Hutchison Leads Boise State Past Western Michigan 91-70
Nov. 20, 2016

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CHARLESTON, S.C.- Chandler Hutchison had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boise State to a 91-70 bounce-back victory over Western Michigan and seventh place at the Charleston Classic, Sunday at TD Arena.

After suffering losses on the first two days of the tournament, Boise State (2-2) rebounded with a vintage performance. The Broncos moved the ball to the tune of 19 assists en route to shooting 59.3 percent and scoring 91 points- all season highs.

Western Michigan (1-4) led 35-34 with 1:48 to play in the first half. Boise State scored the final five points of the period and started the second half on a 21-6 run to take control of the game.

Hutchison finished the first half with 10 points and nine rebounds. He secured his third double-double of the year in the first minute of the second half and went on to add another 10 points in the period. Hutchison has tallied at least 20 points and 10 rebound in three of Boise State's four games. He is the ninth Bronco in the past 30 years to have three such games in a season.

Paris Austin was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this season and responded with a career-high 17 points on perfect shooting - 6 of 6 from the floor, 5 of 5 at the line. Austin added a career-best seven assists and grabbed six rebounds.

James Reid came off the bench for the first time this year and turned in his finest performance as a Bronco. Reid scored nine points, including a three-pointer to snap a string of 10 consecutive misses from beyond the arc. He added four rebounds, four assists and a block in 20 minutes.

Nick Duncan (15) and Justinian Jessup joined Hutchison and Austin in double figures. Duncan knocked down three triples in the first half, while Jessup scored 10 second-half points to help put the game out of reach.

Boise State will return to action Friday (Nov. 25), at home against Presbyterian. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena.


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