Karl, Larry & Nelson Achieved Bronco Record

Boise State basketball fans witnessed a first for the program this past year. The trio of Coby Karl, Reggie Larry and Matt Nelson achieved something no one has ever done in the history of Bronco basketball.

The dust may have settled on March Madness, but Boise State's Coby Karl, Reggie Larry and Matt  Nelson achieved a feat that will live on forever.

The three Bronco basketball stars each finished the 2006-07 season with over 400 points, the first time that three Boise State players have gone over that total in the same season. Looking back at the history of teams and players at Boise State, that is a remarkable achievement.

Karl, a senior, averaged 14.8 points a game in scoring 458 points. He hit 80 three-point shots, 51 field goals and was 116-139 from the free-throw line. Junior Reggie Larry averaged 14.1 points and totaled 437 on the season. He hit 165 field goals, five three-pointers and was 92-144 from the line. Nelson, also a junior, averaged 13.5 points per game with 417 total. He canned 159 field goals and was 99-171 from the free-throw line.

The achievement is even more amazing when one considers that there have only been seven seasons in the last 38 years in which two players scored 400 or more points. The first time two players both hit that mark was in Boise State's first season as a four-year school, 1968-69, when Bill Otey and Wendell Hart both went over 400. Bronco greats Pat Hoke and Steve Connor both did it in back-to-back seasons, 1974-75 and 1975-76. Eric Bailey and Larry McKinney both hit 400 in 1980-81. Arnell Jones and Chris Childs did it in 1986-87 and again in 1987-88 and Childs and Wilson Foster both hit 400 in 1988-89.

Congratulations to Coby Karl, Reggie Larry and Matt Nelson--Boise State all-time record holders!


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