Late Run Lifts Broncos
Feb. 11, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho Boise State used a late 13-0 run to seize control of a back-and-forth game and emerge victorious against Air Force 76-66, Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (16-7, 9-3 MW) have won four consecutive games and remain in first place in the Mountain West.

Boise State is 9-3 through 12 conference games for the eighth time in program history, and the first since 2008.

Boise State led by as many as 14 in the first half, but Air Force (10-15, 3-9 MW) chipped away and in the second half a 9-0 run gave the Falcons their first lead of the game with 13:17 remaining. The lead changed six more times in the next six minutes, with Air Force taking a 60-59 lead with 7:18 on the clock. The Broncos responded with a 13-0 run to put Boise State ahead for good.

Seven Broncos scored at least nine points, including four in double figures. Paris Austin and Justinian Jessup led Boise State with 14 points apiece. Austin scored 10 points in the second half, en route to his fourth consecutive double-figure game and 10th in the last 11 outings.

Chandler Hutchison recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Hutchison has scored in double figures in all 12 Mountain West games.

Boise State returns to action Tuesday, at New Mexico. The Lobos defeated the Broncos 81-70 when the teams met in Boise Jan. 17. Boise State is 5-1 in conference road games this season.


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