Boise State Heads to Reno

March 3, 2014

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GAME FACTS

  • Boise State (16-11, 11-5 MW) at Nevada (16-11, 11-5 MW)
  • Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
  • March 4, 2014 (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain)
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The Last Meeting
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January 15, 2014
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Boise State Holds Off Nevada for Win, 67-64
Boise State was forced to hold off a Nevada rally attempt late in the game to claim a hard fought 67-64 home victory over the Wolf Pack in a Mountain West Conference women's basketball contest at Taco Bell Arena Wednesday night.



WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Boise State (16-11, 11-5 MW) is on the road for a big Mountain West Conference encounter with the Nevada Wolf Pack (16-11, 11-5 MW) in a battle between teams tied for third place. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) in Lawlor Events Center on the Nevada campus.
  • Big Final Stretch: The game will help decide seeding into next week’s Reese’s MW Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The winner will be in position to tie Fresno State at the end of the week for second place as the regular season ends on Friday. 
  • Radio Broadcast: Listen live to each game via radio broadcast by KTIK (AM 1350) and over the internet at BroncoSports.com as Chris Lewis calls the action at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/boise.portal
  • Follow the Game: The contest at Nevada 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.


THE SERIES

  • All-Time Record: Tuesday’s game will be the 48th meeting all-time in the series between these longtime rivals with the Broncos holding a 33-14 advantage, it will be the fourth Mountain West encounter. Boise State has won three straight games over Nevada.
  • Third Longest Rivalry: The rivalry with Nevada ranks third in terms of times played in Boise State history. The Broncos and Wolf Pack have been league rivals in five different conference since the late 1980’s: Mountain West Athletic Conference (1987-88), Big Sky Conference (1988-92), Big West Conference (1996-2001), Western Athletic Conference (2001-2011), Mountain West Conference (2011-present).
  • Home Court Advantage: Boise State has been dominating over the Wolf Pack at home in Taco Bell Arena owning a 20-4 all-time mark in the facility versus Nevada.
  • In Reno: The Broncos lead the series 12-10 in games played at Reno. 
  • Last Year: Boise State and Nevada met twice last year, the first season that both were in the MW, with the Broncos sweeping the series on a 67-58 victory in Boise followed by a 80-62 win in Reno. 
  • First Meeting in 2014:
    1. Boise State was forced to hold off a Nevada rally attempt late in the game to claim a hard fought 67-64 home victory over the Wolf Pack at Taco Bell Arena on Jan. 15. 
    2. Up 15 points with just over seven minutes to go the Broncos held off Nevada’s last ditch effort to rally pulling to within three points with 3:01 to play. 
    3. In the end Boise State held the visitors off at the free-throw line making five in the final three minutes. 
    4. Deanna Weaver led Boise State recording her first career double-double as a Bronco with a team-high 18 points and career-high 10 rebounds. Lexie Der followed with 13 points and eight rebounds. 
    5. Boise State finished the night shooting 36.8 percent (25-68) from the floor, 35.3 percent (6-17) from the 3-point arc and 64.7 percent (11-17) from the free-throw line. 
    6. Nevada shot 39.6 percent (21-53) from the floor, 36.4 percent (4-11) from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent (18-26) from the charity stripe. 
    7. Three Wolf Pack players finished in double figure scoring led by Danika Sharp with 14 points, followed by Terilyn Moe with 13 points and six rebounds, while Mungedi added 12 points and team-high seven boards.
       

SETTING THE SCENE

  • Preseason Poll: Boise State was picked to place seventh while Nevada was projected to finish 10th in the 2014 conference race by the combined coaches and media preseason poll.
  • Recently for Boise State: Boise State is 2-2 in its last four games including a frustrating 78-72 overtime loss to Fresno State (Feb. 26) at home, followed by a 72-59 home victory over Wyoming (March 1) last Saturday. 
  • Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are now 16-11 overall on the year and 11-5 in conference action, tied for third place in the MW standings. 
  • Recently for Nevada: The Wolf Pack won a 60-55 road win at New Mexico on Saturday in their lone game of the week. 
  • Nevada’s Record: The Wolf pack have won four straight and enter Tuesday’s contest with an identical record to the Broncos at 16-11 overall and 11-5 in conference, tied with Boise State for third. 
  • Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 11-4 in Taco Bell Arena this year. They are 271-144 (.653 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.
  • Nevada at Home: The Wolf Pack is 10-5 at home in Lawlor Events Center and 7-1 in MW games. 
  • 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 348 and is second in average at 12.9 ppg (11th MW). Lexie Der follows those two at 10.9 ppg, next is Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego at 10.1 ppg. Weaver leads the team on the glass at 6.3 rebounds per game. 
  • Leading Nevada: Danika Sharp leads the Wolf Pack in scoring averaging 12.6 points per game (12th MW) and 4.4 rebounds. Terilyn Moe adds 11.6 ppg (17th MW), followed by Arielle Wideman at 10.5 ppg.
  • Boise State as a Team: On the year Boise State is averaging 71.7 points (6th MW) and 36.9 rebounds (10th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 69.7 points (7th MW) and 38.9 boards (5th MW) per game ... in league they are scoring 71.6 ppg (6th MW) and rebounding 36.3 rpg (10th MW), while allowing 66.3 ppg (4th MW) and 37.7 rpg (5th MW).
  • Nevada as a Team: The Wolf Pack average 72.2 points (5th MW) and 44 rebounds (1st MW) per game, while allowing 70 points (8th MW) and 40.1 rebounds per game (8th MW). In conference action they are averaging 71.8 ppg (5th MW) and 44.8 rpg (1st MW), defensively they allow 67.9 ppg (3rd MW) and 39.2 rpg (8th MW).
  • The Coaches: Jane Albirght is in her 11th season at Nevada where she is 88-98, her career mark in 30 years is 485-410. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 143-121 and 538-248 in his 27th season all-time.
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