Boise State Concludes Homestand with Wyoming on Saturday
Broncos looking to get back on track versus the Cowgirls.
Feb. 28, 2014
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- Wyoming (19-7, 10-5 MW) at Boise State (15-11, 10-5 MW)
- March 1, 2014 (Saturday) at 2 p.m. (Mountain)
- Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
- Follow the Game: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO | LIVE AUDIO
The Last Meeting
January 11, 2014
- The Game: With three games remaining in the regular season Boise State (15-11, 10-5 MW) is home for the final of two games this week in Taco Bell Arena when the Wyoming Cowgirls (19-7, 10-5 MW) come to town.
- Big Final Stretch: The Broncos who entered the week in sole possession of second place in the Mountain West standings dropped into a three-way tie for third following Wednesday’s home loss to Fresno State 78-72 in overtime. Boise State will now face the two teams it is tied with in the next two contests starting with Wyoming, followed by Tuesday’s road game at Nevada (15-11, 10-5 MW). The next two games are big for the Broncos in the race for seeding into next month’s Reese’s MW Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.
- 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 against Wyoming 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 at http://www.broncosports.com/videos/.
- All-Time Record: Saturday’s game will be the 13th meeting all-time in the series between Wyoming and Boise State with the series tied at six wins apiece, it will be the sixth encounter in league games where Wyoming holds a 3-2 advantage.
- Home Court Advantage: Excluding one neutral site meeting the home team has won the other 11 contests in the series, Boise State is 5-0 versus the Cowgirls in Boise and 0-6 in Laramie.
- Last Year: Boise State and Wyoming met twice last year with the Broncos winning the first meeting 70-68 in Taco Bell Arena, while the Cowgirls got their revenge with a 77-60 win in Arena Auditorium at Laramie.
- First Meeting in 2014
- Boise State battled to the end but lost a 55-48 heartbreaker on the road at Wyoming in Arena Auditorium at Laramie.
- Boise State rallied from five points down late in the game to take its last lead of the contest with 3:35 remaining up 47-46.
- Wyoming responded by out scoring the Broncos with a 9-1 run powered by 7-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line in the final three and a half minutes to hold off Boise State for the victory.
- Miquelle Askew and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego tied for game-high scoring honors with 12 points a piece. Lexie Der finished with her second double-double of the season and fifth of her career recording 11 points and team-high 10 rebounds.
- Boise State finished the game shooting 30.6 percent (19-62) from the floor, 25 percent (4-16) from the 3-point arc and 85.7 percent (6-7) from the free-throw line.
- Wyoming out scored the Broncos by nine points at the free-throw line making 15-of-26 attempts (57.7 pct.), 11-of-14 in the second half. Boise State was called for 24 fouls to Wyoming’s 13 in the game. The Broncos first free-throw of the second half came with 3:35 to play when Askew converted both attempts to give Boise State its 47-46 lead with 3:35 to go.
- Wyoming finished the contest shooting 33.3 percent (18-54) from the floor, 28.6 percent (4-14) from the arc.
- Kaitlyn Mileto led the Cowgirls with 18 points followed by Marquelle Dent with 12.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Preseason Poll: Wyoming was picked to place second in the 2014 MW regular season race while Boise State was projected eighth out of 11 teams.
- Recently for Boise State: Boise State is 1-2 in its last three games including a frustrating 78-72 overtime loss to Fresno State Wednesday night at home.
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are now 15-11 overall on the year and 10-5 in conference action, tied for third place in the MW standings.
- Recently for Wyoming: The Cowgirls have won their last two games upsetting regular season champion Colorado State 75-49 in Laramie, then cruised by Air Force 73-32 on the road this past Wednesday.
- Wyoming’s Record: The UW has won six of its last seven contests and enters today’s game at 19-7 overall and 10-5 in conference, tied with Boise State and Nevada for third.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 10-4 in Taco Bell Arena this year. They are 270-144 (.652 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena. They are 1-0 in Bronco Gym this season.
- Boise State on the Road: After dropping their first six road games of the season the Broncos have gone 5-1 since and are now 5-7 on the road overall.
- Wyoming on the Road: The Cowgirls are 7-6 on the road this year, 4-6 on opponents’ courts and 3-0 on neutral floors.
- Leading the Broncos: Deanna Weaver leads the team in scoring average at 13.6 points per game (has not played in enough games to be ranked by MW), while Miquelle Askew leads the team in total points with 339 and is second in average at 13 ppg (11th MW). Lexie Der follows those two at 10.9 ppg, next is Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego at 10.2 ppg. Weaver leads the team on the glass at 6.3 rebounds per game.
- Leading the Cowgirls: The preseason MW Player of the Year Kayla Woodward leads Wyoming averaging 17.8 points per game (3rd MW) and 7.2 rebounds (5th MW). Fallon Lewis is second in scoring at 14.7 ppg (5th MW) and leads the league on the glass averaging 9.6 rpg.
- Boise State as a Team: On the year Boise State is averaging 71.7 points (6th MW) and 36.8 rebounds (10th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 70.2 points (7th MW) and 39.3 boards (6th MW) per game ... in league they are scoring 71.6 ppg (6th MW) and rebounding 36.1 rpg (10th MW), while allowing 66.8 ppg (4th MW) and 38.3 rpg (6th MW).
- Wyoming as a Team: The Cowgirls average 74.3 points (3rd MW) and 41.1 rebounds (4th MW) per game, while allowing 64 points (3rd MW) and 39.4 rebounds per game (7th MW). In conference action they are averaging 74.3 ppg (2nd MW) and 40.3 rpg (4th MW), defensively they allow 63.5 ppg (3rd MW) and 38 rpg (5th MW).
- The Coaches: Joe Legerski is in his 11th season at Wyoming where he is 215-122, his career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 151-124 and 547-251 in his 27th season all-time.
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 71.7 points per game to rank sixth in the Mountain West and 87th 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 3-10 when they do not.
- Five Minute Mark: In Boise State’s 26 contests to date the team leading with five minutes left in the game has won 24 times. Only twice has a team rallied to win, both by Boise State in the Bronco’s victory over Idaho State (Nov. 29) and at New Mexico (Feb. 12).
- Halftime: Boise State is 13-1 when leading at the half, 1-0 when tied and 1-10 when trailing at the break.
- 3-Point Shooting: Boise State is 5-2 win taking fewer 3-point attempts than the opponent and 10-9 when taking more.
- Percentage: Boise State is 12-1 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 37.9 percent to improve their year percentage to 34.5 percent good for third in the MW and 63rd nationally.
FREE THROW SHOOTING
- Charity Stripe: Boise State ranks fourth in the MW and 85th nationally in free throw percentage hitting 72.2 percent.
- Hitting 70 Percent from the Stripe: The Broncos have shot over 70 percent from the stripe in 13 of 26 games to date. Interestingly enough they are only 7-6 in those contest and tend to win more (8-5) percentage wise when shooting below 70 percent.
- Best Vs. Worst Performances: Until their win over Utah State (Feb. 8) when they shot a season-high 90.9 percent from the foul line, the Broncos actually lost the two games when they hit 88.6 percent versus Southern Utah (Nov. 8) and 85.7 percent at Wyoming, the top two performances at the time. Meanwhile, they have won the three games when hitting below of 54 percent.
- Getting Out Scored From Line: Boise State is being out scored from the free-throw line in conference play by 6.2 points per game.
- Free Throw Attempts: Boise State’s conference opponents are averaging 8.8 more free-throw attempts than the Broncos are taking. MW opponents have taken 371 (24.7 avg.) free throws this season compared to Boise State’s 238 (15.9 avg.).
- Scoring from the Line: The Broncos have only out scored their opponents from the stripe five times this season, all victories: Lewis-Clark State (16-to-13), Cal State Fullerton (18-to-17), at Utah State (16-to-14), versus Utah State (20-to-6) and at New Mexico (29-to-19).