Broncos Host Concordia on Sunday
Dec. 12, 2015


THE SCHEDULE

Concordia (2-6) at Boise State (4-4)

  • Facts: Sunday, Dec. 13 | 2 p.m. | Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the Albertsons Stadium Parking Lots
  • Admission:  Adults: $6  |  Senior Citizens (62 YOA): $3  |  Youth: $3  |  Boise State Students: Free with student ID card
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WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game: Boise State (4-4) completes a two-game homestand on Sunday at 2 p.m. versus Concordia (Ore.) (2-6) in Taco Bell Arena.
  • Next Up: Boise State will close its pre-Christmas and nonconference schedule next weekend on the road at Seattle U. on Saturday, Dec. 19, followed by a game at Eastern Washington on Dec. 21. 
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games this season. Chris Lewis returns for his third season as the voice of the Broncos.
  • Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com. 


GAME PREVIEW
Concordia | Sunday, Dec. 13 | Boise, Idaho

Concordia Scouting Report

  • Record: Concordia enters the game at 2-6 overall and is coming off a conference opening road split last weekend defeating Saint Martin’s 56-44 before falling 55-46 at Seattle Pacific.
  • Affiliation: The Cavaliers are in their first year as members of the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
  • Preseason Poll: The Crusaders were picked to place 11th out of 11 teams in the preseason coaches’ poll.
  • Concordia Leaders: Sierra Dean leads Concordia at 15.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... Bailey Cartwright adds 9.0 points and team-high 5.8 rebounds per game. 
  • Concordia as a Team: The Cavaliers are scoring 58.2 points per game while allowing 62.1 ... they are shooting 36 percent from the floor and 24 percent (35-147) from beyond the arc ... defensively they are holding opponents to 38 percent from the floor and 33 (42-128) from the arc. 

Boise State Scouting Report

  • Record: The Broncos enter Sunday’s contest at 4-4 and are coming off a disappointing 80-77 loss Friday to Idaho State ... that was preceded by a 40-point, 89-49, win at Portland last Sunday (Dec. 6). 
  • Preseason Poll: Boise State who went 22-11 overall and 11-7 (4th) in the Mountain West Conference during 2014-15 was picked to place third out of 11 teams in this year’s MW preseason poll.
  • MW Champs: Boise State won the 2015 MW Tournament and advanced to the NCAA first round where the Broncos fell 72-61 at Tennessee.
  • Bronco Leaders: Boise State is led by Brooke Pahukoa averaging 14.3 points (5th MW) and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Shalen Shaw is next at 12.4 points (10th MW) and team-high 7.3 rebounds (6th MW) per game ... Miquelle Askew adds 9.8 points per game and 5.0 rebounds.
  • As a Team: Boise State averages 66.4 points per game and is shooting 43 percent from the floor, 29 percent (40-139) from the 3-point arc and 72 percent (73-101) from the free-throw line ... defensively, the Broncos are holding teams to 57.5 points per game on 38 percent shooting from the floor and 26 percent (37-141) from beyond the arc. 
  • Miscellaneous Notes: Broncos are a +8.9 in scoring margin, +3.6 in rebound margin and a +1 in turnover margin.

THE SERIES

  • Record: This is the first meeting between the two programs.
  • Boise State vs. GNAC: The Broncos are 48-11 all-time versus the current membership of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference which includes: Alaska-Anchorage, Alaska-Fairbanks, Central Washington, Concordia, Montana State-Billings, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, Simon Fraser, Western Oregon and Western Washington. 


LAST TWO TIMES OUT

  • BOISE, Idaho (12/11/2015): Boise State lost 80-77 to Idaho State in Boise on Friday suffering its fourth loss of the season by five points or less. The game was tight throughout but Idaho State’s 3-point shooting proved to be the difference hitting 11 to the Broncos’ four. Shalen Shaw scored a career-high 32 points, tied for eighth most all-time, to lead Boise State, while Brooke Pahukoa and Marijke Vanderschaaf each added 11.
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (12/6/2015): Boise State cruised to a 40-point road win at Portland last Sunday as six Broncos reached double-figure points. Boise State used a early 10-0 run to seize control in the first quarter and never looked back stretching a 25 point, 47-22, half-time lead into a 40-point win as the Broncos shot 50 percent from the floor. Brooke Pahukoa led the Broncos with 19 points followed by freshmen Marta Hermida and Marijke Vanderschaaf with 15 and 11 points, respectively. 


COACH PRESNELL

  • Presnell Sets Record: Head coach Gordy Presnell in his 11th season at Boise State set the school record for most wins by a coach at Portland on Dec. 6 with his 180th victory ... he is currently 180-142.
  • Career Marks: Coach Presnell is currently 576-269 (.682) overall in his 29th season as a collegiate head coach.


ASKEW APPROACHING 1,000 POINTS CLUB

  • The Milestone: Senior center Miquelle Askew is approaching the 1,000-point milestone sitting at 979, good for 17th all-time.
  • The Club: When she hits the milestone she will become the 17th Bronco to hit 1,000 career points.


BRONCO SHARP SHOOTING

  • 100 Treys: Only 10 Broncos ever have made 100 or more 3-pointers in their careers ... both Yaiza Rodriguez and Brooke Pahukoa should reach that milestone this season.
  • Yaiza Rodriguez: The junior from Barcelona, Spain, has the inside track to hit the mark first entering Friday’s game with 95, 12th all-time.
  • Brooke Pahukoa: The junior guard has a larger challenge in front of her currently sitting in 15th all-time with 87. 


SHAW ON THE GLASS

  • Boise State sophomore Shalen (Shay) Shaw has been a force on the boards this year leading the team averaging 7.3 per game, sixth in the MW.
  • She has recorded seven straight games with six or more rebounds.
  • Has led or tied for the team high six times in rebounding.


HEARTBREAKERS

  • Boise State has lost four games this season by a combined total of 12 points ... twice by two points, once by three and a fourth by five.
  • In the pair of two point losses the Broncos had chances to tie or win with last second shots.


OFFENSIVE BALANCE


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