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
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.