Okoye's Career Night Leads Broncos to 82-69 Win Over Eastern Washington

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -Ike Okoye had 21 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a career-tying six blocks and Boise State withstood Eastern Washington's second-half charge for an 82-69 victory on Tuesday night.

Robert Arnold added 18 points and Kurt Cunningham and La'Shard Anderson had 10 apiece for the Broncos (3-2).

Brandon Moore had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (2-3).

Boise State led 44-30 at halftime, but Benny Valentine brought Eastern Washington back, scoring eight straight points in a 2-minute span in which the Eagles pulled within 54-53 with 12:45 left. Boise State responded with nine straight points to push the lead back to 63-53 with 9:41 to go. Eastern Washington later got as close as five before the Broncos finally pulled away.


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