Alston Jr. lifts Boise State past San Jose State 99-71
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. scored 27 points, Justinian Jessup added 21 — with the pair combining for 11 3-pointers — and Boise State won its ninth straight home game, routing San Jose State 99-71 on Wednesday night.
RJ Williams grabbed 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Broncos (14-8, 6-4 Mountain West Conference), who won back-to-back league games by at least 25 points for the first time since 1988. Alex Hobbs added 12 points.
Alston was 9 of 12 from the field, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, while Jessup was 5 of 9 from distance to move with two triples of Jimmer Fredette’s conference record of 286.
Boise State went 15 of 26 behind the arc (58%) and shot 59% overall, plus made 16 of 20 free throws. The Broncos took control late in the first half with a 13-0 run and led 42-27 at the break.