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Boise State dismantles the Rebels

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Final BSU 81 UNLV 69

The Broncos came out swinging. I was going to saw solid offense, but they shot just 33.3% from inside the arc and 23.8% from 3. But, there is something to be said for not shooting all that great and being up on a team like UNLV. In the first half, UNLV shot 41.4% from inside the arc and 50% from 3 in the first half. The Broncos had the rebounding edge at half 22-20. They also have 10 second chance points to UNLV's none, which seemed to be the difference for them.

Defense wasn't terrible, but the Broncos were slow to transition from offense and UNLV was able to capitalize on that fairly often. Mikey lead with 11 points and 5 rebounds while Jackson had 2 assists at the halfway mark.

Coming out of the half, the Broncos kept the momentum and improved shooting, hitting 65% with 7 minutes left. Webb left the game late with an apparent knee injury. I REALLY hope he's ok. They continued their solid play throughout the half, ending the game shooting 43.7% after improving to 56.3% in the second half. Drmic finished with 21 pts, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Webb had another double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Mikey also finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds.

A solid, well-played game, start to finish. Sure, the shooting could have been better, but the Broncos won the rebound battle 41-29, including 20 offensive rebounds to UNLV's 9. The Broncos also had 23 second chance points to UNLV's 6. BSU had a huge contribution from the bench with 34 points, while UNLV struggled with 6.