Broncos pick up third straight win in 99-66 victory over Sacramento State
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Reggie Larry scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds as Boise State defeated Sacramento State 99-66 in a non-conference game Saturday.
The Broncos (5-4) climbed above .500 for the first time this season and remained undefeated at home.
It was the second time the Broncos have scored more than 90 points this season, and fans booed when Sacramento State held the ball the last 30 seconds to prevent Boise State from getting 100.
Haron Hargrave led the overmatched Hornets (5-7) with 16 points, scoring 13 of them in the second half. Loren Leath added 14.
Coby Karl added 19 points and eight assists for Boise State and Matt Nelson had 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
The Broncos finished out the first half with Larry's 3-pointer off the backboard from just inside half court at the buzzer as Boise State took a 53-30 lead into the break.
It could have been even worse for the Hornets but Leath came off the bench to score all 14 of his points in the first half, hitting four of five 3-point tries.
But the Broncos hit nine of 13 3's in the first half, and shot 72 percent from the floor. Except for Leath, the Hornets struggled for open shots and hit only 38 percent.
Sacramento State opened the second half with an 8-0 run - six of the points scored by Hargrave - to cut Boise State's lead to 53-38.
After a Boise State time-out, Nelson scored the Broncos' first points nearly three minutes into the half to make it 55-38
The Broncos dashed any hopes of a Sacramento State comeback with a 12-4 run, capped by Anthony Thomas' steal and lob pass that Larry caught above the rim and dunked, his fourth dunk of the game, to make it make it 81-56 with 8:21 remaining.
For the game, Boise State shot 63 percent, and hit 12 of 24 3-pointers. Sacramento State shot 38 percent and hit five of 18 3-point attempts.
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