Boise State Opens with Southern Oregon
Nov. 12, 2016

SOUTHERN OREGON AT BOISE STATE

Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
Sunday, Nov. 13 | 2 p.m. MT

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WHAT’S HAPPENING
  • The Game:  Boise State (0-0) opens the season this Sunday at home versus the Raiders of Southern Oregon (0-0) at 2 p.m. (Mountain) in Taco Bell Arena. This is a BLACK OUT game,so everyone is asked to wear black gear.
  • Next Up: The Broncos will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday (Nov. 16) when Portland State comes to town. This will be a doubleheader with the Boise State volleyball team hosting Colorado State in Bronco Gym at 7:30 p.m., show your women’s basketball ticket and get into the volleyball match free.
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games  throughout the postseason. Chris Lewis is in his fourth season as the voice of the Broncos.
  • Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.  

LOOKING AT SOU
  • Southern Oregon enters the season ranked second nationally in the NAIA after the Raiders' runner-up finish at the 2016 national tournament ... they went 33-2 last year.
  • They opened their season Friday in Lewiston, Idaho, where they lost to Lewis-Clark State 90-51 Friday and defeated Montana Tech 83-74 Saturday.
  • They are led in scoring by Autumn Durand averaging 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game ... Tiani Bradford is averaging 11.5 points, followed by Toria Bradford at 11 points per game.

BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES

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.

Brooke Pahukoa PRESEASON ALL-MW
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 TWO 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 is already the winningest coach in program history and 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.

RODRIGUEZ SETS AIM ON ASSIST RECORD
Senior point guard Yaiza Rodriguez has her eyes set on Boise State’s career record for assists currently held by Bronco great Tricia (Bader) Binford with 451. Rodriguez enters 2016-17 27 short of tying the record with 424.

Brooke Pahukoa NEARS 1,000
Senior Brooke Pahukoa enters the 2016-17 campaign ranked 22nd in career points with 931. She is 69 points short of becoming the 18th member of the 1,000 career points club at Boise State.

Brooke Pahukoa FROM DOWNTOWN
Brooke Pahukoa is one of the top 3-point shooters in school history entering the season ranked sixth with 146 career makes. She will write her name further up the chart by the time she is finished and only needs 23 to tie for second place at 169. The school record is 260 by Abby Vaughan (1999-03).

SHARP SHOOTER
Brooke Pahukoa is one of the most proficient shooters from behind the arc and charity stripe in program history. She enters the campaign ranked first in career free-throw percentage at .840 and third in 3-point percentage at .380.

SHAW, QUEEN OF THE DOUBLES
Junior Shalen Shaw is coming off and outstanding sophomore campaign where she recorded 11 double-doubles, including a MW-high 10 in conference play.

SHAW WAS THE FIRST IN 36 YEARS
Shalen Shaw was the third Bronco in history to average a double-double during league play. She finished MW play in 2015-16 averaging 12.2 points and MW-high 10.1 rebounds per game. The last time a Bronco averaged  a double-double was 36 years ago during 1979-80 season.

RETURNING STARTERS
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.

KEY LOSS
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 is 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 is 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 is 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.

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