BOISE, Idaho--Boise State used a 16-4 run in the opening half to create separation and a 22-2 run spanning the first and second halves to run away with a 100-53 win over Concordia (OR) last night at Taco Bell Arena. It was the second time this year and 10th under head coach Leon Rice that the Broncos reached the century mark.
Chandler Hutchison tossed in a career-high 18 points to lead five Broncos in double-figures as Rice's team eveend its season mark at 2-2. Ten Broncos saw action with all 10 scoring and logging double-figure minutes.
With 1:51 left in the half, Nick Duncan drilled consecutive three-pointers to lead a 10-0 Bronco run going into the locker room. Then as the second half opened, freshman guard Paris Austin scored five points to lead Boise State on a 12-2 run in the opening 2:55. Boise State went on to open up a 48-point lead before registering the 47-point victory. Austin, who started his first collegiate game, scored 11 points in the second half en route to a career-high 15.
Fellow newcomers Lonnie Jackson and Robin Jorch also enjoyed their best games thus far for Boise State. Jackson, who ranks 10th in Boston College history in three-pointers, hit three last night to finish with 15 points, while Jorch was 4-of-6 from the field in 12 minutes for the Broncos.
It is the first time that Thompson has scored in double figures in four consecutive games. Webb also had three steals and a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the Broncos, the second time this season and 14th in Webb's Boise State career that he finished in double figures in boards. Boise State out-rebounded Concordia 47-20.
Thompson also had five assists out of the 18 that the Broncos had--Boise State is 35-1 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when recording at least 15 assists.
Drew Martin and Riley Hawken each scored 13 for the Cavaliers.
Boise State travels to the Wooden Legacy Tournament in Southern California. The Broncos take on UC Irvine Thursday at 2 PM Mountain Time.