Broncos Cruise to Exhibition Win
Oct. 28, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's basketball rolled to an 85-53 exhibition win Friday, against Lewis-Clark State at Taco Bell Arena. Nick Duncan led the Broncos with 14 points, including 12 in the first half.

Boise State outscored the Warriors 49-26 in the second half and led by as many as 35. Duncan was joined in double figures by Paris Austin's 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Freshman Alex Hobbs scored 10 second-half points. All 12 Broncos who took the floor scored.

James Reid scored the first seven points for Boise State, including back-to-back three-point field goals in the opening minute. From there the Broncos cooled off, shooting 3-for-14 over the next 10 minutes.

Lewis-Clark pulled within two at 22-20 with 6:23 left in the first half. The Broncos went on a 13-5 run to take control and a 36-27 lead at halftime. The run included three triples from Duncan.

Chandler Hutchison pulled down 10 rebounds in the first half and finished with 13 for the game to go along with seven points. Duncan and Zach Haney grabbed five boards apiece as Boise State outrebounded LCSC 49-35.

Duncan led the team in scoring on just five field goal attempts. The senior was 3-for-5 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He added a 5-of-6 effort from the free throw line. The Broncos shot 43.3 percent for the game, including 36.4 percent from three-point range.

Boise State will play a second exhibition game Nov. 5, against Northwest Christian. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State head coach Leon Rice's oldest son Brock is a freshman at Northwest Christian.

...Boise State used the starting lineup of Paris Austin, James Reid, Chandler Hutchison, Nick Duncan and David Wacker.

...James Reid scored Boise State's first seven points.

...Nick Duncan was 3-for-4 from three-point range, with all three makes coming in a span of 2:58 near the end of the first half.

...Boise State outscored LCSC 24-6 in the first 8:30 of the second half.

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