BOISE STATE DEFEATS SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL IN MW OPENER

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Source:  goaztecs.com

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January 5, 2019 (Boise) - Derrick Alston had a career-high 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting and Boise State led by double digits throughout the second half in an 88-64 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

Alex Hobbs added 18 points for the Broncos (7-8, 2-0 Mountain West Conference), who have won three of their last four games.

Boise State led by 23 late in the first half and went into the break with a 46-25 lead. San Diego State opened the second half with a 12-2 run to cut the deficit to eleven but that was as close as the Aztecs (8-6, 0-1) would get.

Devin Watson had 24 points and Jalen McDaniels added 14 for San Diego State, which made just 3 of 21 from 3-point range.

The Broncos shot 57 percent from the floor.

WIN STREAK SNAPPED

San Diego State had won six consecutive regular-season Mountain West Conference games and was victorious in its last nine games against conference competition prior to the game. The regular-season conference win streak was tied for the eighth longest in school history.

GET TO KNOW THE BENCH

SDSU played much of the game in foul trouble and had three player s foul out of the contest. As a result, the Aztec bench played 76 minutes, its highest total against a Division I opponent this season.

UP NEXT

San Diego State plays host to Wyoming on Tuesday in its Mountain West Conference home opener.

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