Boise State Tops Northern Arizona 101-81
James Webb III
Nov. 17, 2015


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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - James Webb III and Anthony Drmic each scored 22 points, and Boise State topped 100 points for the first time since 2013 in a 101-81 win over Northern Arizona on Monday, at Taco Bell Arena.

The two teams battled through a back-and-forth first half that saw 10 ties and 10 lead changes. Thanks in large part to 17 points from Drmic, Boise State (1-1) went into the locker room with a 47-44 lead. The Broncos then came out the aggressors in the second half.

A 20-2 run midway through the half staked the Broncos to an 80-55 advantage and put the game out of reach.

Webb III made 9 of 14 shots and grabbed 11 rebounds. Drmic was 6 of 9 from the field, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Chandler Hutchison had career highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Mikey Thompson added 17 points and five assists.

Hutchison and Webb became the first pair of Broncos to log a double-double in the same game in nearly six years. Daequon Montreal and Zach Moritz each tallied a double-double Dec. 19, 2009, against Houston Baptist. That was also the last time two Broncos had double-digit rebounds in the same contest.

Drmic had 23 points in a loss to Montana on Friday, and has now scored 20 in consecutive games for the first time since December 2013, on his way to being named all-tournament at the Diamond Head Classic.

Thompson, who had 15 points at Montana, has scored in double figures in consecutive games for the first time since last November and has done so with remarkable efficiency. The senior is 11-for-15 from the floor through two outings.

Jaleni Neely had 20 points for Northern Arizona (0-2) and Kris Yanku added 10 points with eight assists.

The teams combined to shoot 24-of-50 from behind the arc, with the Broncos holding the upper hand at 13-for-26.


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