Boise State downs Colorado State 93-71 behind Hutchison
BOISE, Idaho (AP) —
Chandler Hutchison scored 24 points and Boise State never trailed in beating Colorado State 93-71 in the Mountain West Conference opener Wednesday night to notch the Broncos' eighth straight win at home.
Marcus Dickinson scored a career-high 16, Alex Hobbs also scored 16 with four assists, Christian Sengfelder had 13 points and Zach Haney 12 for the Broncos (11-2, 1-0).
Boise State outshot Colorado State 54 percent to 41 percent from the floor and scored 27 points off of 13 Rams' turnovers.
Colorado State closed to 49-44 on Nico Carvacho's jumper early in the second half, but Sengfelder hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Broncos pulled away to a 72-59 lead on Hutchison's layup with 8:32 left. Haney's layup sparked an 11-0 run for a 21-point lead while the Rams went scoreless for 3 1/2 minutes and the Broncos cruised the rest of the way.
Boise State twice led by 13 and took a 43-33 advantage into the break after scoring 17 points off of eight Rams' turnovers.
Prentiss Nixon and Anthony Bonner scored 16 apiece, Carvacho added 15 and Deion James had 12 for the Rams (7-7, 0-1) who have lost eight straight on the road.