Broncos Host New Mexico State Tuesday
This is the first game of a women's/men's doubleheader at Taco Bell Arena.
Nov. 17, 2014
GAME QUICK FACTS
New Mexico State at Boise State
Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. (Mountain)
Taco Bell Arena
LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO (free)
- Game: Boise State is hosting New Mexico State Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena. It is the first game of a women’s/men’s doubleheader.
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry the Broncos again this season. Chris Lewis returns for his second season as the voice of the Broncos.
- Internet Broadcast: You can listen to the radio broadcast and watch the live video on the internet at BroncoSports.com.
- All-Time Record: This is the 28th meeting in the series in which the Broncos hold a slim 14-13 lead.
- Last Time: The last time these two programs met was last year in Las Cruces on Nov. 14 when the Aggies defeated the Broncos 98-68.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Recently for Boise State: Boise State has played one contest in the regular season to date, a 75-60 home victory last Friday (Nov. 14) over Montana State.
- Boise State’s 2013-14 Record: The Broncos went 18-14 overall, 12-6 in conference action, tied for third place in the final MW standings.
- Boise State’s 2013-14 Postseason: The Broncos participated in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) last season reaching the second round with a road victory at Grand Canyon (52-51), before falling at Stephen F. Austin (80-59).
- Preseason MW Poll: Boise State is expected to battle for the Mountain West championship having been picked to place second in the preseason poll.
- NMSU Conference Affiliation: The Aggies are members of the eight-team Western Athletic Conference (WAC) where they were picked to place fifth by the leagues coaches.
- Former Rivals: These two programs were once league rivals dating back to the Big West Conference 1996-00 and again in the WAC (2005-2011).
- Recently for NMSU: New Mexico State has played one game to date, a tough 78-73 loss at UTEP on Nov. 14.
- NMSU’s 2013-14 Record: The Aggies went 11-20 overall and 7-9 in WAC play to place seventh out of nine schools.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 1-0 at home in 2014-15. They went 11-4 in Taco Bell Arena last year and are now 273-144 (.655 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena.
- Bronco Leaders: Deanna Weaver leads the team after one game with 18 points and nine rebounds, followed by Keiahnna Engel with 13 points, while Miquelle Askew and Kinzi Poteet each have 12.
- What’s Back For Boise State: Everyone! Boise State returns everyone from last year’s squad including all five starters ... leading the way will be senior wing Deanna Weaver who led the team averaging 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game ... Miquelle Askew (Jr., center) followed at 13.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg ... Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego started at point averaging 9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 3.3 assists per game.
- Players to Watch for Boise State: The Broncos return senior wing Deanna Weaver who earned MW All-Conference First Team, MW Newcomer of the Year and MW All-Defensive Team honors last year, as well as being named Preseason All-MW this fall ... Sophomore point guard Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego was last year’s MW Co-Freshman of the Year and a member of the MW All-Freshmen Team ... Purdue transfer senior Camille Redmon was named the MW Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
- NMSU Leaders: After one contest, Shanice Davis leads the Aggies with 21 points and seven assists, followed by Zaire Ellis with 12 points.
- What’s Back For NMSU: The top two returners from 2013-14 are Sasha Weber who is a preseason All-WAC First Team honoree after averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last year ... Abby Scott was a second-team Preseason All-WAC selection who averaged 10.8 points and 3.0 boards.
- Boise State as a Team: Offensively, Boise State is averaging 75 points per game and 45 rebounds per game after one game ... Defensively, the Broncos allowed 60 points and 34 rebounds in the opener.
- NMSU as a Team: Offensively, after one game the Aggies scored 73 points with 27 rebounds ... Defensively, they allowed 78 points and 44 boards.
- The Coaches: Mark Trakh is in his fourth season at New Mexico State where he is 32-60, his career mark is 321-247 in 20 years. Gordy Presnell is in his 10th season at Boise State where he is 155-127 and 551-254 in his 28th season all-time.
The Last Meeting
|New Mexico State||98
November 14, 2013
Las Cruces, N.M.