Broncos Top Rebels in Overtime
Feb. 3, 2018

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BOISE, Idaho (AP)Chandler Hutchison scored 21 points, Justinian Jessup added 18 more and Boise State held on in overtime Saturday night for a 93-91 win over UNLV.

Boise State (19-4, 9-2 Mountain West Conference) held UNLV scoreless for nearly three minutes in overtime, jumping out to an 88-82 lead behind Chris Sengfelder's layup and 2-for-2 shooting from the line by Marcus Dickinson and Hutchison, but had to scramble down the stretch as the Rebels closed in over the final two minutes.

Brandon McCoy's 3-pointer with 25 seconds left cut the gap to 90-89 and UNLV (16-7, 5-5) again pulled to within a point on a pair of free throws from Jordan Johnson with six seconds to go. Jessup then went 1 for 2 from the line to set the final score and McCoy missed a layup at the other end as time expired.

Lexus Williams and Dickinson got 12 apiece and Sengfelder had 10 to help the Broncos get the season sweep. Hutchison also dished out eight of Boise State's 17 assists – the 10th game this season tallying 15 or more assists.

UNLV, which forced overtime with a pair of free throws from Jordan Johnson to tie the game at 82 at the end of regulation, got 24 points from McCoy and 23 from Johnson. Shakur Juiston added 17 points and Jovan Mooring had 12 for the Rebels.

The 9-2 start to Mountain West play is the team’s best 11-game start to a conference season since kicking off Big West play 9-2 in the 1998-89 season. The overall 19-4 record is the best 23-game start to a season since the 1988-89 team also started its campaign 19-4.

The Broncos committed a season-low seven turnovers against the Rebels.

In addition, Boise State was 13-of-32 from behind the arc. The 13 triples marks the 13th game this season making 10 or more threes.


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