It's difficult to see why Boise State is 2-7 in WAC play. The talent is definitely there. The Broncos proved that as they rolled Fresno State 65-49 at Taco Bell Arena last night.
Kurt Cunningham and Daequon Montreal hit 13
points each as
scored a surprising 65-49 win over
last night in
. It was
's first home victory in over a month.
The Broncos beat NAIA Northwest Nazarene December 29th at Taco
six-of-eight shots from the field for
He is far and away the team's leading shooter, connecting on 58.4% of
his shots. In fact, Cunningham is
currently ranked as the #6 career leader in the history of Boise State
He has hit 275-of-466 shots, a sizzling 59%.
The popular star from
is ahead of Tanoka Beard
(58.7% from 1989-1993) and Bolden (57.4% from 1981-1985) and just behind Danny Jones (59.4% from 1974-1978). And he
doesn't even start!
was five-of-ten shooting
and also grabbed five rebounds for the Broncos, now 2-7 in the Western Athletic
Conference and 11-11 overall.
has won two straight games
after dropping their first seven
That represented the Broncos' worst start since joining the league in
The win by Coach Greg Graham's team snapped a four-game losing streak.
The last time
lost four consecutive home
games was in the 2001-2002 season, the year before Graham took over the Bronco
State (11-12, 4-5), which
at home earlier this
season, is still winless on the road in conference play.
Paul Noonan finished
with 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and also had six rebounds.
The Bronco sharpshooter has 116 career three-pointers, four short of
Brian King for 10th place all-time at
Robert Arnold led the
Broncos with a career-high seven rebounds and also swatted away two blocked
Ike Okoye also had a
, giving him 38 this
season. Okoye is now just five
blocks away from tying all-time great Jason Ellis for fifth in career blocked
shots. Despite only getting three
rebounds last night, Okoye still has a chance to tie Bruce Bolden and Pat Hoke
for eighth in the school record books. That
pair averaged 7.0 rebounds in their great Bronco careers; Okoye currently has a
contributed seven points, two steals and two assists last night.
Thomas is now just 61 points shy of becoming the 19th member
of the 1,000-points career club at
He recently passed Bolden (151) for fourth place in career steals and now
has 161, leaving him 18 shy of #3 Gerry Washington.
Thomas passed Bryan Defares (298) for sixth in career assists in the
"A-T" now has 306 and is 37 behind #5 Joe Skiffer (343 from
Thomas was 1-2 from
three-point land last night and is now just two treys behind Tyler Tiedeman's
129 for eighth place. Anthony also
tied Booker Nabors for fifth last night in his 119th game as a
Jerry Brown paced
with 10 points, while Greg Smith and Sylvester Seay added nine points each.