Hutchison Leads Boise State Past UNLV, 77-59

Jan. 05, 2017

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Chandler Hutchison had a career-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Boise State beat UNLV 77-59 on Wednesday night at Thomas & Mack Center.

The Broncos (10-4, 3-0 Mountain West) opened with the first nine points, had a 22-point lead in the first half and led by no less than 17 after the break in winning their sixth straight.

Boise State starts conference play 3-0 for the second consecutive year and eighth time in program history, the third under Leon Rice. Boise State began Mountain West play 4-0 last year. The Broncos are the only 3-0 MW team this season and hosts preseason favorite San Diego State Saturday.

Hutchison made 12-of-19 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range. Paris Austin added 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Nick Duncan scored 10.

Jalen Poyser and Tyrell Green had 10 points each for the Rebels (8-8, 1-2), who had their third loss in their last four. Kris Clyburn grabbed 13 rebounds but scored four points on just 1-of-11 shooting.

UNLV trailed by 32 in the early part of the second half before using a 14-0 run to get within 59-41 with 7:46 left.

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