Boise State Cruises Past Air Force
Feb. 17, 2018

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Chris Sengfelder tallied 17 points, Justinian Jessup scored 15 on five 3-pointers and Chandler Hutchison notched a double-double to power Boise State to a 76-52 victory over Air Force on Saturday.

Hutchison had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season for the Broncos (21-6, 11-4 Mountain West Conference), who snapped a two-game skid and strengthened their hold on second place in conference play. Boise State entered play 1 1/2 games behind Nevada. Sengfelder, Jessup and Hutchison combined to sink 11 of 18 from beyond the 3-point arc as Boise State shot 50 percent (14 of 28) from distance.

Sengfelder’s 17 points came in just 24 minutes of play and gives him five-straight games scoring in double digits, including seven of his last eight.

Boise State has now hit 10 or more threes in 14 games this season. The 14 such games is the second most in a single season in school history, trailing only the 16 games from the 2014-15 season.

The team’s 264 3-pointers on the season are tied for third most in the Boise State single-season record book, as well.

Lavelle Scottie had 11 points to pace the Falcons (10-15, 4-9), while Keaton Van Soelen scored 10 off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting. Air Force shot just 38.5 percent from the floor and 29 percent (5 of 17) from distance.

The Broncos tallied 19 assists – its most since recording 25 against San Jose State (Jan. 24). Boise State also outrebounded Air Force 35-25 (+10), moving to 18-4 this season when outrebounding its opponent.

Boise State led 38-25 at halftime thanks to 58 percent shooting from the floor, including 7 of 14 from behind the arc.

The Broncos will now head back out on the road for a game against Colorado State on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The game will tip at 7 pm MT and air on ESPN3.


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