Boise State wins the lone game of the series to go to 13-1 this season.
Game two was postponed with COVID issues.
Boise State marched on late in the game to beat Fresno State.
In the lone game of the series, the Bulldogs put Boise State right into the danger zone. Fresno State led 15-7 ten minutes into the first half, then the Broncos started getting it going a bit, and ended up being down 30-28 at the break.
Fresno caught fire early in the 2nd half with Isaiah Hill and Junior Ballard both hitting threes to make the game 36-28. Boise didn’t take their first lead of the game until there was 10:24 remaining in the game, with a score of 48-46. Then it was full steam ahead, at that point it was a 5-0 run for the Broncos, but ended up being a 30-5 run. Leon Rice’s squad ending up pulling out the victory by a score of 73-51, making BSU 13-1 on the season, and 9-0 in conference play.
Derrick Alston Jr had 21 points in the game leading all scorers, and for Fresno, Orlando Robinson led the charge for Justin Hutson’s team with 17 points.
Flipped it on 'em!
13 straight wins, 9-0 in league play pic.twitter.com/9WUhIUXt4A
— Boise State MBB (@BroncoSportsMBB) January 21, 2021
Game two was scheduled to start on Friday evening, however, B.J. Rains announced the game was postponed due to COVID related issues within the Boise program.
I'm told Boise State's game was canceled because the Broncos wouldn't have had the Mountain West minimum of seven scholarship players available (could be due to either positive tests or contact tracing).
— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) January 22, 2021
It’s yet to be announced if it’ll be a full-on COVID pause for the Broncos, or if they will march on as scheduled, but everything remains fluid.