Broncos Hold Off Hot CSU
Jan. 31, 2017

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Boise State men's basketball held off a hot-shooting Colorado State team to pick up a 79-76 road win Tuesday, at Moby Arena. The Broncos (14-7, 7-3 MW) have won six of their last seven road games, including a 5-1 mark in Mountain West play.

Colorado State (14-9, 6-4 MW) shot 12-for-24 (50 percent) from three-point range. The 12 made threes are the most Boise State has allowed this season. The Broncos entered the game allowing opponents to make just 4.7 triples per game and shoot only 29.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Paris Austin came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points. Austin was 10-for-10 from the free throw line, including six in the final 26 seconds.

The Broncos built a 19-point lead in the first half, but Colorado State scored 23 points in the final five minutes of the half to trim the deficit 43-40 headed into the locker room. Boise State pushed the lead back to double figures in the second half, before the Rams whittled it down to one point with 32 seconds left. Austin calmly delivered at the free throw line to keep the Broncos on top.

James Reid was 6-for-9 from three-point range. His six triples are the most by a Bronco this season and the most in Reid's collegiate career, including stops at Arkansas-Little Rock and College of Southern Idaho. Reid scored 18 points on the night and has reached double figures six of the last seven games, averaging 14.9 points per game during the stretch.

Boise State's five conference road wins are tied for the second most in program history. The Broncos have won six league games away from home five times, including 2014-15.

Boise State returns home to face Utah State Saturday, at 6 p.m. MT. The Broncos defeated the Aggies 83-80 in their first meeting this season (Dec. 28).

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