Feb. 25, 2017
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BOSIE, Idaho - Boise State defeated San José State 85-78 Saturday, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (18-9, 11-5 MW) have won at least 11 conference games in three consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.
Boise State is the only school in the Mountain West with at least 11 conference wins each of the last three years. San Diego State could match the feat by winning its final three regular-season games.
Boise State led by as many as 16 points with 6:37 to play. The Spartans (14-13, 7-9 MW) got as close as four with 35 seconds left, but the Broncos went 5-of-6 at the free throw line to close out the game. Paris Austin led the Broncos with 18 points, including 8-for-10 from the free throw line. Austin made four free throws in the final 65 seconds to help secure the win.
The Broncos' freshmen contingent scored 35 points, led by a career-high 16 from Alex Hobbs. Justinian Jessup added 14, coming off consecutive games being held scoreless. Marcus Dickinson scored five points in the first half.
San Jose State took a 21-20 lead with 6:23 to play in the first half, before Boise State went on a 10-1 run to build a 30-22 lead. James Reid scored five points during the spurt. Reid finished with 10 points and the Broncos never relinquished the lead.
Boise State hosts Fresno State Tuesday, in the final home game of the regular season. The game tips off at 8 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network. Three Broncos playing their final home game will be honored in a pregame ceremony (Nick Duncan, James Reid and Matt Grooms).