Boise State Falls to Nevada, 76-57
Jan. 26, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Nevada used a quick offensive spurt midway through the second half to break open a close game and claim a 76-57 victory over Boise State Wednesday, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (12-7, 5-3 MW) used a 9-3 run to get within three at 52-49 with 9:42 to play, but the Wolf Pack (17-4, 6-2 MW) responded with a 16-2 spurt in the next 4:19 to take control of the game.

The win vaults Nevada into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West standings.

Nevada shot 9-for-27 from three-point range, the most made three-pointers Boise State has allowed this season. The Wolf Pack was 6-for-15 from beyond the arc in the second half, including triples on three consecutive possessions to stretch their lead from eight to 17.

Chandler Hutchison finished with a game-high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, a career-high-tying five assists, one block and one steal. Hutchison led the Broncos in all five categories.

DJ Fenner led Nevada's scoring with 21 points, while Cameron Oliver posted 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

This is the first time Boise State has lost consecutive home games since Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2012.

Boise State hits the road for its next two games. The Broncos will play at Wyoming (Saturday, Jan. 28), and Colorado State (Tuesday, Jan. 31).


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