Nov. 18, 2017
Bank of Hawai'i Classic
Boise State (1-1) vs. Northern Arizona (0-3)
Sunday, Nov. 19 - 5:30 p.m. MT
Honolulu, Hawaii - Stan Sheriff Center (10,300)
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Boise State (1-1) wraps up its trip to Honolulu Sunday with a contest against Northern Arizona (0-3) at 5:30 p.m. MT.
The Broncos return home to Boise for a two-game set. The stand opens Nov. 26 against Corban (2 p.m.) and concludes Nov. 30 against Saint Mary's (7 p.m.).
Last Time Out
Boise State dropped its first decision of the 2017-18 campaign, falling 72-52 to San Diego Friday night in Honolulu.
The Broncos opened the contest 2-for-16 from the field in the opening quarter, falling into a 25-6 hole from which they couldn't recover. The deficit marked Boise State's largest after an opening quarter since the NCAA went tothe quarter format in 2015-16.
Rebounding and turnovers helped do in the Broncos, with the opening quarter a bad harbinger of things to come. San Diego out-rebounded Boise State, 17-9, over the opening 10 minutes, and went on to win the rebound battle by a 49-26 margin in the contest, including a 25-7 advantage on the offensive glass. Boise State's five turnovers in the first quarter started a night which finished with the Broncos committing 20 turnovers. The Toreros used their control of the offensive glass to score 23 second-chance points, while also scoring 22 points off of Bronco turnovers.
Northern Arizona (0-3) fell to host Hawai'i, 84-68, Friday night. Prior to coming to Honolulu, the Lumberjacks dropped high-scoring home contests to UC Santa Barbara (96-93) and Rice (88-83) to open the season.
With Loree Payne in her first season as Lumberjacks head coach, Northern Arizona is led by the play of Kenna McDavis (20.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg) and Olivia Lucero (20.7 ppg, 9.5 apg).
Need To Start Stronger
Boise State's loss to San Diego Friday night originated with the Broncos' poor start, as they shot just 12.5 percent (2-for-16), including an 0-for-7 mark from 3-point range, while falling behind, 25-6, by the end of the first quarter.
San Diego got out to an 11-0 lead within the opening 2:17, and went on to shoot 50.0 percent (11-for-22) from the field over the first 10 minutes.
Chances, But Not Enough
Boise State did well at times to recover from its slow start Friday, as the Broncos outscored the Toreros, 35-29, over the second and third quarters.
At one point, the Broncos got as close as 12 points to San Diego, when Shalen Shaw's second half-opening triple brought the Broncos to within 40-28, but the Bronco offense went cold, and the Toreros responded with a 10-2 run to get their lead to 18.