Broncos Open Season with Cal State LA
Nov. 12, 2015

GAME FACTS
  • Game 1 (ORANGE OUT and $1 admission)
  • Cal State LA (0-0) at Boise State (0-0)
  • Nov. 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
  • Parking: East and west Albertsons Stadium parking lots



WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • Game: Boise State (0-0) opens the 2015-16 season at home against Cal State Los Angeles (0-0) in Bronco Gym at 7 p.m. (all times are Mountain) Friday.
  • Promotion:  It is a "Orange Out" in Bronco Gym.
  • Next Up: Boise State will continue a three-game homestand to start the season when the Broncos host the College of Charleston at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in Taco Bell Arena. 
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games this season. Chris Lewis returns for his third season as the voice of the Broncos.
  • Internet Broadcast: You can listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com. 


GAME 1: Cal State LA | Friday, Nov. 13 | at Boise

  • The Broncos open with the Golden Eagles of Cal State LA in Bronco Gym.
  • CSULA Record: Cal State LA is coming off a close 60-58 exhibition road loss at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 29.
  • Affiliation: Cal State LA is NCAA Division II school and is a member of the 13-member California Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Preseason Poll: The Golden Eagles who went 11-15 overall and 10-12 in conference during 2014-15 where picked to place sixth in this year’s preseason poll.
  • CSULA Leaders: After one exhibition contest Chiara DiMarco leads CSULA in scoring with 13 points followed by Kiah Knox and Franeka Hall with eight each. 
  • Series: This is the first meeting ever between the two programs ... Boise State is 2-0 all-time versus the current membership of the CCAA with wins over Cal State East Bay (formerly known as CSU Hayward) and Chico State. 


BRONCO SCOUTING REPORT

  • Record: The Broncos enter the regular season opener 1-0 in exhibition games following a 52-point (102-50) blowout of Southern Oregon last Friday (Nov. 6) in Boise. 
  • Bronco Leaders: Boise State had five players reach double-figure points against SOU led by Brooke Pahukoa with 23, Joyce Harrell had 22, Shay Shaw 20, Marta Hermida 13 and Miquelle Askew 10 ... Harrell recorded a double-double versus SOU adding a team-high 11 boards to her point total ... Yaiza Rodriguez dished out 16 assists, which would have been a school record if it counted.
  • As a Team: Boise State shot well against SOU hitting 56 percent (40-of-71) from the floor, 50 percent (9-of-18) from the 3-point arc and 68 percent (13-of-19) from the free-throw line.
  • Miscellaneous Notes: Broncos out rebounded SOU 51 to 29 and were a plus four in turnover margin 24 to 20.


BRONCOS IN SEASON OPENERS

  • Last Year: Boise State won the 2014-15 opener by 15 points 75-60 over Montana State in Taco Bell Arena on Nov. 14. 
  • Openers Under Presnell: Boise State is 8-2 in openers under head coach Gordy Presnell
  • Openers All-Time: The Broncos are 27-18 all-time in season openers, 16-7 when opening in Boise (Bronco Gym and Taco Bell Arena) and 10-11 when on the road.
  • Season Openers In Bronco Gym: The Broncos are 4-3 all-time in season openers played in Bronco Gym between 1970-1981.
  • The Last Season Opener Bronco Gym: Boise State called Bronco Gym home from the fall of 1970 through the spring of 1982 ... Taco Bell Arena opened in the fall of 1982 ... this year’s opener is only the second time since Taco Bell Arena opened it doors that Boise State has started a campaign in Bronco Gym ... the last was on Nov. 29, 1991, when Boise State defeated Colorado State 87-68 in the first round of the Real Dairy Classic ... the Broncos went on to win that tournament with a 74-73 win over Wyoming the next night (Nov. 30, 1991).


BOISE STATE IN HOME OPENERS

  • Home Openers All-Time: Boise State is 32-13 in home openers all-time, 8-5 in Bronco Gym and 24-8 in Taco Bell Arena. 
  • Home Openers Under Presnell: The Broncos are 8-2 in home openers under head coach Gordy Presnell
  • Home Openers in Bronco Gym: Boise State is 8-5 all-time in home openers played at Bronco Gym.
  • Last Home Opener in Bronco Gym: The last home opener was on Nov. 29, 1991, when Boise State defeated Colorado State 87-68 in the first round of the Real Dairy Classic.
  • Last Year: Boise State defeated Montana State 75-60 in Taco Bell Arena on Nov. 14, 2014.


BRONCO NOTES

  • Boise State Picked Third: The Mountain West preseason poll selected Boise State to place third in this year’s league race ... the poll was a joint effort between coaches and select media. 
  • Pahukoa Named Preseason All-MW: Junior guard Brooke Pahukoa was named to the 2015 Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team ... her first career preseason honor.


ROSTER NOTES

  • Broncos Return Three Starters: Boise State returns three starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament Team in junior guards Brooke Pahukoa and Yaiza Rodriguez, as well as senior center Miquelle Askew ... between the trio they combined for 77 starts in 2014-15.
  • Broncos Return Three Starters: Six letterwinners return from last year’s squad, joining the three starters are Brittney Pahukoa (Jr., G), Shay Shaw (So., F/G) and Julia Dufurrena (Sr., G/F).
  • Top Scorers Back: Two of the top-three scorers return for last season in Brooke Pahukoa (10.4 ppg) and Miquelle Askew (9.2 ppg). 
  • Top Rebounders Back: Shay Shaw is the top returner in rebounding averaging 5.5 rpg in 2014-15, third on the team ... Miquelle Askew is next at 4.1 rpg, fourth overall last year.
  • Welcome Back: The Broncos also return two redshirts from 2014-15 in senior Lexie Der and freshman Marijke Vanderschaaf.
  • New Broncos on the Block: Boise State added five new faces to this year’s squad, all are true freshmen: Marta Hermida (Madrid, Spain), Ella Fotu (Auckland, New Zealand), Jordan Tully (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Joyce Harrell (Seattle, Wash.) and Leonie Edringer (Trier, Germany).
  • Broncos Go International: With the additions of the four freshmen from foreign countries that gives Boise State six international players when adding redshirt-senior Lexie Der (Burnaby, B.C., Canada) and Yaiza Rodriguez (Barcelona, Spain) ... that ties the Broncos for second-most internationals on a team in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. 


COACH PRESNELL

  • Career Marks: Coach Presnell is currently 572-265 (.684) overall in 28 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
  • National Standing: Coach Presnell enters 2015-16 as the 32nd winningest active coach in the NCAA (all divisions) with the 572 wins ... he is 19th among active NCAA Division I coaches ... ranked 33rd for best win percentage among current division I coaches at .684. 
  • Presnell Approaches Boise State Record: Gordy Presnell is entering his 11th season in charge of the Broncos and currently has a 176-138 record ... he needs three more victories to tie Connie Thorngren (1970-84), who was 179-121 in 14 years, as the winningest coach in program history in terms of victories.
  • Most Conference Wins: Coach Presnell set the program record for wins in conference games last year when the Broncos defeated Colorado State (Dec. 31, 2014) giving him 74 ... the record now stands at 84.
  • Most Games Coached: Coach Presnell set the school record for games coached at Boise State when the Broncos tipped at San Diego State (Feb. 7, 2015) in his 302 game ... the record is now at 314.

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