BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s basketball team wrapped up its exhibition season with another convincing 109-89 win over Concordia (Ore.). The Broncos dominated the post for most of the game with Ike Okoye leading all scorers with 21 points.
Okoye narrowly missed his second consecutive double-double, grabbing nine boards in addition to his 21 points. Fellow big man, Kurt Cunningham, added 14 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Daequon Montreal added nine points as did Zach Moritz, who just missed a double-double with 10 rebounds. Moritz, Cunningham and Okoye combined to score 17 of the Broncos’ first 19 points.
The Broncos used the dominating play of the posts to take a commanding 52-30 lead at halftime. Concordia kept the game close over the first nine minutes and took a 17-13 on a Drew Preuninger 3-pointer with 13:36 left in the half. The Broncos took over the game after that with a 15-0 run over the next four minutes to take a 28-17 lead. The Broncos went on to outscore Concordia 39-13 over the final 13 and a half minutes of the first half.
The second half featured a high-paced shootout between the two teams as they traded baskets for most the half. Robert Arnold scored 15 points in the fast-paced offense often getting to the rim for a couple high-flying dunks.
The Broncos open their regular season on Friday in Missoula, Mont. in a three-game tournament hosted by the University of Montana. Taco Bell Arena will not see the Broncos until Nov. 28 against North Texas.