Broncos Host Instate-Rival Idaho State

WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • THE GAME:  Boise State (3-0) will host instate-rival Idaho State (1-2) this Tuesday night in the 66th meeting all-time between the two programs. The series ranks second in terms of times played for Boise State. Their history includes being former rivals in the old Mountain West Athletic (1982-88) and Big Sky Conferences (1988-1996).
  • BOISE STATE'S RECORD:  The Broncos have opened the season 3-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 season when they went 7-0.  Boise State opened with victories at Utah Valley 80-63, at home over North Dakota State 80-61 and most recently on the road at Weber State 70-56.
  • NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS:  Boise State will travel to play at the University of San Francisco this Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3:00 p.m. (Mountain).   


FOLLOW THE GAME

  • RADIO: All of the Broncos' games will be carried live on the radio at KTIK (AM 1350).  Play-By-Play: Chris King
  • LIVE STATS:  www.broncosports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml
  • LIVE INTERNET VIDEO AND AUDIO: www.broncosports.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml


TUESDAY'S TICKET PROMOTION

  • Tuesday is two-for-one night, two people get in for the price of one.


PREGAME NOTES FOR IDAHO STATE GAME

  • RECENTLY FOR BOISE STATE: Boise State has opened the season on a roll going 3-0 to date. The Broncos started with a 80-63 road win at Utah Valley, that was followed by an 80-61 win at home over North Dakota State and most recently the 70-56 win at Weber State.    
  • RECENTLY FOR IDAHO STATE: The Bengals won their lone match last week over Mountain West member Air Force in Pocatello by the score of 83-51.  
  • IDAHO STATE'S RECORD: The Bengals have opened the season 1-2, but both losses have come to Big 12 schools on the road at Kansas State 62-54 and at Kansas 52-36.  
  • BRONCOS AT HOME: The Broncos opened the home schedule with a 80-61 win against North Dakota State and are 1-0 in Taco Bell Arena. They finished last year 10-7 overall at home, their all-time mark is now 255-132 (65.9 pct.) since the facility opened in the fall of 1982.
  • BRONCOS ON THE ROAD: Boise State is currently 2-0 on the road this year. The Broncos went 5-9 on the road last year, 4-8 on the opponents home court, 1-1 on neutral floors (MW tournament).
  • THE BENGALS ON THE ROAD:  Idaho State has yet to win on the road this year going 0-2 in the state of Kansas. The Bengals went  11-6 on the road last year.
  • LEADING THE BRONCOS: Boise State is led by senior forward Lauren Lenhardt who is currently the only MW player averaging a double-double at 17.7 points (3rd MW) and 10.3 rebounds (1st MW) per game. She is also the two-time reigning MW Player of the week. Junior guard Brandi Henton is adding 14.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg.  
  • LEADING THE BENGALS: The Bengals return their top-seven scorers from 2011-12. Ashleigh Vella leads Idaho State averaging 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, followed by Cydney Horton at 10.0 ppg and team-high 8.3 rpg.
  • COMPARING THE TEAMS: The game will feature Boise State's offense that is averaging 76.7 points (2nd MW) per game against Idaho State's averaging 57.7 ppg. Defensively, the Broncos are holding teams to 60 ppg while the Bengals allow 55 ppg.
  • PRESEASON POLLS: Boise State was picked to place seventh out of nine teams in the 2013 Mountain West race. Idaho State was picked to repeat as Big Sky Conference champions out of 11 schools.
  • THE COACHES:  Seton Sobolewski is in his fifth season at ISU where he is 69-57 (.548) and 1-4 versus Boise State. Gordy Presnell is in his eighth season at Boise State where he is 128-94 (.577 pct.), 524-221 (.703 pct.) in 25+ seasons all-time and 7-1 versus Idaho State.


BOISE STATE VS. IDAHO STATE AND BIG SKY

  • THE SERIES: Tuesday's encounter will be the 66th meeting all-time between Idaho State and Boise State with the Broncos holding a commanding 46-19 lead in the series.
  • LAST YEAR: The two teams met last year in Pocatello where Idaho State won 84-75 to snap Boise State's eight-game win streak versus the Bengals. Lauren Lenhardt led the Broncos with 17 points on seven-of-eight shooting from the floor to go with six rebounds. Diana Lee is the next top returner recording seven points and six rebounds. Jessa Jeppesen had team-highs for points and rebounds for ISU at 29 and 10 respectively, followed by Lindsey Reed with 18 points and Ashleigh Vella with 17.  
  • VERSUS THE BIG SKY: The Broncos are 189-138 against the current membership of the Big Sky Conference. Boise State has already defeated Weber State 70-56 with Idaho State and Eastern Washington still on the schedule.



BOISE STATE SEASON HONORS

REGULAR SEASON HONORS
MW PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Nov. 19): Boise State forward Lauren Lenhardt earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors for games played from Nov. 12-18, 2012. It is the second weekly accolade of the season for Lenhardt and the fifth of her career to rank second all-time at Boise State. She is also the first Bronco ever to be named conference player of the week in back-to-back weeks.  For the week, Lenhardt averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting .636 (14-of-22) from the field, including 3-of-6 from three-point distance.  She was perfect from the free throw line (3-of-3) and added an assist, a block and a steal. She just missed her third double-double to start the season by one rebound versus North Dakota State.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • NEW FACES: Seven new faces (Lexie Der, Rosalie Cutri, Miquelle Askew, Kayla Reinhart, Brandi Henton, Erica Martinez and Laura Pelse), one redshirt freshman and six newcomers, debuted at Utah Valley scoring 41 points in the season opening 80-63 win.
  • THE NEWCOMERS: Boise State's seven newcomers have scored 47 percent of the team's points so far, led by redshirt-sophomore Brandi Henton with 43 and Erica Martinez with 26.
  • THE BENCH: Boise State's bench has been a major factor to date scoring 32.3 points per game or 42 percent of the team's points. They have out scored the opponents in two of the three games played.
  • MARSHALL AND LEE RETURN TO STARTING LINEUP: Both Julia Marshall and Diana Lee have returned to the starting lineup for Boise State. The duo of guards have starter off and on throughout their careers.
  • VANDIVER EARNS FIRST START: Sophomore forward Amber Vandiver  notched her first start against North Dakota State (Nov. 13) recording career-highs for points and rebounds with 10 and seven respectively.  
  • LEE DISHING IT OUT:  Diana Lee has dished out an impressive 19 assists over the first two games and only given up six turnovers.
  • LENHARDT AND VANDIVER LIGHTING IT UP: Lauren Lenhardt and Amber Vandiver are shooting the ball well. Lehardt is hitting 64.7 percent (22-34) from the floor, 44.4 percent (4-9) from the arc and a perfect five-of-five from the charity stripe. Vandiver is hitting a team-high 66.7 percent (12-18) from the court and 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line.
  • LENHARDT APPROACHING POINT MILESTONE: Lauren Lenhardt is 33 points shy of becoming the 16th Bronco to reach the 1,000 career-points milestone. She currently stands at 967.

 


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