Broncos crush Warriors 85-53

Posted at 11:08 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 01:08:02-04

Boise State men’s basketball rolled to an 85-53 exhibition win Friday, against Lewis-Clark State at Taco Bell Arena. Nick Duncan led the Broncos with 14 points, including 12 in the first half.

Boise State outscored the Warriors 49-26 in the second half and led by as many as 35. Duncan was joined in double figures by Paris Austin’s 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Freshman Alex Hobbs scored 10 second-half points. All 12 Broncos who took the floor scored.

Lewis-Clark pulled within two at 22-20 with 6:23 left in the first half. The Broncos went on a 13-5 run to take control and a 36-27 lead at halftime. The run included three triples from Duncan.

Duncan led the team in scoring on just five field goal attempts. The senior was 3-for-5 from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He added a 5-of-6 effort from the free-throw line. The Broncos shot 43.3 percent for the game, including 36.4 percent from three-point range.

After the game, Boise State's Head Coach Leon Rice said he was happy with his team efforts against Lewis-Clark State College.

"It went probably the way I expected it to go with this many young guys. I talked about the question marks and getting them under the lights.  I thought in the first half, our ball movement was not as good as it has been in practice. This is going to be a great teaching moment," said Head Coach Leon Rice.

Boise State will play a second exhibition game Nov. 5, against Northwest Christian. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State head coach Leon Rice’s oldest son Brock is a freshman at Northwest Christian.