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Boise State women’s basketball: What you need to know for the 2016-17 season

Senior guard Brooke Pahukoa is one of four returning starters for the Broncos. She was a first team All-Mountain West selection last season after averaging 14.6 points per game.
Senior guard Brooke Pahukoa is one of four returning starters for the Broncos. She was a first team All-Mountain West selection last season after averaging 14.6 points per game. The Associated Press

Head coach Gordy Presnell returns plenty of experience from last year’s 19-11 team, including preseason all-Mountain West selection Brooke Pahukoa. Boise State was selected to finish in second place behind powerhouse Colorado State in this season’s preseason Mountain West poll and is in prime position to return to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year hiatus. Two of the school’s three NCAA Tournament appearances have come under Presnell’s leadership, the other coming in 2007. Though a tough early season slate of games against Saint Mary’s, Washington State and Washington looms large, four returning starters have the Broncos in great shape to be a player in the Mountain West.

BOISE STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER

Number

Name

Year

Position

Height

Hometown

Previous school

42

A’Shanti Coleman

Sophomore

Forward

6-2

San Fransisco

Arizona

24

Leonie Edringer

Sophomore

Forward

6-1

Trier, Germany

Max Planck Gymnasium

33

Joyce Harrell

Sophomore

Forward

6-0

Seattle

Cleveland High

20

Marta Hermida

Sophomore

Guard

5-11

Mardird, Spain

Magarita Salas High

14

Braydey Hodgins

Freshman

Guard

5-8

Pasco, Wash.

Chiawana High

21

Riley Lupfer

Freshman

Guard

5-9

Spokane

Lewis and Clark High

40

Brittney Pahukoa

Senior

Guard

5-7

Lake Stevens, Wash.

Lake Stevens High

44

Brooke Pahukoa

Senior

Guard

5-9

Lake Stevens, Wash.

Lake Stevens High

10

Yaiza Rodriguez

Senior

Guard

5-5

Barcelona, Spain

Institut Joaquim Blume

2

Shalen Shaw

Junior

Forward

6-1

Reno

Reno High

22

Emerald Toth

Freshman

Forward

6-1

Bozeman, Mont.

Bozeman High

31

Marijke Vanderschaaf

RS Sophomore

Center

6-3

Sammamish, Wash.

Eastlake High

54

Brooke Wheeler

Junior

Center

6-3

Springville, Utah

Snow College

11

Ellie Woerner

Sophomore

Guard

6-0

Sammamish, Wash.

University of Portland

1

Jordan Woodvine

Freshman

Forward

5-11

Salem, Ore.

South Salem High

BOISE STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Time (MT)

Sunday, Nov. 13

vs. Southern Oregon

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

vs. Portland State

5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

vs. Seattle

2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 25

@ Saint Mary’s (Saint Mary’s Tournament)

TBA

Saturday, Nov. 26

vs. Charlotte (Saint Mary’s Tournament)

TBA

Thursday, Dec. 1

vs. Eastern Washington

7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

@ Washington State

3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

vs. Concordia

7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11

@ Washington

3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18

vs. Portland

2 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

vs. Hawaii

7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29

vs. Utah State

7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31

@ Colorado State

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

vs. UNLV

7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7

@ San Diego State

3 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 14

vs. Fresno State

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

@ New Mexico

7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21

vs. San Jose State

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

@ Nevada

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 28

vs. Wyoming

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

vs. Colorado State

7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4

@ Utah State

2 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

@ Air Force

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

vs. New Mexico

7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18

@ Wyoming

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

vs. Nevada

7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25

@ San Jose State

3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

@ Fresno State

7 p.m.

Friday, March 3

vs. Air Force

7 p.m.

Monday, March 6-Friday, March 10

Mountain West Tournament (Las Vegas)

MOUNTAIN WEST: PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

COACHES AND SELECT MEDIA

1. Colorado State

2. Boise State

3. Fresno State

4. UNLV

5. San Jose State

6. New Mexico

7. San Diego State

8. Wyoming

9. Utah State

10. Nevada

11. Air Force

TOO-EARLY NCAA TOURNAMENT PROJECTIONS

▪ Locks: Colorado State, Boise State

▪ Bubbles: Fresno State, New Mexico

▪ Work-to-do: UNLV, San Jose State

▪ Doubtful: Air Force, Nevada

A complete breakdown of 2016 Mountain West media days, the full predicted order of finish and the preseason all-conference teams can be found here.

TICKETS

Single-game tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on the day of games. Adult tickets are $6 and student admission is free with a valid student I.D. Fans can also purchase a Bronco Sport Pass for $75 at broncosports.com/tickets. The Bronco Sport Pass gives access to all women’s basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball and wrestling events.

PROMOTIONS

▪ Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Southern Oregon: Black out for fans, schedule magnet giveaway, student rewards giveaways

▪ Wednesday, Nov. 16 vs. Portland State: Schedule magnet giveaway, Bronco sports pass rewards (first 100), student rewards cards get double-punches

▪ Sunday, Nov. 20 vs. Seattle: Free postgame autographs, student reward giveaways

▪ Thursday, Dec. 1 vs. Eastern Washington: Rally towel giveaway, student rewards giveaways, wearing throwback Boise State gear encouraged for fans

▪ Wednesday, Dec. 7 vs. Concordia: Dad & Daughter Date (free youth admission with purchase of adult ticket), student rewards cards get double-punches

▪ Sunday, Dec. 17 vs. Portland: Doubleheader deal with men’s game (buy ticket to women’s game for $6, get into men’s game free), rally towel giveaway, student rewards giveaways

▪ Tuesday, Dec. 20 vs. Hawaii: White out for fans, student rewards giveaways

▪ Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. Utah State: Student rewards giveaways

▪ Wednesday, Jan. 4 vs. UNLV: Military Appreciation Day, all women and girls get tickets for $3 each in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, student reward giveaways

▪ Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Fresno State: YMCA Day (area YMCA groups get in free, families pay $3 for ticket), free postgame autographs, student reward giveaways

▪ Saturday, Jan. 21 vs. San Jose State: Family Fun Night ($3 group ticket), Camper Reunion Game (campers who attended BSU summer basketball camp get in free, families of campers get in for $3), student reward giveaways.

▪ Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Wyoming: Blue out (fans wearing blue get $3 tickets), free postgame autographs, student rewards cards get double-punches

▪ Wednesday, Feb. 1 vs. Colorado State: Hometown Hero’s Night (uniformed fire, police, medical and military with ID get free admission and family members get $3 tickets), student reward giveaways

▪ Wednesday, Feb. 15 vs. New Mexico: Pink game (fans wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness get $3 tickets), student reward giveaways

▪ Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Nevada: Faculty Appreciation Night (BSU faculty and staff get free admission), student reward giveaways

▪ Friday, March 3: Senior Night (tickets are $3 in honor of the team’s three seniors), rally towel give away, Boise State women’s basketball alumni receive free admission.

RADIO

▪ All games broadcast on KTIK 1350 AM, with play-by-play announcer Chris Lewis.

▪ All audio is free at BroncoSports.com.

▪ Women’s coach Gordy Presnell and men’s coach Leon Rice appear on Inside Bronco Basketball Live at the RAM Stonehouse. Dates are Jan. 5, Jan 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23. Show broadcast on KBOI 670 AM.

PARKING

Parking at the West Stadium Lot is free.

MOUNTAIN WEST AND OPPONENT LINKS

Information on some of Boise State’s opponents can be found below at our sister sites:

▪ Washington: The Olympian

▪ Fresno State: The Fresno Bee

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