Fresno State cruises to 89-80 win over Boise State
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 19 points, Jahmel Taylor added 17 more and Fresno State cruised to an 89-80 win over Boise State on Saturday.
Fresno State (11-7, 3-3 Mountain West) opened strong and never trailed, racing to a 38-10 lead midway through the opening half. Jahmel Taylor got all four of his 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes.
Bryson Williams added a career-high 14 points for Fresno State, which shot 62 percent from the field in the first half and 50 percent overall. Paul Watson had 13 points, Karachi Edo got 12 and Jaron Hopkins 10 to help snap Boise State's seven-game winning streak.
The Broncos (11-5, 4-1) steadily chipped away at the gap in the second half but never got closer than nine points.
Chandler Hutchison led Boise State with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Paris Austin added 14 points and Justinian Jessup had 12.
Three Boise State players fouled out and Fresno State hit 33 of 43 from the line.