Boise State Plays at Seattle U Saturday
Dec. 17, 2015

THE SCHEDULE

Boise State (5-4) at Seattle U (5-5)


WHAT’S HAPPENING
  • The Game: Boise State (5-4) will closeout its nonconference schedule this weekend with a two-game road trip beginning at Seattle U. (5-5) on Saturday at 3 p.m. (Mountain) in the Connolly Complex’s North Court on the SU campus.
  • Note on Attending the Seattle Game: This will be the first home game for Seattle U. in the renovated Connolly Complex, which is still a work in progress on the outside, fans are advised to enter through the fitness center next door and follow the signs to the North Court.
  • Next Up: Boise State will close its pre-Christmas and nonconference schedule at Eastern Washington on Monday, 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
Seattle U. | Saturday, Dec. 19 | Seattle, Wash.

Seattle U. Scouting Report
  • Record: Seattle U. enters the game at 5-5 overall and is coming off a 85-64 road win at Portland State on Tuesday night (Dec. 15).
  • Affiliation: The Redhawks are members of Boise State’s former home the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
  • Preseason Poll: The Redhawks were picked to place third out of eight teams in the preseason coaches’ poll.
  • Redhawk Leaders: Taelor Ross leads SU at 12.8 points (5th WAC) and 6.5 rebounds (8th WAC) ... Ashlyn Lewey adds 12.4 ppg (8th WAC) and a team-high 7.0 rpg (6th WAC). 
  • Seattle U. as a Team: The Redhawks are averaging 64.2 points (4th WAC) per game and allowing 67.4 (5th WAC) ... they are shooting 36.7 percent (6th WAC) from the floor, 33.5 percent (1st WAC) from 3-point range and 69 percent (7th WAC) from the free-throw line. 
Boise State Scouting Report
  • Record: The Broncos enter Saturday’s game at 5-4 and are coming off a home split with a 80-77 loss to Idaho State (Dec. 11) followed by a 84-77 victory over Concordia (Ore.) last Sunday (Dec. 13). 
  • 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 13.4 points (9th MW) and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Shalen Shaw is next at 12.1 points (12th MW) and team-high 6.8 rebounds (10th MW) per game ... Miquelle Askew adds 11.2 points per game and 4.9 rebounds.
  • As a Team: Boise State averages 68.3 points (t-4th MW) per game and is shooting 43.7 percent (1st MW) from the floor, 28.9 percent (5th MW) from the 3-point arc and 73.6 percent (2nd MW) from the free-throw line ... defensively, the Broncos are holding teams to 59.75 points per game (3rd MW) on 38 percent (4th MW) shooting from the floor and 28 percent (1st MW) from beyond the arc. 
  • Miscellaneous Notes: Broncos are a +8.7 in scoring margin, +3.8 in rebound margin and a +1.4 in turnover margin.
The Series
  • Record: This is the 10th meeting between the two programs which dates back to Feb. of 1979 ... the Broncos lead 6-3.
  • Last Time: The Redhawks won the meeting in the series Dec. 4, 2011 in Boise by the score of 89-80.
  • Boise State vs. WAC: The Broncos are 32-20 all-time versus the current membership of the Western Athletic Conference which includes a 72-70 home loss to Utah Valley on Nov. 19. 


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 181-142.
  • Career Mark: Coach Presnell is currently 577-269 (.682) overall in his 29th season as a collegiate head coach.

ASKEW HITS 1,000 POINTS
  • The Milestone: Senior center Miquelle Askew hit the 1,000-point milestone on Dec. 13 at home against Concordia (Ore.) when she scored 23 points to give her 1,002.
  • The Club: Askew is the 17th Bronco to hit 1,000 career points.
  • In MW: She is one of two active players in the MW to have 1,000 or more 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 97, 11th all-time.
  • Brooke Pahukoa: The junior guard has a larger challenge in front of her currently sitting tied for 14th all-time with 88. 

PAHUKOA LEADING THE BRONCOS
  • Junior guard Brooke Pahukoa opened the season a little slow offensively scoring a combined total of nine points in the first two contests of the season.
  • She has found her touch since recording double-figure points in five of seven contests since to average 16.3 points per game, she missed the Washington State game because of illness.
  • She scored 22 points versus Utah Valley, 21 against Auburn, 18 in the win over Stetson and 19 at Portland.
  • Averages a team-high 13.4 points per game, ninth in MW.

SHAW ON THE GLASS
  • Boise State sophomore Shalen (Shay) Shaw has been a force on the boards this year leading the team averaging 6.8 per game, 10th in the MW.
  • She has recorded six or more rebounds in seven games to date.
  • Has led or tied for the team high six times in rebounding.

FRESHMEN STEPPING IT UP
  • Boise State has six freshmen on this year’s roster and several have stepped it up on occasion.
  • Marijke Vanderschaaf has recorded four-straight games with double-figure points and six overall with seven or more. 
  • Marta Hermida has started every game and has scored seven or more points in six with two in double-digit points including 15 at Portland (Dec. 6) ... she also has three or more assists in seven games with a season-high eight versus Concordia (Dec. 13).
  • In addition, Joyce Harrell and Ella Fotu are averaging 12.3 and 15.6 minutes per game, respectively.

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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