Dec. 02, 2015
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Lonnie Jackson scored 19 points and Chandler Hutchinson added 17 points and seven rebounds to help lead Boise State to a 100-36 win over Division III Willamette Wednesday night, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (4-4) outscored the Bearcats 48-15 in the second half.
Jackson knocked down five three-pointers, including four in the first half as he helped Boise State build an insurmountable lead early on. The senior finished 7-for-13 from the floor in 24 minutes. Jackson's 19 points were his most since scoring 23 as a sophomore at Boston College Jan. 12, 2013, against Wake Forest.
Freshman Paris Austin finished with a career night, posting personal highs of 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Austin scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half.
James Webb III had 13 points and a team-high 10 boards in just 18 minutes, Webb's third double-double of the season and second consecutive. He tallied eight points and seven rebounds in the first half, scoring eight of Boise State's first 13 points.
Boise State has scored at least 100 points in all three of its home games this season. It is the first time in school history the Broncos have hit the century mark in three-straight home games. Still, the majority of Wednesday's historic accomplishments were on the defensive end.
The 64-point margin of victory is the second largest in program history, trailing only a 67-point win against Walla Walla Jan. 5, 2013. Willamette's 36 points are tied for the third-fewest allowed by a Bronco team. The Bearcats' 22.8 percent field goal shooting is the second-lowest percentage Boise State has held an opponent to in school history.
After allowing Willamette to shoot 8-for-23 (34.8 percent) in the first half, the Broncos buckled down in the second half. The Bearcats shot 5-for-34 (14.7 percent) after halftime, including a 2-for-20 start to the period.
The Broncos shot 56.1 percent from the field and had 20 assists. Nine different players recorded an assist for Boise State, led by five from Montigo Alford.
Boise State led 52-21 at halftime. The 31-point halftime lead was Boise State's largest since March 12, 2014, when the Broncos took a 46-14 advantage to the locker room against San José State at the Mountain West Tournament. The 52 points are the most Boise State has scored in a first half since also scoring 52 at New Orleans Nov. 23, 2013.
Nico Troplent scored 14 to lead Willamette.