BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Reggie Larry matched his season high with 20 points and Matt Nelson posted his third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds as Boise State defeated San Diego 77-71 in a non-conference game Wednesday night.
Tyler Tiedeman scored 11 of his 14 points in the game's first five minutes for the Broncos as BSU took control early and improved to 4-2 with the win.
Brandon Johnson led the Toreros (3-5) with 23 points and Chris Lewis had 11 points and 10 rebounds for San Diego. De'Jon Jackson also contributed 11 points for San Diego.
Behind Tiedeman's three 3-point field goals in the opening minutes, Boise State built a quick 8-0 lead and never trailed, although San Diego, led by Johnson's hot shooting in the second half and Gyno Pomare's rebounding in the first half, stayed close throughout the game.
Larry scored 10 points in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half as the Broncos built a 54-45 lead with 12:36 remaining. But the Toreros refused to fold as Johnson erupted for 16 points in the final 10 minutes to keep the game close.
Nelson was eight-for-10 from the field for Boise State while Pomare finished with 13 rebounds for San Diego. Rob Jones scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Toreros.