Game Recap: Boise State 62, Air Force 57
Late Falcons run not enough to secure road win in Boise.
Boise State survives Tuesday night visit from Air Force, wins 62-57 at home.
BOISE–The Boise State Broncos are cruising into one of the tougher stretches on their conference schedule this weekend. But with a 10-game winning streak, which may be the boost of confidence needed for what lies ahead on their schedule.
Air Force walked into Extra Mile Arena looking for the upset. While the Broncos, aside from their winning streak needed to keep the W in Boise to strengthen their hold on 1st place in the Mountain West. Although they were able to accomplish just that, Joe Scott’s Falcons didn’t make it easy.
The lead was cut to just two points, as a 12-1 run by Air Force brought the score to 58-56 with just 28 seconds left in the game. But a pair of trips to the free-throw line sealed
The Tuesday night win helped solidify the Broncos place atop the Mountain West standings. With their now tenth win in a row
Boise State: Fr. G Tyson Degenhart-19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals in 35 minutes of play
The freshman from Spokane has been a key part of the Broncos rotations since bursting into the starting line up. Though he struggled a bit from deep in this one (1-4 from three), Degenhart got back on his scoring horse. Reaching double-digits for the first time in three contests.
Air Force: So. F Nikc Jackson-17 points & 6 rebounds in 21 minutes of play
The sophomore big man appears to be making strides in January. With two back-to-back games with double-digit scoring outings, Jackson appears to be making his time on the court. He went 6-7 from the floor on Tuesday night, only missing one three-point shot in just 21 minutes of playing time.
Mountain West Conference Standings
- Boise State 13-4 (4-0)
- Wyoming 13-2 (2-0)
- San Diego State 10-3 (2-0)
- Colorado State 13-1 (3-1)
- Fresno State 13-4 (3-1)
- UNLV 10-7 (2-2)
- Nevada 8-7 (2-2)
- Air Force 8-7 (1-3)
- Utah State 10-8 (1-4)
- San Jose State 7-8 (0-3)
- New Mexico 7-10 (0-4)
Boise State escapes a close one at home early in the week in preparation for road trips to Logan on Thursday to face Utah State
After that the Broncos are heading south for the coast. To San Diego on Saturday to take on the Aztecs.
While Air Force also has a rescheduled game on Thursday as they welcome UNLV. The Runnin’ Rebels are still fighting to get past their current mid-standings position and would
Larry Muniz covers college basketball as a writer for Mountain West Wire and WAC Hoops Digest. Also as a co-host of the college basketball podcast “Hoops Talk W/Jay & Larry”. He is also a USWBA Member.