Final: (10) Arizona 88, Boise State 76
Boise State was definitely up to the challenge of playing the 10th ranked Wildcats in Tucson and acquitted themselves well in a game that was remarkably hard to find on TV. Nick Duncan led all scorers at the half with 16 points and the twitter world took notice.
Boise's Nick Duncan is the dude who nobody thinks can play and then he just absolutely lights it up … Arizona fans' hate growing for him— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) November 20, 2015
Boise State's Nick Duncan, the moves of a young Tim Duncan, the body of a rec league all-star. Gotta love college hoops.— Jon Gold (@TheCoolSub) November 20, 2015
Arizona kept pace with the Broncos and took the lead right before halftime, but led only 1:46 of the first half. Of course, once the second half started the Wildcats started to come alive, taking advantage of some lapses on the defensive end by the Broncos. James Webb III did all he could, however, to keep the Broncos within striking distance—absolutely going off until foul trouble sent him to the bench for a spell. Ultimately, Coach Rice threw Webb back in with 7:30 remaining—fouls be damned. The Broncos just didn't get the bench scoring down the stretch to keep it close as a deep Arizona team slowly pulled away until finishing off the Broncos 88-76 to run their home win streak to 41.
A lot ot build on for the Broncos (1-2) and I think if they continue to improve could peak at the right time. Webb led all scorers with 27 points (a career high) and nearly snagged a double-double.
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