Boise State Travels to Face the Portland Pilots

Dec. 7, 2013

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The Last Meeting
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December 16, 2012
Boise, Idaho
Boise State Falls at Home 73-49 to Portland
Boise State Falls at Home 73-49 to Portland



WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Boise State (4-3) is on the road for one game when the Broncos play at the University of Portland at 3 p.m. (Mountain) Sunday afternoon in the Chiles Center on the UP campus.
  • Radio Broadcast: Listen live to each game via radio broadcast by KTIK (AM 1350) and at BroncoSports.com as Chris Lewis calls the action. 
  • Next Up: Boise State will be home next Saturday (Dec. 14) to host the University of San Francisco at 1 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena, it will also be the final doubleheader of the season with the men’s team. 


THE SERIES

  • All-Time Record: Sunday’s game will be the 17th meeting all-time in the series between the Pilots and Broncos with Portland holding a 11-5 advantage, including an active four game win streak in the series. 
  • In Portland: The Broncos are 1-7 all-time against the Pilots in games played at Portland. 
  • Last Time: These two played in Boise last year where the Pilots won 73-49. 



SETTING THE SCENE

  • Portland’s Conference Affiliation: The Pilots are in the 10 member West Coast Conference.
  • Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have won their last two contests, both at home defeating instate-rival Idaho State 72-70 (Nov. 29) and most recently Utah Valley 63-60 (Dec. 5).
  • Boise State’s Record: The Broncos are 4-3 on the year. 
  • Recently for Portland: The Pilots are 2-1 in their last three games all at home. They opened their four game homestand, which includes the Boise State game, with a 70-63 win over Seattle (Nov. 24) followed by a 58-42 win against Columbia (Nov. 29), then a 79-73 loss to Oregon State on Friday (Dec. 6).
  • Portland’s Record: Portland enters Sunday’s game at 4-3 overall. 
  • Boise State at Home: The Broncos are 4-1 in Taco Bell Arena this year. Boise State went 7-8 at home last season and is 265-141 (.653 pct.) all-time in Taco Bell Arena.
  • Boise State on the Road: The Broncos have lost both road contests this fall.
  • Portland at Home: Friday’s loss to OSU was the Pilots first home defeat of the season to give them a 3-1 home mark. 
  • Leading the Broncos: Boise State is being led by sophomore center Miquelle Askew at 13.9 points per game (10th MW) and team-second-best 6.6 rebounds per game (9th MW), followed by redshirt-sophomore forward Lexie Der at 13 ppg (t-12 MW) and a team-high on the glass at 7.2 rpg (t-5th MW). 
  • Leading the Pilots: Kari Luttinen leads four Pilots who average double-figure scoring at 14.7 points per game. She is followed by Cassandra Brown at 14.6 ppg, Alexis Byrd at 12.7 ppg and Jasmine Wooton at 12.1 ppg. Cassandra Thompson leads them on the glass at 8.9 rebounds per game. 
  • Boise State as a Team: Boise State is shooting 38.4 percent (8th MW) from the floor, 28.9 percent (9th MW) from the 3-point arc and 72.2 percent (2nd MW) from the free-throw line, as well as averaging 74 points (4th MW) and 39.3 rebounds (7th MW) per game. Defensively the Broncos have allowed 73.7 points (8th MW) and 41.3 boards (6th MW) per game. 
  • Portland as a Team: The Pilots are averaging 72.4 points and 41.3 rebounds per game, while allowing 72.4 points and 43.1 rebounds per game. They shoot 39.3 percent from the floor, 31.5 percent from the arc and 68.6 percent from the free-throw line.
  • Preseason Polls: Boise State was projected eighth out of 11 teams in the MW preseason poll, while Portland was picked by the coaches to place tied for seventh out of 10 teams in the WCC.
  • The Coaches: Jim Sollars is in his 28th season at Portland where he is 378-418, his career mark is 555-500. Gordy Presnell is in his ninth season at Boise State where he is 140-116 and 535-243 in his 27th season all-time.

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