Boise State WBB Travels to Nevada Wednesday Night

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Boise State (10-15, 3-9 MW) at Nevada (7-18, 2-10 MW)
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain)
Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)


Radio: KTIK AM 1350 (Play-by-Play: Chris King)
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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • The Game: Boise State (10-15, 3-9 MW) continues Mountain West play this Wednesday when the Broncos travel to Reno, Nev., to play the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-18, 2-10 MW) at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain) in the Lawlor Events Center.
  • The MW Standings:  Boise State enters the game tied with Air Force for seventh place (3-9) in the league standings, while Nevada is one game back in ninth (2-10).
  • Next Up: Boise State will be on the road for the second game of the road trip when they travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for a  Saturday afternoon, (March 3), game with Colorado State (9-16, 5-7 MW) at 2 p.m. (Mountain).

THE SERIES
  • All-Time Record: Wednesday's game will be the 46th meeting all-time in the series between the two longtime rivals. Boise State holds a 31-14 advantage in the series with Nevada.  
  • Last Year:  These two teams did not play last year as Nevada was still in the Western Athletic Conference for the 2010-11 season.
  • A Rivalry That Spans Five Conferences:  Boise State and Nevada have now been conference rivals in five different conferences since the late 1980's. It began with the old Mountain West Athletic Conference (1987-1988), then the Big Sky Conference (1988-1992), followed by the Big West Conference (1996-2000), Western Athletic Conference (2001-2011), followed by the Mountain West in 2012-13.

THE LAST TIME - January 26

  • Result:  Boise State defeated Nevada 67-58 in Boise on Jan. 26.  
  • Bronco Leaders: Lauren Lenhardt scored 22 points shooting 42.9 percent (6-14) from the floor, 66.7 percent (2-3) from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent (8-8) from the free-throw line, Lexie Der just missed a double-double with 12 points and team-high nine rebounds.
  • Wolf Pack Leaders: For Nevada it was predominately the Chanelle Brennan and Danika Sharp show as they combined for 43 points, 23 and 21 respectively to lead Nevada.   

QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
  • The Record:  The Broncos enter the game at 10-15 overall and 3-9 in MW play. They are 7-7 at home, 2-7 on the opponents' floor and 1-1 on neutral courts.
  • The Broncos at Home:  The Broncos are 7-7 in home  (3-4 MW) games this year at Taco Bell Arena. They finished last year 10-7 overall at home, their all-time mark is now 261-139 (.654 pct.) since the facility opened in the fall of 1982.
  • The Broncos on the Road:  Boise State is 3-8 away (0-5 MW) from Boise this year. Its last road game was Wednesday night, a 77-72 loss at Air Force.
  • Recently for Boise State: The Broncos have dropped seven games in a row, most recently losing 77-72 at Air Force followed by a 83-65 home loss to Fresno State.
  • Leading the Broncos: Boise State is led by senior forward Lauren Lenhardt ranked fourth in the MW averaging 16.2 points and 7.1 rebounds (4th MW) per game on the year. She currently ranks second in the MW for scoring during league contests at 17.9 ppg and is a three-time MW Player of the Week honoree this season. Junior guard Brandi Henton adds 11 ppg in league games.  
  • As a Team:  The Broncos average 62.4 points per game to rank tied for fourth, with Nevada, in the league, while allowing 66.9 ppg (6th MW), they rank sixth in rebound offense averaging 39 rpg.
  • The Coach:  Gordy Presnell is in his eighth season at Boise State where he is 135-109 (.553 pct.), 531-236 (.692 pct.) in 25+ seasons all-time. Presnell is 7-8 all-time against Nevada.

QUICK LOOK AT NEVADA 
   
  • Nevada Record:  The Wolf Pack enter the game at 2-10 in MW action and 7-18 overall. They are 4-8 at home, 3-8 on the opponents' home courts and 0-2 on neutral floors. In MW play they are 1-5 at home and 1-5 on the road.     
  • Recently for the Wolf Pack: Nevada has loss 10 of its last 11 games with that win coming a week ago at Fresno State 60-54. Last Saturday the Wolf Pack lost 58-45 at home to San Diego State.
  • Leading Nevada: Danika Sharp leads the Pack at 13.6 points (8th MW), followed by Chanelle Brennan scoring 13.1 points per game (10th MW) on the year to go with 5.5 rebounds. Emily Burns leads the team on the glass at 6.8 rebounds per game (5th MW).
  • As a Team:  On the year, Nevada features the fourth ranked, tied with Boise State, scoring offense in the MW  averaging 62.4 points per game, while allowing 69 ppg (8th MW). The Wolf Pack lead the MW in rebounding at 41.2 per game and last in rebound defense allowing opponents 43 boards per game.
  • The Coach:  Jane Albright is in her fifth year at Nevada where she is 71-82 (.464 pct.), her career mark is 468-394 (.543 pct.) in 29 seasons. Albright is 6-3 all-time versus Boise State.

MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON POLL
  • The Mountain West Preseason Poll is a combined coaches and media poll. Boise State was picked to place seventh, while newcomer Nevada was projected eighth out of nine teams in the 2013 league race.

BRONCOS Vs. MOUNTAIN WEST

  • Versus MW All-time:  Boise State is 59-52 (53.2 pct.) all-time versus the current membership of the Mountain West.
  • All-Time in MW Games:  The Broncos are 8-18 all-time in MW games after going 5-9 last year in their first season as members of the MW. However, they are now 8-16 against the current membership in MW games entering the year since the departure of TCU.
  • All-Time in Home Games:  The Broncos are 6-8 all-time in home MW games.
  • All-Time in Road Games:  The Broncos are 2-11 all-time in road MW games.
  • Previous Rivalries:  Boise State has been a conference rival of Nevada and Fresno State previously as members of the Western Athletic Conference 2001-2011.