Broncos Host Corban Sunday
Nov. 24, 2017

Boise State (1-2) vs. Corban (2-3)
Sunday, Nov. 26
Boise, Idaho - Taco Bell Arena (12,480)

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (1-2) begins a two-game homestand Sunday that ends its first month of the season, hosting Corban (2-3) for a 2 p.m. tip. The Broncos close the short, two-game stand at Taco Bell Arena Nov. 30 against Saint Mary’s (7 p.m.).

Boise State is on a two-game slide heading into Sunday’s contest, having gone 0-2 at the Bank of Hawai’i Classic in Honolulu last weekend. The Broncos opened the weekend in Honolulu with a 72-52 loss to San Diego Friday (Nov. 17), and closed the trip by falling, 62-60, to Northern Arizona on Sunday (Nov. 19). LAST TIME OUT
Boise State closed its trip to the Bank of Hawai’i Classic in Honolulu 0-2 after last Sunday’s 62-60 loss to Northern Arizona.

The Broncos led by 14 after the third quarter, and by as many as 15 at 54-39 with 7:47 to play, but cold shooting and foul trouble for Boise State led to Northern Arizona going on a 23-6 run to finish the contest.

Boise State went 2-for-16 from the field over the final 7:47, and for the game committed 26 fouls, with Shalen Shaw and Marta Hermida each fouling out by the end of the contest. Trailing 62-60 with 1.4 seconds left, A’Shanti Coleman’s desperation 3 hit back iron as the buzzer sounded.

Corban (2-3) brings a three-game losing streak into Sunday’s game in Boise, most recently dropping a 70-69 decision against Lewis & Clark on Nov. 19.

Michelle Skyles is in her second season at the Warrior helm, and Corban is led on the court by former Boise State guard Jordan Woodvine (18.2 ppg), and post Emily Yost (11.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg).

Boise State’s losing streak in Hawaii moved to five games as the Broncos went 0-2 at the Bank of Hawai’i Classic in Honolulu last weekend. The Broncos opened the trip with a 72-52 loss to San Diego on Nov. 17, and closed it with a 62-60 loss to Northern Arizona.

Cold shooting was the main factor in Boise State’s winless weekend, with the Broncos unable to find buckets at key points of each game. Friday against San Diego, it was the beginning of the contest during which the Broncos went cold, going 2-for-16 over the opening quarter as San Diego opened with an 11-0 lead en route to a 25-6 advantage after the first 10 minutes.

Sunday, the Broncos went a combined 2-for-19 in the final quarter, and 2-for-16 in the final 7:47, when its lead was at its highest (15 points). This cold spell allowed Northern Arizona to end the game on a 23-6 run to steal the victory.

Boise State’s 1-2 record to start the season marks the first time since 2013-14 that the Broncos have lost two of their first three games. That year, the Broncos had losses to Southern Utah and New Mexico State sandwich a victory over Lewis-Clark State. Boise State would win its fourth game, over College of Idaho, to improve to 2-2.

Boise State hasn’t opened a campaign 1-3 since 2002-03.

Boise State struggled from the field in Hawai’i, shooting a combined 30.4 percent (38-for-125) over its losses to San Diego and Northern Arizona. It’s been a cold start to the season for the Broncos just three games in, as they are shooting just 33.8 percent from the field, including just 24.0 percent (18-for-75) from behind the arc.

The lack of 3-point shooting also hurt the Broncos in Honolulu, as they shot just 19.0 percent (8-for-42) from 3-point range.

Redshirt junior center Marijke Vanderschaaf rebounded nicely (pun intended) Sunday after going for just four points and four rebounds in Boise State’s 72-52 loss to San Diego.

Sunday against the Lumberjacks, Vanderschaaf grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds to go with 16 points as she posted her first double-double of the season. Ten of her 16 points came in a third quarter in which Boise State outscored Northern Arizona, 23-9.

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