7.2 rpg (5th MW).
- Boise State as a Team: On the year Boise State is averaging 71.6 points (6th MW) and 36.6 rebounds (10th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 69.8 points (6th MW) and 39.3 boards (5th MW) per game ... in league they are scoring 71.3 ppg (6th MW) and rebounding 35.7 rpg (10th MW), while allowing 65.5 ppg (3rd MW) and 38.2 rpg (6th MW).
- UNLV as a Team: This season the Lady Rebels average 65 points per game (9th MW) and 37.5 rebounds (9th MW) per game, while allowing 68.2 points (5th MW) and 39.4 rebounds per game (6th MW). In conference action they are averaging 65.5 ppg (10th MW) and 38.2 rpg (8th MW), defensively they allow 65.5 ppg (5th MW) and 38.9 rpg (7th MW).
- The Coaches: Kathy Olivier is in her sixth season at UNLV where she is 82-100, her career mark is 314-308 in 21 years. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 150-123 and 546-250 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 has five times; Lexie Der four; Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego three; 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 Deanna Weaver with 33 at New Mexico (Feb. 12), Brooke Pahukoa with 26 against College of Idaho (Nov. 20), Deanna Weaver’s 25 versus San Diego State (Jan. 8) and Miquelle Askew’s 23 against Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 29). Four were accomplished at home in Taco Bell Arena or *Bronco Gym. The top road performance was 33 points by Weaver at New Mexico.
- 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 13 double digit point games, while Lexie Der has 12.
- 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. Deanna Weaver followed Askew in the next game with 33 points at New Mexico.
- 20 Point Games: Miquelle Askew has reached 20-plus points a team-high five times this year with a high of 34 against Utah State (Feb. 8). Deanna Weaver is next with three, Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego and Lexie Der have two each, Brooke Pahukoa has 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 five, Lexie Der has four and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego three times.
- Balanced Attack: Boise State has had a relatively balanced attack this year with five players averaging between 13.6 and 7.3 points per game. Deanna Weaver leads the team averaging 13.6 ppg, Miquelle Askew averages 13.3 ppg, followed by Lexie Der at 10.7 ppg and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego at 10.0 ppg.
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 71.6 points per game to rank sixth in the Mountain West and 91st 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 2-9 when they do not.
- Double Digit Deficits: Boise State has rallied twice from double-digit deficits. The Broncos trailed by 11 with 8:27 to play in the first half at home against Utah Valley (Dec. 5) but rallied to win 63-60. Most recently they were down 13 (15-2) with 12:56 left in first half at Utah State (Jan. 18), then rallied to win 71-68. Boise State has lost one double figure lead this year a 12-point advantage at home to San Francisco (Dec. 14), a 76-70 defeat.
- 3-Point Shooting: Boise State is 5-2 win taking fewer 3-point attempts than the opponent and 9-8 when taking more.
- Percentage: Boise State is 11-1 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 38.5 percent to improve their year percentage to 34.5 percent good for second in the MW and 61st nationally.