Broncos Close With Two at Home
Nov. 20, 2015


Tuesday night, Nov. 24, is Senior Night honoring the three seniors of 2015 team: Sarah Baugh, Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn.

FINAL WEEK OF CONFERENCE PLAY


BRONCO SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 21

  • Match 1:  New Mexico at Boise State; 2 p.m. (Mountain) in Bronco Gym     
  • Parking will be available in the Stadium Parking Lot and Lincoln Parking Garage (4th and 5th floors)
  • Match Promotion: Food Drive, Fans who donate non-perishable/can food at the door receive $3 ticket  
  • Live Stats  |  Live Video  | Twitter

Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • Match 2:  Utah State at Boise State 7 p.m. (Mountain) in Bronco Gym
  • Parking will be available in the Stadium Parking Lot
  • Match Promotion: Food Drive, Fans who donate non-perishable/can food at the door receive $3 ticket               
  • Live Stats  |  Live Video  | Twitter



THIS WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS

  • Boise State (21-7, 13-3 MW) closes the regular season with two matches at home beginning with New Mexico (16-13, 9-7 MW) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Utah State (6-24, 2-14 MW) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Tuesday will be Senior Night as the Broncos honor their three seniors, Sarah Baugh, Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn, in a short pre-match ceremony.
  • Boise State has won 13 of its last 14 matches.


New Mexico; Saturday, Nov. 21

  • TICKET PROMOTION: Food Drive Night, Fans get in for $3 win donating non-perishable or canned food at the door.
  • This is the first and only meeting between the Lobos and Broncos this year.
  • New Mexico enters the encounter at 16-13 overall and 9-7 in MW play, good for fourth place ... the Lobos beat Utah State 3-0 in Albuquerque on Wednesday before traveling to Boise.
  • UNM is 2-3 over the last two weeks and split on the road this past weekend falling at UNLV (3-2) before rallying to defeat Fresno State (3-0).
  • Devanne Sours leads the Lobos in kills with 324 for a 3.0 per set average (9th MW) ... Simone Henderson is hitting a team-best 33.5 percent (6th MW).
  • As a team New Mexico hits 21.8 percent (3rd MW) and averages 12.61 kills per set (4th MW).
  • New Mexico leads the series with Boise State 8-1.


Utah State; Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • The Broncos close the regular season with Utah State Tuesday for Senior Night. 
  • This is the second meeting of the year between the Aggies and Broncos with Boise State winning 3-0 in Logan on Oct. 6.
  • The Aggies lost 3-0 Wednesday night at New Mexico and enter the final two match stretch at 6-24 overall and 2-14 in league.
  • Rachel Gale leads USU with 333 kills and a 3.17 per set average (6th MW) ... Kaylie Kamalu is next with 328 kills to average 3.12 kps (7th MW).
  • As a team Utah State hits 16.8 percent (10th MW) and averages 11.25 kills per set (11th MW).
  • The Broncos lead the series 19-17.



BRONCO NOTABLES

NCAA Bubble Watch

  • Boise State remained at No. 45 in this week’s NCAA RPI keeping them in the discussion for a potential NCAA Tournament at-large bid ... they still need help, but the Broncos are in the conversation.
  • At No. 45 the Broncos rank second in the MW behind Colorado State at No. 28.
  • Six of the seven Broncos’ losses have come to teams ranked in the top-55: Washington No. 6, Colorado State No. 28 (twice), Wyoming No. 49, Northern Arizona No. 41, Idaho State No. 56 ... Gonzaga is at No. 81.
  • Boise State defeated No. 39 Northwestern.


Bronco Wins Analysis

  • Boise State has won 20 matches this year, 12 by 3-0 sweeps ... 12-3 overall in three set contests.
  • The Broncos are 5-3 in four-set matches and 4-1 in five-sets. 


Shawn Garus, Head Coach

  • Garus currently sits at 230-219 overall in his 15-year career as a collegiate head coach.
  • Garus is currently 115-99 at Boise State in his seventh season.
  • Garus hit the 100 win milestone at Boise State when the Broncos defeated Abilene Christian 3-0 on Sept. 12.
  • Garus ranks second in total wins in program history, out of 10 coaches all-time.


Team Statistical Rankings

  • For the first time in program history the Broncos lead the nation in two statistical categories, kills and assists per set. 
  • They average 15.46 kills per set (1st MW), which would be a school record if season was over ... they finished last year ranked 17th in NCAA at 14.21 kps.
  • Boise State dishes out 14.48 assists per set (1st MW), another potential school record if the season was over ... the Broncos were 15th nationally at the end of 2014 at 13.25.
  • Hitting percentage of .281 leads the MW and is 11th nationally ... they finished 2014 ranked 24th nationally at .263, a school record. 


Nobley Sets New School Kills Record

  • The sophomore outside hitter currently has 466 kills this season setting a new school record for kills in a season.
  • The previous school record for kills in a season was 438 set by Sharon Leonhardt (1983-86) 30 years ago in 1986. 


Boise State’s Set Win Streak Ends at 17

  • Boise State had won 17 consecutive sets dating from Oct. 29 at Fresno State.
  • The Broncos had not lost a set since they rallied from two down at Fresno State to win in five.
  • The streak came to an end on Nov. 18 when Air Force took set three in Boise State’s 3-1 win on the road.
  • The 17 consecutive set wins ties for second most in program history with the 1980 team ... the school record is 27 straight in 1981.


Match Win Streak Grows to Seven

  • Boise State has an active seven match win streak.
  • That is the longest win streak since the 2010 squad won 10 in a row.


Broncos Have Recorded 12 Sweeps

  • The 12 wins by sweep are the most during the rally scoring era for Boise State and the most since 1992 when the Broncos finished with 12.
  • The school record is 24 set during the 1981 season.


Broncos Get No. 20

  • Boise State is 21-7 overall earning its 10th 20-plus win season in program history.
  • The Broncos have recorded 20 or more wins twice under coach Garus, the last time was 2010 when they finished 21-12.


Most League Wins Since Joining MW

  • Boise State’s 13 Mountain West wins this year are the most for the Broncos since joining the league for 2011.
  • The 13 conference wins are the most by the program since 1989 when the Broncos went 13-3 in the Big Sky Conference.
  • Thirteen wins ties for second most all-time ... the record is 15 set in 1988 when the Bronco won the Big Sky title (15-1).

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