The Broncos have had a rough out of conference slate that made for some tough sledding. Thankfully the conference schedule is looking like it will help provide some confidence—and wins—for the team.
Derrick Alston chose a pretty decent night to have a career (so far) game and chose a good team to do it against in the San Diego State Aztecs.
The redshirt sophomore from Houston had himself a night as he dropped 30 points for the Broncos to go along with four rebounds and an assist.
Alex Hobbs also provided some points as well with 18 and five rebounds (second-most for the Broncos).
Justinian Jessup pitched in 9 points and 8 rebounds (team high).
This scoring output meant that the Broncos were control early in the game. Despite two instances of the Aztecs knotting the score up in the early goings, the Broncos had complete control of the game and never trailed—literally not at one point—in this game.
This game did get a bit physical at a few points, David Wacker managed to chip a tooth!
Boise State remains undefeated when David Wacker chips a tooth in a game. They defeat San Diego State 88-64 Saturday night at Taco Bell Arena. pic.twitter.com/cFzbtNhXeu— Chris Bronson (@cbronsonphoto) January 6, 2019
And the Aztecs’ Matt Mitchell also decided to pull a Nick Duncan and tell the Boise State student section what he felt about them.
Mitchell just flipped off the student section. Nick Duncan demands he be forced to apologize— Travis B. Hawkes (@tbhawkes) January 6, 2019
San Diego State’s Devin Watson led the Aztecs with 24 points of his own.
This win, mixed with UNR’s 58-85 loss to UNM, bodes well for the Broncos as it provides some hope that the Broncos can somewhat keep up in the wins/loss column.
The Broncos are back in action down at San Jose State to face the Spartans next Saturday at 1 p.m.