► What’s Happening: Broncos To Play in Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational
Boise State is off to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational hosted by Colorado State University Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28, at Moby Arena. The Broncos will not play their future Mountain West Conference rivals Colorado State in this event.
Instead the Broncos open with Southland Conference member Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-4) in the first game on Saturday, tip is set for 12:00 p.m. (Mountain). Boise State has never played the Islanders in women’s basketball until this year.
The second game was predetermined with Boise State playing Texas Southern University (0-3) out of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the first game on Sunday. The Tigers will play the host CSU Rams on Saturday in the second game of the tournament. This is another new series for the Broncos who have never played TSU in women’s basketball.
RADIO: Both games will be available over the Bronco Sports Network on KBSU (AM 730) in the Treasure Valley. This year Jack Smith will be handling the play-by-play duties for Boise State game broadcasts.
INTERNET: Live stats will be available at the Colorado State web site by going to the women’s basketball schedule and clicking on GameTracker.
► Quick Bronco Review
Boise State opened the season with a four-game homestand in which the Broncos went 3-1. After dropping the opener to the University of Portland 83-76, the Broncos have won three straight defeating Idaho State 73-48, Southern Utah 91-80, and most recently Eastern Washington last Saturday by the score of 64-60.
This past Tuesday the Broncos lost at Pepperdine University 82-65 in their first road game of the season.
► Last Time Out
Mistakes cost Boise State (3-2) the last time out in a 17-point defeat at the hands of Pepperdine by the score of 82-65.
The Broncos trailed the entire game as Pepperdine opened hot from the floor and behind the 3-point arc nailing 11 in the contest.
Boise State shot well from the floor overall hitting a season-high 47 percent (26-55) from the floor. Unfortunately they struggled from long range hitting 17 percent (3-18). The dagger was 26 turnovers accounting for 38 Pepperdine points. Julia Marshall led Boise State with 13 points followed by Janie Bos with 11 and Janelle Kearney with a career-high 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Waves shot 43 percent from the floor, 37 percent (11-30) from 3-point range and 72 percent (13-18) from the free-throw line. Katie Menton led Pepperdine with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the arc.
► Boise State vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi Series Recap
Series history: This is the first meeting between the two schools in women’s basketball.
Boise State vs. Southland: Boise State has never defeated a current member of the Southland Conference going 0-3 to date with losses to Northwestern State (La.), Sam Houston State and Texas-Arlington.
► Boise State vs. Texas Southern Series Recap
Series history: This is the first meeting between the Broncos and Tigers in women’s basketball.
Boise State vs. SWAC: Boise State has never played a school from the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s current membership.
► Boise State at in Season Tournaments
The Broncos are 7-3 in regular-season tournaments under coach Presnell. They have won two titles the 2005 Montana State Thanksgiving Tournament and last year’s UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up. They are also 4-0 in those same competitions when opening up against the host school.
► Boise State Looking for First Road WIn
Boise State is looking for its first road win on the road this year. The Broncos lost on Tuesday at Pepperdine 82-65 in their only road game entering the weekend. Boise State went 5-10 away from home last season.
► Presnell Milestones
100th Win at Boise State: Head Coach Gordy Presnell has turned the Bronco program around since arriving during the summer of 2005. He came as one of the winningest coaches in NCAA Division II history. Well his performance has not dropped of since coming to Boise State. He became the third coach in Boise State history to reached the 100 win mark with the Broncos on Nov. 16 with the 91-80 victory over Southern Utah. His record is now 101-61 with the Broncos.
Boise State Coaches with 100 Wins
● Connie Thorngren 1970-84 (176-121)
● June Daugherty 1989-1996 (122-75)
● Gordy Presnell 2005-present (101-61)
Looking for Number 500: The next milestone Presnell should hit this year is his 500th career win. He needs three to hit the mark.
● 100 wins at Boise State, 11/16/2010
● Needs 3 wins (497-188) for 500th in career
► Home Sweet Home
Boise State is hard to beat at home in Taco Bell Arena. Since the facility opened in the fall of 1982 the Broncos have gone 240-117 (.672). Following are some miscellaneous marks for the Broncos at Taco Bell Arena.
● All-Time Record 240-117 (.671)
● Under Presnell 61-15 (.800)
● WAC Mark Under Presnell 31-9 (.775)
● 2007-08 (1st undefeated season) 14-0 / 8-0
● 2008-09 (All / WAC) 10-6 / 5-3
● 2009-10 (All / WAC) 13-2 / 6-2
● 2010-11 (All / WAC) 3-1 / 0-0
► Bronco Leaders
Kati Isham leads the Broncos in scoring at 12.4 ppg followed by Julia Marshall at 12.2 ppg, Lauren Lenhardt at 9.0 ppg and 4.8 rpg, while Janie Bos adds 9.0 ppg and team-high 8.0 rpg.
► As A Team
Offensively, Boise State is averaging 73.8 ppg and 40 rpg, while shooting a WAC-best 44.9 percent from the floor, 33.7 percent from the 3-point arc and 67.8 percent from the free-throw line. Defensively, they allow 70.6 ppg and 40.4 rpg.