Tonight the Boise State Broncos (10-2) open conference play versus Colorado State (7-6). Boise State is looking to bounce back from the double-digit loss to SMU that ended non-conference play (and a six game winning streak). Colorado State, riding a three game winning streak, wants to keep their momentum up as they open on the road.
The game would get to an inauspicious start with the Broncos getting two quick fouls just two minutes into the game. Fouls would be a thing in the early part of the game. Chandler Hutchison would get two fouls, and thus sit the bench, by the 13 minute mark. Before the 10 minute mark in the game, there would be 11 fouls combined, Lexus Williams, and Hutchison with two.
Marcus Dickinson would make his presence known, and make up for Hutchicson being on the bench, with his athleticism and drive.
Dickinson would lead the Broncos in the early going with six points for his efforts.
Hobbs would spark the Broncos’ from the three, hitting two straight threes for the Broncos.
Hutchison would only play for seven minutes of the first half due to his foul troubles. Despite that, the Broncos were able to go into half with a 10 point lead. CSU The game felt bogged down by all the whistles. The Broncos had hit a consistent double-digit lead by the 3:35 mark. CSU would go into the half with a 43-33 deficit.
The teams would trade blows to start the second half. CSU would even work the their deficit to only seven. But the Broncos hit a run of threes, hitting three in a row.
Alex Hobbs would pull a C-C-C-C-COMBER BREAKER and toss in a layup for two for good measure at the 11:27 mark.
Things got a little heated for Coach Leon Rice when Sengfelder committed a foul on a rebound at the 6:07 mark. This caused Rice to get a technical. While the Broncos were leading 77-63 at the time, the Rams hit four-straight free throws to close the gap. The T riled the crowd and caused a flood of points from the Broncos thereafter.
Broncos used a 9-0 run to take the game away from the Rams. Eventually stretching their second half lead to 24 points. Broncos would finish hitting 42.9% of their three pointers. Behind that shooting, Boise State would walk comfortably away with a 93-71 win.
Hutchison had a game-high 24 points that didn’t FEEL like that at the time. Especially when so much of his first half performance was spent on the bench.
No Broncos would hit the double-digit mark in rebounds, but Chris Sengfelder did get close with nine.
The Broncos stay undefeated at home and move to 11-2, 1-0. Colorado State falls to 7-7, 0-1.