Men's Basketball

Broncos Fall to No. 23 Oregon, 68-63

Nov. 29, 2016

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EUGENE, Ore. Boise State led for more than 32 minutes on the road against No. 23/20 Oregon before the Ducks (5-2) finished the game on an 18-5 run to win 68-63 Monday, in Eugene, Ore. A season-high 11 three-pointers helped the Broncos (3-3) led by as many as 14.

Boise State took a 7-4 lead with 15:54 left in the first half and did not trail again until 3:33 remained in the game. Dylan Ennis hit a three-pointer to put Oregon ahead 60-58. The Broncos would tie it once more, but never regain the lead.

Boise State used runs of 13-0 and 12-3 in the first half to build a lead as large as 14 points. The Broncos led 29-15 with 8:17 to play in the first half, but Oregon closed the period on a 14-3 run and trimmed the Boise State lead to 32-39 as the teams went to the locker rooms.

Oregon cut the margin to one in the first minute of the second half, but back-to-back three-pointers from Justinian Jessup and Nick Duncan pushed Boise State's led back to seven. The Broncos weathered storm after storm to keep the lead between three and eight until the final minutes. Leading 58-50 with 6:55 to play, Boise State made one field goal the rest of the way.

Ennis scored 18 points and Tyler Dorsey added 17 for the Ducks who won their 28th consecutive home game.

Paris Austin led the Broncos with 16 points. Austin was joined in double figures by Duncan (15) and Jessup (11). The duo combined for eight of Boise State's 11 triples.

Zach Haney played a career-high 24 minutes, scoring seven points to go with a career-high seven rebounds. Haney had seven points and four rebounds in last season's win against Oregon.

Boise State returns home Wednesday (Nov. 30), to face SMU. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on Twitter via Campus Insiders and the Mountain West Network.

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