Jan. 4, 2007
BOISE, Idaho - Matt Nelson lead four Boise State players in double-figures with 18 point as the Broncos recorded a 77-66 Western Athletic Conference win against Utah State in both teams league opener here Thursday night.
Utah State falls to 10-4 on the season and 0-1 in the WAC with the loss, while Boise State improves to 7-5 overall, including a 1-0 league record. The Broncos are also 6-0 at home on the year with the win.
Jaycee Carroll led Utah State with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Chaz Spicer scored 13 points to go along with eight rebounds off the bench. With those 18 points Carroll moved ahead of Bob Lauriski (1,266) and is now tied with Spencer Nelson for 16th-place on Utah State's all-time scoring list with 1,283 career points.
Boise State opened the game with a 20-4 run in the first 6:28 of the contest before Utah State answered with nine straight points to cut the margin to seven at 20-13 with 11:30 remaining. Leading by seven with 3:16 to go, Boise State finished the half on a 10-2 run to take a 15-point advantage (38-23) into the break.
In the first half, Boise State shot 51.7 percent from the field as compared to 34.4 percent shooting for Utah State. USU also had 11 first-half turnovers as compared to nine for the Broncos.
Boise State continued its run to start the second-half, scoring seven of the first nine points to lead 45-25 with 18:10 remaining in the game. Utah State could not get closer than 14 points for the majority of the second-half and trailed by 22 points at 65-43 with 6:17 remaining.
Utah State did finish the game with a 12-5 run over the final 2:57 to make the final score 77-66.
Utah State finished the game by shooting 37.1 percent from the field and just one-of-13 from three-point range, while Boise State shot 54.9 percent from the field and made eight-of-19 three-point baskets. USU did out-rebound the Broncos 39-33, but also committed 18 turnovers and had just nine assists.
Utah State will return to action on Sat., Jan. 6 when it plays at Fresno State at 8:05 p.m. (MT).
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