BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos defeated Air Force on Friday night 80-69 as BSU won both their games this week against the Falcons.
Boise State is 10-1 on the season and they improve to a perfect 6-0 record in the Mountain West Conference.
The Broncos have also won ten straight tying a school record in the process.
"We are just trying to be the best team in school history," said senior Derrick Alston Jr. "To be in the record books with a lot of great Bronco teams that have gotten us to this point, hats off to them and we are excited to carry on the tradition."
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Boise State ties the school record with its 10th straight win. Abu Kigab finishes with 25 points and 11 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/0mtRZYcLwX
Boise State trailed at halftime, but a 16-2 run to start the second half fueled by their defense was the difference on Friday night.
"We have to continue to take pride in our defense," said senior Abu Kigab who led the way with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. "Defense and rebounding wins games and we just need to be relentless.”
Coach Leon Rice told us the team could have used a boost from the home crowd, but instead BSU played inside an empty arena because of the pandemic.
“How many times have I walked in the press room and said man, the crowd really got us going tonight, you have to get it from within and that takes a lot, that’s hard," said Rice. "It’s also hard for me that the fans can’t be here enjoying this team because they do some special things.”
Boise State features a talented team with really good depth, that has been aided by Arizona transfer Devonair Doutrive playing in his first two games as a Bronco this week, however, Emmanuel Akot didn't play Friday as he is day-to-day with a tender achilles.
“I’m so excited to get the mighty eight out there," said Rice.
Boise State goes on the road next week with two games at Wyoming, the Broncos can break the school record for most victories when they take on the Cowboys on Monday.