Seniors Lead Broncos to Big Win

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Paul Noonan scored 20 points and Robert Arnold added 19 to lead Boise State over Cal State-Bakersfield 95-59 on Wednesday night. Boise State (18-11) won its sixth straight game to match its longest win streak of the season. The 36-point margin of victory was the largest of the season for the Broncos.

The Roadrunners (9-19), fresh off a 45-point loss to Gonzaga on Monday, lost their 10th-straight game on the road and eighth overall.

It was senior night at Taco Bell Arena, and all seven members of the largest senior class in school history put their stamp on the game. The Broncos started five seniors to run the cumulative total to 219 starts for La'Shard Anderson, Arnold, Sean Imadiyi, Daequon Montreal, Zach Moritz, Noonan and Justin Salzwedel. It was the first-career start for Salzwedel.

All seven seniors scored as the group combined for 74 of Boise State's 95 points (77.9 percent). Noonan led the charge, tying his career high with six 3-pointers, including 14-consecutive points in the first half. He moved into 16th on the all-time scoring list and became just the third Bronco to knock down 200 3-point field goals in his career.

Boise State closed out the first half on a 25-4 run to take a commanding 52-25 lead. The Broncos held the Roadrunners without a basket for over 16 minutes, spanning both halves, to secure the win. The 52 first-half points are the most since scoring 58 against Pacific, Nov. 14, 2008.

James Albright had 14 points off the bench for Bakersfield, which was playing its last game of the season. Alex Johnson and Stephon Carter added 12 and 11, respectively.

Anderson chipped in 13 points for Boise State and Imadiyi added 10.