Boise State to Play at New Mexico State on Thursday
Broncos looking for second win of the season.
Nov. 13, 2013
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- The Game: Boise State (1-1) hits the road for one game this Thursday night when the Broncos travel to Las Cruces, N.M., to take on former Western Athletic Conference foe New Mexico State (0-1) in the Pan American Center.
- Radio Broadcast: Follow the game live on KTIK Radio (AM 1350) with Chris Lewis calling the action.
- Next Up: Boise State returns home to host the College of Idaho next Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Taco Bell Arena.
- All-Time Record: Thursday’s game will be the 27th meeting all-time in the series between the two programs with Boise State holding a slim 14-12 advantage, the Broncos have won two straight over the Aggies.
- In Las Cruces: NMSU holds the series advantage in games played at Las Cruces by a 9-5 margin.
- Last Time: These two last played on Jan, 7, 2012, in Las Cruces when the Broncos defeated the Aggies 56-53.
QUICK GAME NOTES: SETTING THE SCENE
- NMSU Conference Affiliation: The Aggies are members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) which was once called home by the Broncos (2001-2011).
- Last Year for Boise State: Boise State went 11-19 overall and 4-12 in the Mountain West Conference last year placing seventh.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have played two games todate splitting a pair of home contests dropping a 90-86 shootout to Southern Utah (Nov. 8), followed by a 76-68 win over Lewis-Clark State on Monday (Nov. 11).
- Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are q-1 on the year.
- Last Year for NMSU: NMSU went 15-16 overall last year and 7-11 in WAC play.
- Recently for NMSU: The Aggies have played only one game so far, a 94-69 loss at UTEP on Tuesday.
- NMSU’s Record: The Aggies enter the game at 0-1.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 1-1 in Taco Bell Arena this year. Boise State went 7-8 at home last season. The Broncos are 262-141 (.649 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena.
- Boise State on the Road: The Broncos will be playing their first road game of the year Thursday night.
- NMSU at Home: This is New Mexico State’s first regular season home game of the year. They defeated Western New Mexico 75-60 in an exhibition game on Nov. 4. NMSU went 9-7 at home in 2012-13.
- Leading the Broncos: After two contests Boise State is being led by redshirt-sophomore forward Lexie Der at 17.5 points per game and a team second-best 9.5 rebounds per game, followed by sophomore center Miquelle Askew at 14.5 ppg and a team-high 10.0 rebounds per game. Redshirt-junior Brandi Henton is third in scoring at 14.0 ppg.
- Leading the Aggies: Vanessa Garner leads the Aggies after one game at 16.0 ppg, followed by Sasha Weber at 13.0 ppg. September Offutt leads on the glass at 6.0 rpg.
- Boise State as a Team: After two games Boise State is shooting 37.4 percent from the floor, 29.7 percent from the 3-point arc and 81 percent from the free-throw line, as well as averaging 81 points and 44 rebounds per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 79 points and 37.5 boards per game.
- NMSU as a Team: The Aggies are averaging 69 points and 32 rebounds per game after one contest, while allowing 94 points and 39 rebounds per game. They shoot 41 percent from the floor, 26.9 percent from the arc and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.
- Preseason Polls: Boise State was projected eighth out of 11 teams in the MW preseason poll, while New Mexico State was third out of 9 in the WAC coaches poll.
- The Coaches: Mark Trakh is in his third season at NMSU where he is 21-41 (33.9 pct) overall. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 137-114 (54.6 pct.), 533-241 (68.9 pct.) in his 27th season all-time.
- Starters Back: Boise State returns three starters off last year’s squad in senior guard Diana Lee, redshirt-junior guard Brandi Henton and redshirt-sophomore forward Lexie Der.
- Broncos Back: The Broncos return five letterwinners and two redshirts from last year, the letterwiiners are Lee, Henton, Der, Miquelle Askew (So., C), Kayla Reinhart (So., G), Kinzi Poteet (R-Sr., F) and Keiahnna Engel (R-So., G).
- What’s New: Boise State added seven new faces to the roster led by transfers Deanna Weaver (Jr., F, Oregon), Hailey Laird (Jr., G, SW Oregon), Tonishia Childress (Fr., G, Las Vegas, Nev.), Kenna McDavis (Fr., F, Phoenix, Ariz.), Brittney Pahukoa (Fr., G, Lake Stevens, Wash.), Brooke Pahukoa (Fr., G, Lake Stevens, Wash.) and Yaiza Rodriguez (Fr., Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain).
- Who Will Miss 2013-14: Both seniors Kinzi Poteet and Diana Lee will miss the season because of injury.
- Youth Movement: With both seniors out of commission the Broncos we feature a youthful look with five freshmen, four sophomores and three juniors. Two freshmen (Brooke Pahukoa and Rodriguez) and three sophomores (Askew, Engel and Der) started in the exhibition game.
- Scorers Back: Boise State returns two of its top three scorers from 2012-13 in Brandi Henton (10.4 ppg) and Miquelle Askew (6.1 ppg).
- Rebounders Back: The Broncos top returning rebounders are Lexie Der (5.8 rpg), Brandi Henton (4.1 rpg) and Miquelle Askew (3.6 rpg).