March 12, 2015
- Mountain West Women's Basketball Championship Final
- No. 4 Boise State (21-10, 11-7 MW) Vs.No. 2 New Mexico (20-11, 14-4 MW)
- March 13, 2015 at 1p.m. (Mountain Time)
- Las Vegas, Nev. (Thomas & Mack Center)
- 11th Meeting in Series
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- Game: No. 4 Boise State (21-10, 11-7 MW) has defeated No. 5 UNLV 64-46 (Tuesday) and No. 8 San Jose State 76-67 (Wednesday) to advanced to the Mountain West Women's Basketball Championship final in Las Vegas. The Broncos will face No. 2 New Mexico (20-11, 14-4 MW) at 1 p.m. (Mountain) Friday afternoon in the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.
- Broncos in Finals: This is the fifth time that Boise State has reached the championship game at a conference tournament and the first since joining the MW for 2011-12 season.
- Tournament Titles: Boise State is 1-3 in tournament finals all-time. Its only win came at the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Las Cruces, N.M., 49-46 over the host new Mexico State Aggies.
- Next Up: If the Broncos defeat the Lobos Friday they would earn the Mountain West's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
- Radio: KTIK (AM 1350) will carry all of the women's games this season. Chris Lewis returns for his second season as the voice of the Broncos.
- Internet Broadcast: You can listen to the radio broadcast on the internet at BroncoSports.com.
SETTING THE SCENE
- Season Series: The two teams split the regular-season series with the home team winning each time ... Boise State won by 21, 86-65 in Boise (Jan. 17) ... New Mexico won 63-50 in Albuquerque (Feb. 25).
- Preseason MW Poll: The Mountain West preseason coaches and media poll who selected Boise State to place second and New Mexico ninth in this year's league race.
- The Records: The Broncos enter the game at 21-10 overall and 11-7 in MW play, good for fourth-place ... New Mexico is 20-11 on the year and finished 14-4 in league, good for second place.
- Recently for Boise State: The Broncos are coming off a 64-46 victory over fifth-seed UNLV, the host team, in the MW quarterfinals, followed by a 76-67 win against San Jose State in the semifinals.
- Recently for New Mexico: The Lobos have won 13 of their last 14 games including a 57-56 win over No. 7 San Diego State in the MW quarterfinals and a 64-53 win over No. 3 Fresno State in the semifinals.
- Boise State at Home: The Broncos finished the year 13-2 at home ... they went 11-4 in Taco Bell Arena last year and are now 285-146 (.661 pct.) all-time in facility.
- Boise State on the Road: The Broncos have struggled a bit on the road this year and are now 8-8 away from Boise in 2014-15 ... they went 4-5 in league games.
- New Mexico at Home: The Lobos went 13-2 at home and 9-0 in league games.
- New Mexico on the Road: The Lobos are 7-9 away from Albuquerque this year and went 5-4 in league contests.
- Bronco Leaders: In MW games, Deanna Weaver led the team at 12.7 points (MW 10) and 4.6 rebounds per game, on the year she lead the MW and is ranked 21st-nationally for 3-point percentage at .418 ... Brooke Pahukoa was second in scoring during conference averaging 10.9 ppg (MW 18), Miquelle Askew followed at 8.1 ppg ... Camille Redmon led on the glass at 7.4 rebounds per game (MW 5).
- Lobo Leaders: In MW games, Antiesha Brown led the Lobos in league play averaging 15.1 points per game (MW 7) ... no one else averaged double digit points but three were between 9.0 and 9.9 points led by Khadijah Shumpert at 9.7 ppg and 5.1 rebounds per game, followed by Cherise Beynon at 9.6 ppg and 5.9 rpg.
- Head-to-Head, BSU Individuals: Brooke Pahukoa averaged a team-high 13 points per game ... Shay Shaw was next at 9.5 points and 7-.0 rebounds ... Camille Redmon and Deanna Weaver each added 7.5 ppg each, while Redmon led on the glass at 7.5 rebounds per game.
- Head-to-Head, UNM Individuals: Antiesha Brown led the Lobos at 16.5 points per game ... Bryce Owens was second at 11.5 ppg ... Cjerise Beynon averaged 9.5 ppg and team-high 6.5 rpg.
- Boise State as a Team: Offensively, Boise State is averaging 71.1 points (MW 2/NCAA 50) and 70.4 ppg (MW t-2) during MW action ... Defensively, the Broncos are sixth in the league allowing 61.6 points per game and 64.4 points per game (MW 7) in conference play ... on the year the Broncos out score opponents by +9.5 (MW 2/NCAA 41) and +5.8 rebounds per game (MW 2/ NCAA 37).
- New Mexico as a Team: Offensively, the Lobos are averaging 61.7 points per game on the year and 62.8 ppg (MW 6) in league play ... Defensively, they are allowing 59.6 ppg (MW 3) this season and 56.1 ppg (MW 3) during league games ... they are out scoring opponents by +2.0 (MW 5) and out rebounding them by +3.2 (MW 3).
- Head-to-Head, Team: Boise State averaged 64 points and 38.5 rebounds per game compared to New Mexico's 68 points and 39.5 rebounds ... the Broncos shot 42.6 percent from floor, 20 percent (4-of-20) from the arc and 68.4 percent (26-of-38) from the free-throw line ... New Mexico countered at 37.5 percent from the floor, 39.5 percent (17-of-43) from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent (29-of-45) from the free-throw line.
- The Coaches: Yvonne Sanchez is in her fourth season as head coach at UNM where she is 59-64, her career mark is the same. Gordy Presnell is in his 10th season at Boise State where he is 175-137 and 571-264 in his 28th season all-time.
- All-Time Record: This is the 11th meeting all-time between the Lobos and Broncos with Boise State leading 6-4.
- Current Streak: New Mexico won the last meeting between the two teams 63-50 in Albuquerque for the current one-game win streak for UNM.
- Series on Neutral Floors: The two teams have met once on neutral floors with the Lobos edging the Broncos 51-50 in the 2012 MW semifinals.
- MW Series: The Mountain West series is led 5-3 by Boise State since the Broncos joined the league for 2011-12 season.
- Mountain West Conference: Boise State is 113-88 all-time against the current membership of the Mountain West; however, they are 32-32 against those schools in regular season MW contests.
BOISE STATE TOURNAMENT NOTES
BRONCOS WIN 20TH
- 20 Win Seasons: Boise State's 64-46 win over UNLV (March 10) in the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals gave the Broncos their 20th win of the season.
- Total 20-Win Seasons: It marks the sixth time in program history that the Broncos reached the milestone and the third time under coach Presnell (2007, 2008, 2015).
REDMON SETS SCHOOL BLOCKS RECORD
- Boise State senior Camille Redmon has only been with the program one season but she has left her mark on it setting the school record for blocks in a season with 70, the record now stands at 74.
- The key block came with 1:11 left against UNLV (March 10) in the Broncos with MW quarterfinal victory.
- Appearances: Boise State is competing in its fourth Mountain West Championship Tournament.
- Championship Game: This is Boise State's first MW championship appearance. Record: Boise State is 3-3 in the MW championship tournament.
- 2012: The Broncos defeated Colorado State 68-63 before falling in the semifinals 51-50 to New Mexico.
- 2013: Boise State lost in the quarterfinals to Fresno State by a 72-55 score.
- 2014: The Broncos fell in the quarterfinals to Wyoming by the score of 61-56.
- The Broncos are 17-25 all-time in conference tournaments.
- 2007 WAC Champions: Boise State won the 2007 WAC Tournament championship at Las Cruces, N.M., the first and only title in program history.
- Championship Game Appearances: The Broncos will be playing in its fifth conference tournament championship game having gone 1-3 in the previous contests.