Boise State Heads to Air Force Classic
Boise State (3-2) will look to get back on track this weekend when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Air Force Classic.
- THIS WEEKEND: Boise State (3-2) will look to get back on track this weekend when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Air Force Classic where the Broncos will face San Diego (3-1) out of the West Coast Conference at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain) on Friday and UMKC (Missouri, Kansas City) of the Summit League at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, both contests will be played in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Clune Arena.
- BOISE STATE'S RECORD: The Broncos opened the season 3-0 before dropping their last two games 64-55 to Idaho State and at San Francisco 75-61, they are now 3-2 overall.
- Next Up For Boise State: After the Air Force Classic Boise State will return home for a four game homestand beginning with Eastern Washington on Dec. 7 in Taco Bell Arena.
- LENHARDT LOOKING FOR 1,000: Boise State senior forward is seven points shy of reaching the 1,000 point milestone. When the Eagle, Idaho, native does she will be the 16th Bronco to do it all-time.
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NOTES FOR SAN DIEGO GAME
- RADIO: All of the Broncos' games will be carried live on the radio at KTIK (AM 1350) with Chris King providing the play-By-play, broadcasts begin at the top of the hour unless otherwise noted.
- LIVE STATS: Live Stats for the Air Force Classic can be found at www.goairforcefalcons.com.
- LIVE INTERNET AUDIO: You can listen to all Boise State games on the internet at www.broncosports.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml
- THE SERIES: Friday's encounter will be the sixth meeting all-time between San Diego and Boise State with the Broncos holding s slim 3-2 edge in the series.
- THE LAST TIME: These two programs played a home and home series in 2005 and 2006 in coach Presnell's first two years at Boise State. The Broncos won the 2005 meeting 68-51 in San Diego and the 2006 encounter 47-29 in Boise.
- VERSUS THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE: Boise State will play three members of the WCC this fall beginning with San Francisco (L 75-61), San Diego (11/30/12) and Portland (12/16/12). The Broncos are 40-41 all-time versus the current membership of the WCC.
- RECENTLY FOR BOISE STATE: The Broncos dropped their last two games of the season to instate-rival Idaho State 64-55 in Boise (Nov. 20) and 75-61 at San Francisco (Nov. 24).
- SAN DIEGO'S RECORD: The Toreros enter Friday's encounter 3-1 overall and have won two straight.
- RECENTLY FOR SAN DIEGO: USD has won two straight at home defeating Northern Colorado 78-44 (Nov. 23) and San Jose State 91-52 (Nov. 25).
- BRONCOS AT HOME: The Broncos have split their first two home games of the year defeating North Dakota State 80-61, then lost to Idaho State 64-55 in 1-0 in Taco Bell Arena. They finished last year 10-7 overall at home, their all-time mark is now 255-133 (65.7 pct.) since the facility opened in the fall of 1982.
- BRONCOS ON THE ROAD: Boise State is currently 2-1 on the road this year including a 75-61 loss at San Francisco last Saturday. The Broncos went 5-9 on the road last year, 4-8 on the opponents home court, 1-1 on neutral floors (MW tournament).
- SAN DIEGO ON THE ROAD: San Diego has lost its only road game of the year 69-50 at Cal Poly (Nov. 17). The Toreros went 12-6 last year away from San Diego.
- LEADING THE BRONCOS: Boise State is led by senior forward Lauren Lenhardt averaging 15.8 points (5th MW) and 8.0 rebounds (3rd MW) per game. She was named MW Player of the week for the first two weeks of the season. Junior guard Brandi Henton is adding 11.4 ppg (13th MW) and 4.0 rpg.
- LEADING THE TOREROS: Amy Kame leads USD at 16.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg, followed by Maya Hood averaging 9.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg.
- COMPARING THE TEAMS: Boise State's offense is averaging 69.2 points (3rd MW) and 41.6 rebounds (6th MW) per game, against San Diego's 72.0 pgg and 46.0 rpg. Defensively, the Broncos are holding teams to 63.8 ppg (6th MW) while the Toreros allow 52.2 ppg.
- PRESEASON POLLS: Boise State was picked to place seventh out of nine teams in the 2013 Mountain West race, while San Diego who advanced to the WNIT's Final Four in 2012 was picked to place fourth out of nine schools in the West Coast Conference.
- THE COACHES: Cindy Fisher is in her eighth season at USD where she is 126-91 (.581), she is 0-2 against Boise State at USD. Gordy Presnell is in his eighth season at Boise State where he is 128-96 (.571 pct.), 524-223 (.703 pct.) in 25+ seasons all-time and 2-0 versus San San Diego.
NOTES FOR UMKC GAME
- THE SERIES: Saturday's encounter will be the first all-time between UMKC and Boise State.
- VERSUS THE SUMMIT LEAGUE: Boise State will play three members of the Summit League this fall North Dakota State (W 80-61), UMKC (Dec.1) and South Dakota (Dec. 22). The Broncos are 2-1 all-time versus the current membership of the Summit League.
- UMKC'S RECORD: The Kangaroos enter the the weekend 3-4 overall and will play Air Force Friday in the first contest of the Air Force Classic. UMKC is 3-1 at home and 1-2 on the road.
- RECENTLY FOR UMKC: UMKC spent Thanksgiving week on the east coast where it went 1-2 losing at VCU 79-55 (Nov. 20) and at Drexel 76-40 (Nov. 23), before defeating LIU Brooklyn 70-66.
- UMKC ON THE ROAD: The Kangaroos are 1-2 on the road this year, all came last week.
- LEADING THE KANGAROOS: Kim Nezianya leads UMKC at 15.1 ppg and 6.7 rpg, both team highs. Eilise O'Connor follows averaging 10.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg.
- LOOKING AT THE TEAM: UMKC's offense averages 56.6 pgg and 30.3.0 rpg. Defensively, the Kangaroos allow 69.1 ppg.
- PRESEASON POLL: UMKC was picked to place second out of nine teams in the Summit League's preseason poll.
- THE COACHES: Marsha Frese is in her first season at UMKC where she is 3-4, she has not coached against Boise State until Saturday's encounter.