Nov. 5, 2016
ALASKA AT BOISE STATE
Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
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Boise State women's basketball will host its lone exhibition game of the fall this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena against the Alaska Nanooks from Fairbanks. This game will make social media history as it will be the first NCAA basketball game nationally to ever be broadcast live on twitter. The Nanooks are NCAA Division II and members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
2016-17 Tickets: Are available online at BroncoSports.com or at the arena's ticket office prior to the game. Adults are $6, senior citizens (62 and older) and youth at $4, Boise State students get in free with their IDs.
Bronco Sports Pass: If you are looking for a season ticket for the Boise State Olympic sports, the Bronco Sports Pass is a great option! Passes are $75 and can be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office. The pass gets you access to all regular season home games for Volleyball, Soccer, Wrestling, Women's Basketball, Gymnastics, Outdoor Track and Field, and Softball.
Boise State will open the regular season next Sunday, Nov. 13 when Southern Oregon comes to town for a 2 p.m. (Mountain) tip.
BOISE STATE PICKED SECOND IN MW POLL
Boise State women's basketball has been picked to battle for the Mountain West title this winter having been projected to finish second behind three-time defending champion Colorado State in the preseason coaches/media poll.
Senior Brooke Pahukoa was among the individuals selected for the 2016 Preseason All-MW Team. The native of Lake Stevens, Wash., was the only Bronco picked among the five member team and three major award winners. This is the second-consecutive year that Pahukoa has been honored as a member of the preseason team.
BRONCOS RECEIVED VOTES IN AP TOP-25
The Associated Press released its 2016 preseason top-25 poll and among those receiving votes were the Boise State Broncos getting two points, tied for 39th.
THREE STRAIGHT WINNING SEASONS
The Broncos have recorded three straight winning seasons and seven overall under head coach Gordy Presnell in 11 seasons. Last year they went 19-11 and 12-6 in Mountain West play to place third.
PRESNELL APPROACHES MILESTONES
The person in charge of the Broncos is Gordy Presnell entering his 12th season at Boise State and his 30th overall as a collegiate head coach. He starts the year with a 195-149 record at Boise State, five short of the 200 mark. Presnell's career record overall is 591-276, nine short of the 600 win milestone.
Boise State returns four starters who combined for 118 starts last year and a combined 211 overall in their collective careers. Last year's starters include: Marta Hermida (30/30), Brooke Pahukoa (29/29), Yaiza Rodriguez (30/30) and Shalen Shaw (30/29).
RETURNING POSTSEASON HONOREES
The Broncos return three of their four 2016 postseason Mountain West honorees: Brooke Pahukoa and Shalen Shaw were all-conference, while Marta Hermida was the 2016 MW Freshman of the Year and a member of the all-freshman team.
VETERANS BACK IN 2016-17
Eight veterans return with seven having played in 28 or more games last season ... joining the four starters back are Brittney Pahukoa (28/1), Joyce Harrell (28/0), Marijke Vanderschaff (30/0) and Leonie Edringer (3/0).
STATISTICALLY WHAT'S BACK
Statistically, Boise State returns: 75.3 percent of its points, 79.5 percent of the rebounds, 91.8 percent of assists, 76.5 percent of blocked shots, 80.2 percent of steals and 95.5 percent of made 3-pointers.
Miquelle Askew started in 89 games at center over the last three years. She graduated with 1,261 points (10.1 ppg), 579 rebounds (4.6 rpg) and shot 50.1 percent from the floor over the course of her career, fourth all-time in program history.
WHAT'S NEW: TRANSFERS
Boise State added seven newcomers, three transfers and four true freshmen.
- Brooke Wheeler: The lone transfer who can play this year coming from Snow College ... 6-3 center was a junior college all-region honoree last season ... averaged 11.8 points, team-high 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, 1.2 blocks in 27.9 minutes per game ... shot 54.8 percent (153-279) from the floor.
- A'Shanti Coleman: A transfer from Arizona where she started 11 of 32 games played ... averaged 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.5 bocks in 11.4 minutes per game ... shot 41.3 percent from the floor (33-80) ... will sit out do to NCAA rules.
- Ellie Woerner: A transfer from Portland where she started in 28 of 29 games played ... shot 40.4 percent from the floor (118-292), 38.9 percent (44-113) from beyond the 3-point arc and 72.4 percent (63-87) from the free-throw line ... averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.6 steals in 29.2 minutes per game ... led the team and ranked 13th in West Coast Conference for scoring.
WHAT'S NEW: FRESHMEN
All four of the freshmen were standouts and all-state honorees as seniors in their respective states.
- Braydey Hodgins: Named to Washington 4-A All-State First Team ... Mid-Columbia Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, as well as Mid-Columbia All-Conference First Team ... led the Mid-Columbia Conference in scoring at 27.1 points per game, more than 10 points better than the second ranked player; averaged 8.9 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.4 blocks per game.
- Riley Lupfer: As a senior named to Associated Press of Washington All-State First Team and Greater Spokane League Player of the Year ... overall during prep career a three-time All-Greater Spokane League honoree garnering first team recognition as a junior and senior ... last year averaged a conference-high 20.6 points per game to go with 6.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks.
- Jordan Woodvine: A McDonald's All-American nominee ... three-time Oregon 6A All-State honoree, first team as a senior ... three-time Greater Valley All-Conference First Team honoree and honorable mention as a freshman ... as a senior year averaged 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
- Emerald Toth: MVP of the Montana State Tournament as a senior ... two-time Montana All-State honoree ... three-time all-conference, first team recognition junior and senior years ... two-time member of the Great Falls Tribune Super State Team (all levels of basketball) ... as a senior averaged 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists per game.