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Game notes; CSU meets MW-newcomer Boise State Tuesday

Jan. 15, 2012

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CSU at Boise State | Game 18
Jan. 17 | 6 p.m. MT | Boise, Idaho | Taco Bell Arena (12,400)

2011-12 Record
5-12, 1-1 MW
Last Game
at TCU (L, 79-71)
Rankings (AP | ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Kristen Holt (Ohio, '93)
Overall Record
53-82 (Fifth Season)
Record at CSU
42-66 (Fourth Season)
2011-12 Record
11-6, 2-0 MW
Last Game
at Air Force (81-75)
Rankings (AP | ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Gordy Presnell
Overall Record
517-211 (25th Season)
Record at BSU
121-84 (Seventh Season)
Category CSU
Points Per Game 59.2
Points Allowed Per Game 61.8
Field Goal Percentage .422
Opponent Field Goal Percentage .380
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .304
Opponent Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .305
Free-Throw Percentage .727
Rebounds Per Game 36.6
Rebounding Margin +2.9
Assists Per Game 13.5
Turnovers Per Game 21.6
Opponent Turnovers Per Game 17.2
Steals Per Game 9.1
Blocks Per Game 3.8
Broadcast Information
Television: The Mtn.
Radio: Colorado State Sports Network
- AM 1410 KIIX
Streaming: CSURams.com/allaccess
Play-by-play: Matt Wozniak
Live Stats: Gametracker/CSURams.com
Media Relations
Danielle Marshall, Assistant Director
Office Phone: 970/491-6494
Cell Phone: 970/980-7353
E-mail: Danielle.Marshall@colostate.edu
Fax: 970/491-1348
Cara Maio, Student-Assistant
Cydnee Black, Student-Assistant

Colorado State (5-12, 1-1 MW) travels to Boise, Idaho for the first time since 1991 to challenge the Broncos (11-6, 2-0). The Rams tipoff at 6 p.m. MT Tuesday.
Boise State was picked to finish last in the Mountain West preseason poll, but the Broncos are currently in second place overall with wins over New Mexico and Air Force.

CSU's Kim Mestdagh earned the preseason Player of the Year title to start the 2011-12 season. She was the first to earn the honor since Becky Hammon in 1998-99. CSU was picked to finish third in the final standings. It was the highest prediction for the Rams since the 2002-03 season, when CSU was picked to finish in second place.

The game is televised on The Mtn. Ann Schatz will provide the play-by-play, while Andrea Lloyd is the color analyst. The Rams have two games on the network this regular season.

The game will also be broadcast live on AM 1410 KIIX. Matt Wozniak, in his third season with the Rams, calls all the action. Live game audio will also be available via Rams All-Access subscription on CSURams.com.

Rams vs. Broncos series...  
Tuesday's meeting between Colorado State and Boise State will be the third game between the two schools. This is Head Coach Kristen Holt's first contest vs. the Broncos.

The Rams are 0-2 vs. BSU with a 0-1 record in Boise. The teams will renew their rivalry after 21 years Tuesday evening.

12/18/89 L, 54-51 Fort Collins
11/29/91 L, 87-68 Boise

About BSU...     

  • Though Coach Holt and the current Rams' roster have not played the Broncos, head coach Gordy Presnell and the team were in Fort Collins last season for the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational. BSU won both games over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (77-66) and Texas Southern (65-48).
  • The Broncos are enjoying a four-game win streak heading into Tuesday's contest with wins over Air Force (81-75), New Mexico (65-46), New Mexico State (56-53) and Utah Valley (85-64).
  • In non-conference action, Boise State has played one mutual opponent with CSU, vs. Seattle. The Broncos hosted Seattle on Dec. 4, falling 89-80 to the Redhawks.
  • In their last matchup vs. Air Force on Jan. 14, junior Lauren Lenhardt tallied a season-high 29 points, shooting 50.0 percent, to lead the Broncos to victory. Senior Kati Isham and Heather Pilcher also recorded double figures with 19 and 13 points, respectively. Down by one at the half, both teams greatly improved their percentages in the second, but the two categories in which BSU excelled in were its free-throw percentage (16-17, .941) and its points off turnovers (25 off 18 giveaways) allowing it to pull away for the win.
  • The Broncos average a MW-best 72.9 points per game with a plus-5.6 scoring margin, recording 80 or more points in seven contests this season. They boast a league-leading field-goal percenteage (.430) and free-throw percentage (.737). They also lead the conference in three-pointers made (6.6) and assists (14.4). Eventhough teams are only two games into league play, the numbers are very close to what the overall season stats read. 
  • Isham (15.6) and Lenhardt (13.8) are the team's leading scorers, placing second and fifth in the MW, respectively. Nicole Brady (7.3) and Kinzi Poteet (6.8) placing fifth and eighth in the league. A team of accurate shooters, four players appear in the top ten in field-goal percentage: Lenhardt (second), Isham (eighth), Pilcher (ninth) and Poteet (10th).

Last time out...    
It was a high-scoring affair at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Saturday afternoon, and the TCU Horned Frogs edged the Rams, 79-71.

CSU fell to 5-12 (1-1 Mountain West) while TCU got one game closer to .500 at 8-9 (1-1 MW). It was the second contest the Rams lost this season while shooting above 45.1 percent from the floor.

TCU opened the game on a 15-0 run before CSU sank its first field goal at the 15:41 mark in the first half. The team fought hard to stay in the game in the first half, pulling within four points, but hot shooting by the Frogs kept the Rams at bay.

It seemed like the Frogs could not miss from three-point range for much of the game. A team that normally makes just five per game from beyond the arc, connected on 12, shooting a .417 percentage.

Colorado State in the first half shot 50.0 percent from the floor, and an impressive 71.4 percent from three-point range, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with TCU, which recorded a .567 percentage in the first stanza, scoring 45 points. It was a drastic reversal from recent matchups, as the Horned Frogs were held to 44 and 46 respective points in their previous two contests.

CSU’s LaDeyah Forte had a stellar afternoon, setting a career high with 17 points, shooting 66.7 percent. Kim Mestdagh scored her highest point total since Dec. 20 vs. Michigan State, with 13. The Rams’ Sam Martin was the game’s leading scorer with 28 points, tying her career high set earlier this season at Denver (Nov. 23).




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