The Nevada women's basketball team did to Boise State what the Bronco men's team could not do against Nevada--score an upset. The Wolf Pack women, just 5-12 coming into the game, shocked Boise State 73-67 in Reno Thursday night.
Similar to the men's game going on at the same time, Nevada was awarded 23 free throws to just seven for Boise State. Boise State also outrebounded the Wolf Pack 42-34. Nevada rained threes all night long, hitting for 44 percent on 8 of 18 shooting. The Pack, now 6-12 and 2-4 in the Western Athletic Conference, were led by Brandi Fitzgerald's 23 points and five rebounds.
Jackie Lee paced Boise State with 19 points, Jessica Thompson with 17, Benita Buggs who had 14 and Michelle Hessing with 10. Hessing also led Boise State in rebounding with nine. The Broncos fall to 11-8 overall and 3-4 in the WAC.
Boise State led at the half, 31-30. For the game, the Broncos shot 42 percent from the floor (27-45), 28 percent from three-point range (7-27) and 86 percent from the free throw line (6-7). Nevada shot 42 percent from the floor (24-57), 44 percent from three-point range (8-18), and 74 percent from the free-throw line (17-23). The Broncos out-rebounded Nevada, 42-34.
Boise State hosts Idaho at 2 p.m. Saturday in Taco Bell Arena.