Broncos Host Nevada Wednesday Night
Feb. 21, 2017

NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Fresh off three-consecutive victories the Broncos (18-7, 8-6 MW) return home Wednesday night to host the Nevada Wolf Pack (10-15, 4-10 MW) at 7 p.m.

  • Next Up: Boise State travels to San Jose State (10-16, 7-7 MW) on Saturday to face the Spartans at 3 p.m. (MT) in the Events Center.

  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games throughout the season. Chris Lewis is in his fourth season as the voice of the Broncos.

  • Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.

  • Watch Live: The game will be broadcast live on the internet via the Mountain West Network on BroncoSports.com.

A QUICK GAME PREVIEW

  • The Broncos enter the week on a three-game win streak and are 18-7 overall and 8-6 in league, good for fifth place ... the win streak includes a 69-59 road victory at Air Force (Feb. 11), a 64-62 home win over New Mexico (Feb. 15) and a 53-43 victory at Wyoming (Feb. 18).

  • Brooke Pahukoa leads Boise State on the year averaging 12.5 points per game (12th MW) ... Shalen Shaw adds 10.4 points (21st MW) and team-high 7.2 rebounds (11th MW) per game ... Marijke Vanderschaaf chips in 10.6 points (19th MW) and 6.2 rebounds (18th MW) per game.

  • On the year, Boise State is second in the Mountain West for scoring offense averaging 69.2 points per game while shooting 39.9 percent (5th MW) from the floor and 32.6 percent (5th MW) from behind the arc.

  • Nevada is 10-15 overall and 4-10 in MW play ... the Wolf Pack have won two of their last three games with home victories over San Diego State (88-65) and Air Force (65-58), followed by a 60-57 road loss at Utah State last Saturday.

  • On the year, Stephanie Schmid leads Nevada in scoring at 12.3 points per game (13th MW) ... Riana Everidge adds 11.6 points (16th MW) and 4.6 rebounds per game.

  • Nevada is averaging 66.9 points (4th MW) per game this season, while allowing 69.8 ppg (9th MW) ... the Wolf Pack shoots 38.1 percent (9th MW) from the floor as a team and 31.5 percent (6th MW) from beyond the arc.

  • This will be the second meeting of the year with Nevada winning the first encounter 69-62 in Reno (Jan. 25).

  • This is Boise State’s oldest rivalry in the MW stretching back to 1988 and five different conferences ... Wednesday’s encounter will be the 53rd meeting in the all-time series which Boise State leads 36-16 and 6-2 in the MW regular season series.


LAST
TIME THEY MET

  • Last time they met was in Reno (Jan. 25) when Braydey Hodgins (13) and Marijke Vanderschaaf (12) combined for 25 points but it was not enough for the Broncos who fell 69-62 at Nevada.

  • In a game of runs, the Wolf Pack rolled off a 7-0 run to close the second quarter and led Boise State by five, 31-26, at the half.

  • Nevada then stretched its lead out to a game-high 16 midway through the third.

  • Boise State tried to rally in the fourth quarter pulling to within three at 63-60 with 1:15 to play. Unfortunately, the Broncos could get no closer as the Wolf Pack put the game away at the free throw line making 4-of-4 plus a layup in the final minute.

  • Boise State’s bench kept the Broncos in the contest out scoring the Wolf Pack’s 32-to-13.

  • Freshman Braydey Hodgins led the group with a team and career-high 13 points before fouling out in the final minute. She also had three rebounds, three assists and four big steals that led Boise State back in the fourth quarter.


BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES

TEAM NOTES

  • The Broncos are 8-6 in conference play following a 53-43 road win at Wyoming last Saturday, their first win ever in Laramie.

  • Boise State is now 18-7 overall and has clinched its fourth-consecutive winning season ... the Broncos are 12-2 at home in Taco Bell Arena and 6-5 on the road this season.

  • Boise State has rallied from 10 down in the second half during its last two games to record victories over New Mexico (Feb. 15) and Wyoming (Feb. 18).

  • On the year, Boise State has a balanced offensive attack and has had three or more players reach double-figure scoring in 18 of 25 games ... they are 16-2 in those 18 contests.

  • The balanced attack includes 10 players having scored double-digit points this season, eight have led the team in scoring at least once ... no one has led the team in scoring more than seven times (Brooke Pahukoa).

  • The Broncos currently have three players averaging double-digit points led by Brooke Pahukoa (12.5 ppg) followed by Marijke Vanderschaaf (10.6 ppg) and Shalen Shaw (10.4 ppg) ... five players average 8.2 or more points per game.

  • In MW play, Brooke Pahukoa and Marijke Vanderschaaf lead the team averaging 11.1 points per game, tied for 18th in the league.

  • Five Broncos have reached double-digit points at least nine times each this season and a total of seven have had four or more with a high of 13 by Brooke Pahukoa and Marijke Vanderschaaf.

  • Boise State is fifth in the MW for 3-point percentage as a team at .326 ... they have made 184 3-pointers this season and average 7.4 per game.

  • Defensively, Boise State ranks second in the MW and 12th nationally in 3-point defense holding opponents to 26.9 percent from beyond the arc.

  • Winter Chill, Boise State shot 38.8 percent from 3-point range in nonconference play to lead the MW and rank 17th nationally, since Christmas and the start of league play the Broncos have struggled shooting a chilly 26.9 percent to rank 11th in the MW (conference games).

  • The Broncos started the season off at 12-1 overall which tied for the best start in program history after 13 games, since the 1974-75 squad set the school record at 12-0 before dropping to 12-1 ... the 1971-72 and 1973-74 teams also went 12-1.

  • Boise State just completed its best pre-conference campaign in program history at 10-1.


INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • During the current three-game win streak Marijke Vanderschaaf has led the team in scoring at 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game ... no one else is averaging double-figure points.

  • Head coach Gordy Presnell hit the 600 career wins milestone against Portland (Dec. 18), Presnell is the 32nd coach in NCAA DI history to hit the mark ... he now has 609 wins.

  • Brooke Pahukoa leads the team and ranks 12th in the MW for points per game at 12.5 ... she has a team-high (tied) 13 games in double-digit points, six with 20-plus, including 21 at New Mexico (Jan. 18) and 23 versus San Jose State (Jan. 21).

  • Brooke Pahukoa has moved into 10th all-time (1,219) for career points at Boise State, 42 (1,261) short of tying for ninth.

  • Brooke Pahukoa is 13th in the MW for 3-point percentage at .342 and is 14th in the league for 3-pointers per game at 1.7.

  • Shalen Shaw is third on team and 21st in MW for scoring at 10.4 points per game ... she leads the team and is 11th in MW for rebounds at 7.2 per game.

  • Shaw tallied a team-high eight rebounds against Concordia (Dec. 7) to reach the 500 career rebounds milestone.

  • Shaw grabbed a team-high (tied) 11 rebounds in win over New Mexico (Feb. 15) to move from 15th on the Boise State career rebound list into 12th with 598 ... she now sits at 606, 21 short of sole possession of 11th and 41 short of seventh.

  • Shaw ranks fourth among active players this year in the MW for career double-doubles with 14, two this season.

  • Shaw went down injured in the game at Nevada and missed the next three contests, the Broncos went 1-3 in that stretch ... they are 3-0 since her return.

  • Vanderschaaf is second on team averaging 10.6 points per game (19th MW) and has scored double-figure points in 13 contests (tied for most on team) including a career-high 26 in victory against New Mexico (Feb. 15), 22 at San Diego State (Jan. 7) and 20 in the win over Wyoming (Jan. 28).

  • Marijke Vanderschaaf is averaging 6.2 rebounds per game (2nd on team / 18th MW) and has 14 games with six or more boards ... she had a career-high 11 in win at Colorado State (Dec. 31) and in win over New Mexico (Feb. 15) to complete a double-double (26 pts/11rbs).

  • Rodriguez is second in the MW and 24th nationally in assists per game at 6.0.

  • Rodriguez set the school’s career assists record earlier this fall at 452 and has since stretched it out to 575 ... fourth in MW history.

  • Joyce Harrell has started in the last six contests averaging 4.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

  • Harrell led Boise State in her second career start versus Colorado State (Feb. 1) tallying a team and career-high 13 points to go with a team high and career-tying eight rebounds.

  • Freshman Riley Lupfer has had a solid debut season recording nine games in double-figure scoring to average 8.2 points per game with a career-high of 19 in win over Portland (Dec. 18).

  • Marta Hermida is averaging 8.5 points (4th on team) and 4.0 rebounds during conference play ... 9.1 points and 3.8 rebounds on the year ... she has 12 games in double-digit points.


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