Boise State Tops Eastern Washington 83-54

What a difference a year makes. It's early, but Boise State's basketball team is off to a great start under new Head Coach Leon Rice. The Broncos came out of the gate firing on all cylinders as they blew away Eastern Washington 83-54 last night in Boise.

Boise State improved to 4-0 with its best start in 12 seasons as the Broncos walloped Eastern Washington 83-54 last night in Taco Bell Arena.  Robert Arnold led the way with 26 points while Zack Moritz had a career-best 18 to pace Coach Leon Rice's team.

The reigning Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Glen Dean, was unable to play for the Eagles and no one else was able to step up to stop the Broncos.  Arnold scored the game's first seven points and led his team into the locker room with 15 points and a 43-27 halftime lead.  Boise State shot 57.1% in the first half (16-28) and was never headed after that.  Arnold was 4-4 at the break, including 3-3 from beyond the arc. 

Wesley Perryman had eight points, a career-high four steals and three assists and Paul Noonan added 11 points for Boise State . 

Laron Griffin paced EWU (1-3) with 13 points while Cliff Ederaine had 11. 

Boise State hosts Denver University Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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