The Boise State Broncos men’s basketball team treated the home crowd to a clinic for most of the game on Wednesday night.
Never trailing after racing out to a 13-0 lead, Boise State (3-0, 13-2) defeated the New Mexico Lobos 90-62.
Five players scored in double figures for Boise State as the Broncos defeated the Lobos (1-2, 6-10) for the first time since February 24, 2015, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Sophomore Justinian Jessup hit 5 threes en route to a game-high 23 points with Chandler Hutchison adding 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Broncos shot 59.4% from the field while holding the Lobos to 34.9%, limiting New Mexico to 25% in the first half.
Boise State found themselves up 23-6 early thanks to an array of layups and dominating the points in the paint.
The lead grew to as large as 27 in the first half and the Broncos went into the locker room carrying a 45-22 lead.
It was more of the same for the Boise State Broncos for most of the second half. Hutchison scored six of the team’s first eight points and Jessup hit the 2nd of his five treys.
A Lexus Williams three-pointer gave the Broncos their largest lead at 67-32 with 11:31 remaining.
The Lobos found a little momentum over the next five minutes of the half. Coupled with sloppy play from the Broncos, New Mexico cut the lead to 68-47 with 7:57.
Jessup then took over, knocking down three 3’s while scoring 11 of the team’s next 18 points. Hobbs made a couple of buckets, with a thunderous dunk from Hutchison mixed in, and any thoughts of a Lobo comeback were shut down.
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Hobbs had 18 points and 4 assists off the bench, while Williams contributed 11 points. Zach Haney notched 10 points, his third-straight conference game of scoring in double digits.
Joe Furstinger led New Mexico with 15 points, with Anthony Mathis posting 13.
Boise State dominated the boards yet again, outrebounding the Lobos 45-25. Chris Sengfelder had eight while Haney added seven.
The Broncos also knocked down 8 threes, while holding New Mexico five below their average of 11 (6-27).
The Broncos will look to remain undefeated in Mountain West play on Saturday. They take to the road to face the Wyoming Cowboys. Tip-off is set for 6 pm (MDT)