Broncos Host Portland and Hawai'i
Dec. 16, 2016

NEXT UP FOR WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

  • GAME 10: Portland (2-8) at Boise State (8-1)
  • LOCATION: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
  • DATE: Sunday, Dec. 18
  • TIME: 2 p.m. (Mountain)
  • SERIES: Portland leads 13-7, Boise State has won last two
  • INTERNET VIDEO STREAM:  Watch Live on Mountain West Network
  • RADIO BROADCAST: Listen Live on KTIK, AM 1350
  • LIVE STATS: Follow Live Stats on GameTracker
  • PROMOTION: This is a doubleheader with the men hosting Idaho State at 4:30 p.m. ... buy a women's basketball ticket by the end of halftime of the WBB vs Portland contest and get into both games for the women's prices: $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens (62+) and youth, BSU Students free with ID.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • The Game(s): Boise State (8-1) closes out its nonconference schedule before Christmas when it begins a three-game homestand in Taco Bell Arena starting with the Portland Pilots (2-8) of the West Coast Conference at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 18), followed by the final non-league contest Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against the Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (3-6) from the Big West Conference. 
  • Next Up: The Broncos will close the three-game homestand on Thursday (Dec. 29) when they open Mountain West play against the Utah State Aggies (7-2) at 7 p.m. 
  • Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women’s games throughout the season. Chris Lewis is in his fourth season as the voice of the Broncos.
  • Internet Broadcast: You can also listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com. 
  • Watch Live: The game will be broadcast live on the internet via the Mountain West Network on BroncoSports.com. 

A QUICK LOOK AT PORTLAND GAME
  • Boise State (8-1) is coming off its first loss of the season a 92-66 defeat last Sunday at 11th-ranked Washington in Seattle.
  • Brooke Pahukoa leads Boise State averaging 14.7 points per game (7th MW) ... Shalen Shaw adds 11.7 points (15th MW) and team-high 7.4 rebounds (6th MW) per game.
  • Boise State ranks 10th nationally in 3-point percentage at .403 and is ninth in 3-pointers made per game at 9.7 ... the Broncos average 76.4 points per game, first in the Mountain West and 44th nationally. 
  • The Pilots are 2-8 overall and have lost three straight at Weber State (76-37), at Oregon (81-41) and at home to Montana State (70-66).
  • Portland is led by Darian Slaga averaging 10.9 points per game ... Julie Spencer averages 9.2 points and team-high 7.0 rebounds per game. 
  • Portland averages 55.2 points per game, allows 70.2 ppg and is shooting 34.9 percent from the floor as a team and 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. 
  • Portland leads the series 13-7, however, Boise State has won the last two including a 89-49 win at Portland last December.

A QUICK LOOK AT HAWAI'I GAME
  • Hawai’i is 3-6 overall and is coming off a 88-54 win over Hawaii Pacific ... it has losses to then-No. 7 Mississippi State (66-41) and then-No. 9 UCLA (72-49).
  • Hawai’i and Boise State are former league-rivals in the WAC (2001-2011), they have met 22 times all during the WAC era with UH holding a 12-10 advantage. 
  • The Rainbow Wahine are led by Sarah Toeaina averaging 12.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game ... Briana Harris adds 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. 
  • Hawai’i averages 56.8 points per game, allows 65.8 ppg and is shooting 37.2 percent from the floor as a team and 30.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. 

BRONCO FASTBREAK NOTES

TEAM NOTES
  • Boise State is off to its best start in 41 years winning its first eight games (8-0) before falling at No. 11 Washington last Sunday 92-66.
  • The 8-1 start is the best since the 1974-75 squad set the school record at 12-0 (1974-75) ... 8-1 is tied for third best start to open a season 1973-74 (11-0), 1971-72 (8-1).
  • Boise State had three or more players reach double-figure scoring in the first eight games before having two at Washington, nine different Broncos have been involved.
  • Boise State leads the MW in 3-point percentage as a team at .403 to rank 10th nationally ... they are 20th in the nation for total 3-pointers made at 87 and ninth nationally for 3-pointers made per game at 9.7, both lead the MW.
  • The Broncos have four of the top-15 3-point shooters in the MW: Marta Hermida (.450) is fifth, Shalen Shaw (.400) tied for ninth, Brooke Pahukoa (.396) is 11th, while Yaiza Rodriguez (.387) is tied for 14th.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
  • Head coach Gordy Presnell is approaching the 600 career wins milestone currently sitting at 599, Presnell will be the 32nd coach in NCAA DI history to hit the mark. 
  • Yaiza Rodriguez has dished out nine or more assists in four contests to date and six or more in seven games.
  • Rodriguez is second in the MW and eighth nationally in assists per game at 7.3.
  • Rodriguez set the school’s career assists record against Saint Mary’s (Nov. 25) with 10 to give her 456, she has since stretched it out to 490.
  • Brooke Pahukoa leads the team and ranks seventh in the MW for points per game at 14.7 ... she has five games in double-digit points, three with 20-plus.
  • Brooke Pahukoa is 11th in the MW in 3-point percentage at .396 ... she’s second in the league in 3-pointers per game at 2.3.
  • Shalen Shaw is second on team and 15th in MW for scoring at 11.7 points per game ... she leads the team and is sixth in MW for rebounds at 7.4 per game. 
  • Shaw tallied a team-high eight rebounds against Concordia (Dec. 7) to reach the 500 career rebounds milestone, she currently stands at 515 to rank 19th all-time at Boise State.
  • Mart Hermida is third on the team in scoring at 10.1 points per game. 
  • Hermida leads the team, ranks fifth in MW and 42nd in NCAA for 3-point percentage at .450 and has 18 makes on the year.

BRONCOS NEAR 300th WIN
  • Boise State’s 71-40 win over Concordia (Dec. 7) was the Broncos’ 299th in Taco Bell Arena dating back to the 1982-83 season.
  • Boise State is currently 299-151 (.665) all-time in the facility.

PRESNELL HITS 200 AT BOISE STATE
  • Gordy Presnell is in his 12th season at Boise State and his 30th overall as a collegiate head coach. 
  • He is already the winningest coach in program history.
  • On Nov. 26 he reached his 200th career win at Boise State when the Broncos defeated Charlotte 68-65 to give him a 200-149 record ... he is now 203-150. 

PRESNELL'S COUNT DOWN TO 600
  • Presnell’s overall career record is impressive as he approaches 600 wins at 599-277 in 30 years of coaching, one short the 600 win milestone. 
  • Once he hits the mark he will become the 32nd coach in NCAA Division I history to reach the milestone.
  • Once he hits 600 wins he will be the 63rd coach to reach milestone in NCAA & NAIA history for all levels.
  • He currently ranks 17th among active NCAA Division I coaches for career wins at 599.

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