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After a sluggish start, Chris Sengfelder shot past the Spartans to lead the Broncos 94-71 past the Spartans.

NCAA Basketball: San Jose State at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos looked to this match-up to bounce back from a hotly contested match against the Wolf Pack down in Reno. Seeing as how the San Jose State Spartans were 3-15, 0-7 MWC headed into this game, the Broncos had the possibility to put another one in the win column. While games still have to be played, the Broncos needed this one to ensure to keep some sort of pace with the Wolf Pack.

The cold-shooting would hang in from the Nevada game. While Lexus Williams did open up the game with a three, Boise State would proceed to go cold.

Justinian Jessup opened up with two straight missed threes. Though he did have a pretty nifty steal that resulted in an easy score for the Broncos.

The Broncos would hit a scoring drought for roughly two and a half minutes. Though the shooting was better, the Broncos managed a whopping 5-11 from the three by the 7:56 mark.

Chandler Hutchison even managed to catch some of the shooting malaise. He shot only 1-5 from the field (a dunk) and 0-3 from three.

Christian Sengfelder did his best to pull the Broncos from the brink by hitting all three of his threes and leading all scorers at the half with 17 points.

Thankfully this was San Jose State who could only muster a 15-10 lead in the first half before the Broncos were able to regain, and maintain, the lead going into the half. Though it didn’t feel like the Broncos were heating up, they managed a nice 7-0 run at the under three minute mark. They extended their lead to 47-34 at the half.

The second half finally saw the Broncos awaken from their slump and start to pull away.

Hutchison still managed to have an off night with only four points close to the 13 minute mark. He did manage to hit a three to break his particular spell. Though off to a slow start, he managed 15 points in the second half to end his night with 19. He added six assists and six rebounds. A quiet night for the Bronco star, but would have been a really good night for anyone else.

Justinian Jessup finally broke his cold streak by hitting two threes in a row. It was only a matter of time, but his consistency could be in question. He ended the game the game with those two shots made, and six points.

Chris Sengfelder finished his night with 31 points.

Were this any other team, Boise State could have found themselves in a bind. As it stands, the Broncos stretched their lead beyond 20 points and took the win against San Jose State 94-71.