The Broncos enter key three-game stretch where they will be tested against two Pacific-10 Conference teams in Washington State University and the University of Washington. That will be followed by a game against the University of Wyoming out of the Mountain West Conference who has been regularly ranked in the top-25 the last couple years. The next six days will feature Boise State’s hardest three-game stretch in the non-conference portion of their schedule over. All three opponents have solid teams and will push the Broncos hard.
What’s Happening Thursday, Game 3 - It all begins with the final contest of a three-game homestand to open the season when Washington State comes to Taco Bell Arena on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). The Broncos will place their 19-game home win streak, sixth longest active streak nationally, on the line when former Boise State coach June Daugherty (1989-96) brings her WSU Cougars to town. Last year the Broncos rallied from 16 down early in the second half to defeat the Cougars 71-64 in Pullman, Wash. So far this season Washington State has played one game, a 82-69 loss at Texas Tech.
What’s Happening Sunday, Game 4 - Boise State will hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Seattle for an encounter with the Washington Huskies at 3:00 p.m. (Mountain) on Sunday in Bank of America Arena. It is the first of a two game road trip which includes a stop at Wyoming Tuesday. Last year the Broncos defeated the Huskies 88-66 in Boise to record only their fourth-ever victory over Washington. So far for the Huskies, they lost to Gonzaga 64-59 in Seattle last Sunday. Prior to hosting the Broncos the UW will play at Weber State Wednesday night.
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Looking Forward - Game 5 at Wyoming
Following this week’s games against Washington State on Thursday in Boise and at Washington on Sunday, the Broncos will travel from Seattle to Laramie, Wyo., on Monday. Waiting for the Broncos will be the University of Wyoming Cowgirls for a Tuesday night encounter at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). Wyoming is a member of the Mountain West Conference where they have been a power in recent years. The 2007 WNIT champions have been in and out of the top-25 over the last three seasons and should pose a strong challenge for the Broncos next week.
Nation’s Sixth-Longest Home Win Streak
Boise State has the nation’s sixth-longest active home win streak which currently stands at 19. The Broncos have won the first two homes games this season, went undefeated in 2007-08 going 14-0, and won the last three games of the 2006-07 campaign to make up the current streak. The last loss was Feb. 3, 2007 to Louisiana Tech 79-63. The victory streak began with a 82-59 romp over San Jose State on Feb. 10, 2007 in Bronco Gym, the last 18 wins have all been at Taco Bell Arena.
Recently for Boise State
Boise State opened the 2008-09 campaign with a pair of home victories over Seattle University 66-56 on Nov. 14, and the University of Portland 68-59 on Nov. 16. The Broncos rallied from 11 down against Seattle to win by 10 points. The Portland game was close throughout with Boise State winning by nine down the stretch. Tasha Harris led the Broncos during the two games averaging 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals in 33.5 minutes per game. Marisa Stotler was second with a monster night against Portland scoring a double-double on 21 points and 12 boards, averaging 11.5 points and 10.0 rebounds during the two games.