Boise State coach Leon Rice, Jan. 19
The Boise State Broncos made quick work of the San Jose State Spartans in a 94-69 rout Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena.
Boise State (14-5, 5-1) led from start to finish, jumping out to a 33-16 lead, thanks in large part to junior forward Nick Duncan, who had six first-half 3-pointers. The Spartans got as close as 47-41 early in the second half, but the home team answered with a 17-5 run to put the game away.
Junior forward James Webb III had his third consecutive double-double with 24 points and a career-best 18 rebounds for the Broncos, while Duncan had a season-high 22 points.
It was another thorough rout by the Broncos of the Spartans (6-13, 1-6). Boise State beat San Jose State by 50 in Boise last season. The 94 points were the most Boise State has scored in a Mountain West game since joining in the 2011-12 season. Boise State had a 49-31 rebounding advantage.
San Jose State, coached by former Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik, was led by freshman forward Ryan Welage's 19 points.
Halftime: Boise State came out firing Wednesday, hitting six 3-pointers, all from junior forward Nick Duncan, as they built a 45-32 halftime lead. Duncan finished the half with 20 points, one shy of his season-best. The school record for 3-pointers in a game is 10.
The Broncos hit just 1-of-17 3-pointers Saturday in a loss to San Diego State.
Junior forward James Webb III had 11 points and nine rebounds at the break for the Broncos, who did not have a turnover in the first 18:12. Boise State also had a 23-16 rebounding advantage and a 6-0 edge in second chance points.
Pregame: The Boise State men’s basketball team is coming off a loss for the first time since the final day of November as it hosts San Jose State at 7 p.m. MT Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena. The game is not televised, but will be streamed free online at TheMW.com and BroncoSports.com/videos.
Senior guard/forward Anthony Drmic hasn’t scored in two of the Broncos’ last four games, including Saturday’s 56-53 loss to San Diego State, but the team hopes he can thrive in an ever-changing role.
Boise State (13-5, 4-1) is coming off the end of a 10-game win streak and a 17-game home win streak. San Jose State (6-12, 1-5) is coached by former Boise State associated head coach Dave Wojcik.