Boise St. 65, Denver 52

Robert Arnold scored 22 points to lead Boise State to a 65-52

victory over Denver Saturday night.

Arnold was 6 of 10 from the field and has scored 20 points or

more three times this season, matching his total for 20-point games

from all of last season.

Arnold’s hot hand has helped the Broncos (5-0) get off to their

best start since opening 6-0 in 1997-98.

After trailing early, Boise State took control midway through

the first half and led by as many as 13 points five minutes before

the half. Denver cut the lead to seven twice in the second half,

but each time the Broncos responded and rebuilt a double-digit

lead.

The Broncos also got 13 points and six rebounds from Zach Moritz

and 10 points from Westly Perryman.

Denver’s Chase Hallam led all scorers with 26 points. The

Pioneers (1-5) outshot Boise State, hitting 45.9 percent compared

to the Broncos’ 41.5 percent.

But the Bronco defense forced 17 turnovers, had seven steals and

scored 24 points off Pioneer miscues.