Larry's 19 points, 18 rebounds and four blocked shots lead Broncos to 86-63 win over Idaho

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Reggie Larry scored 19 points, grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and blocked a career-best four shots Wednesday night as Boise State defeated Idaho 86-63 in a Western Athletic Conference game.

The Broncos used a 42-6 run at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half to blow open a close game. 

Matt Nelson added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Broncos (12-10, 6-5 WAC), who beat Idaho for the 12th consecutive time dating back to 2001.  Greg Graham ran his career record to 10-0 against Idaho.

Coby Karl scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists for the Broncos.  Seth Robinson had 12 points and Kenny Wilson added 10 for the Broncos.

David Jackson scored 15 points for the overmatched Vandals (3-20, 1-10 WAC), who had the size but not the athleticism to match up with Boise State. Idaho lost its sixth in a row, and has now lost 10 of its last 11.

The Vandals appeared intent on making a game of it early and led for much of the first half, taking a 19-14 lead on Keoni Watson's 3-pointer with 10:05 left. Watson finished with 12 points.

But then Boise State rallied, and Robinson weaved through the lane with some nifty fakes that ended with a left-handed layup with 8:01 left in the half to give the Broncos a 21-19 lead.

That opened the flood gates.

After Idaho's O.J. Avworo made one of two free throws, Wilson responded with a dunk for the Broncos and Boise State outscored the Vandals 21-5 heading into the break for a 42-25 halftime lead.

Boise State opened the second half with a 14-0 run to quickly squash any comeback hopes Idaho might have had.

Idaho shot 33 percent in the first half compared to Boise State's 43 percent. For the game, Boise State made 45 percent of its shots compared to Idaho's 38 percent. The Broncos outrebounded Idaho 55-26, mainly on Larry's athleticism around the basket.