Boise State Looks for Third Straight Road Win Wednesday at New Mexico
With two weeks left in the regular season Broncos are looking for a key road win over second place Lobos
Camille Redmon has moved into fourth-place for blocked shots in a season with 59.
Feb. 24, 2015
- Boise State (16-8, 8-5 MW) at New Mexico (15-10, 11-4 MW)
- Feb. 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time)
- Albuquerque, N.M. (WisePies Arena)
- 10thMeeting in Series
- Game: The Broncos (17-8, 9-5 MW) are on the road at Albuquerque, N.M., for a encounter with the New Mexico Lobos (15-10, 11-4 MW) at 7 p.m. (Mountain) Wednesday night. The Lobos are currently in second place while the Broncos are tied for fourth in the league standings.
- Next Up: Boise State will return home for the final two home games of the season beginning with San Diego State (10-16, 7-8 MW) at 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28), followed by the home finale versus San Jose State (11-14, 5-9 MW) next Tuesday (March 3) night at 7 p.m. for "Senior Night."
- 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 New Mexico ninth in this year's league race.
- Season Series: Boise State won the first meeting of the year in Boise on Jan. 17 by a 86-65 score.
- Boise State's Record: The Broncos enter the game at 17-8 overall and 9-5 in MW play, good for a fourth-place tie with UNLV.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos are coming off a split with the Nevada schools last week falling 74-60 at home to UNLV, followed by a 51-47 win at Nevada.
- New Mexico's Record: New Mexico enters the contest at 15-11 overall and 11-4 in MW play, good for second-place.
- Recently for New Mexico: The Lobos saw an eight-game win streak broken last time out at UNLV 79-73 last Saturday, that was preceded by a 63-47 win at San Diego State.
- 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 6-6 away from Boise in 2014-15 ... however, they have an active two-game road win streak with victories at Air Force and Nevada.
- New Mexico at Home: The Lobos are always hard to beat at home in front of a large fan base, 2014-15 has been no different as they have gone 11-2 at the WisePies Arena (The Pit).
- New Mexico on the Road: UNM has also struggled a bit on the road this year going 4-9 away from Albuquerque.
- Bronco Leaders: In MW games, Deanna Weaver leads the team at 13.3 points (MW 10) and 4.5 rebounds per game, on the year she leads the MW in 3-point percentage at .431 (NCAA 14) ... Brooke Pahukoa is second in scoring during conference averaging 12.4 ppg (MW 14), Miquelle Askew follows at 9.0 ppg ... Camille Redmon leads on the glass at 7.5 rebounds per game (MW 4).
- Lobos Leaders: In MW games, Antiesha Brown leads UNM in scoring at 14.3 points per game (MW 8) ... Khadijah Shumpert is next at 9.4 ppg ... Cherise Beynon adds 9.2 ppg and team-high 5.6 rebounds per game.
- Boise State as a Team: Offensively, Boise State is averaging 72.3 points (MW 2/NCAA 48) and a league-best 72.1 ppg during MW action ... Defensively, the Broncos are fifth in the league allowing 61.8 points per game and 64.8 points per game (MW 7) in conference play ... on the year the Broncos out score opponents by a league-best +10.5 (NCAA 39) and second-best +5.3 rebounds per game (NCAA 45).
- New Mexico as a Team: Offensively, the Lobos are averaging 61.5 points per game (MW 8) on the year and 62.5 ppg (MW 5) in league play ... Defensively, they are allowing 60.6 ppg (MW 4) this season and 56.3 ppg (MW 2) during the MW campaign.
- The Coaches: Yvonne Sanchez is now in her fourth season as head coach at New Mexico where she is 54-64, her career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his 10th season at Boise State where he is 171-135 and 567-262 in his 28th season all-time.
- All-Time Record: This is the 10th meeting all-time between the Lobos and Broncos with Boise State leading 6-3.
- Current Streak: The Broncos have won three straight, including a 86-65 win Boise earlier this year.
- Series at Albuquerque: Boise State leads the series in The Pit 2-1.
- MW Series: Boise State leads the MW series 5-2 since the Broncos joined the league for the 2011-12 campaign.
- Mountain West Conference: Boise State is 109-85 all-time against the current membership of the Mountain West; however, they are 30-30 against those schools in MW contests.
TOP 50 NATIONALLY
- Team: Boise State is ranked in the top 50 nationally in six different statistical categories: 11th in 3-pointers made per game (8.4), 16th in 3-point percentage (.366), 25th in assists per game (16.3), 39th in scoring margin (+10.5), 48th in scoring (72.3) and 45th in rebound margin (+5.3).
- Weaver: Deanna Weaver is currently ranked 14th in 3-point percentage (.431) and 73rd in 3-pointers per game (2.4).
- Redmon: Camille Redmon is 42nd nationally in blocks per game (2.3).
- Ranking: Boise State is averaging 72.3 points per game to rank second in MW and 48th nationally ... they lead the MW during conference play at 72.1 ppg.
- 80-Plus: The Broncos have scored 80-plus points nine times this year ... the last time was 88 points at Air Force (Feb. 11) ... they reached that mark five times last year ... the Broncos are 8-1 in those games ... the lone loss was 83-82 at Colorado State (Jan. 28).
- 70-Plus: The Broncos have scored 70-plus points 15 times this season and are 13-2 in those contests ... they loss 88-78 at San Jose State (Jan. 21) and 83-82 at Colorado State (Jan. 28) ... when scoring below 70 the Broncos are 4-6.
- Record Pace: The Broncos scoring average of 72.3 points per game currently ranks fifth in program history.
FIELD GOAL SHOOTING
- Rank: Boise State is the best shooting team in the MW currently shooting 42.1 percent from the floor on the year to rank first in the MW and 78th nationally.
- 40 Percent: Boise State is 12-2 when shooting above 40 percent and 5-6 when falling below that percentage ... they have hit 50 percent or better six times this year.
- High/Low: The season high has been 56.1 percent (32-of-57) at Idaho State (Dec. 4) with the low coming at San Diego State (Feb. 7) where the Broncos hit 26.4 percent (14-of-53).
- More Attempts: The Broncos have taken more shots than opponents in 19 of the 25 contests this year averaging 61.8 while allowing 58.8 ... they are 14-5 when taking more attempts.
The Last Meeting
January 17, 2015