There’s only one way to describe what happened to the Fresno State men’s basketball team Saturday at the Save Mart Center.
A total collapse.
Abu Kijab scored 23 points and Boise State cruised to its fifth win in its last five games at Fresno State, 87-53, on Saturday night.
“It’s frustrating, I mean we lost by 30 — that’s never happened at home,” said Bulldogs guard Noah Blackwell. “It’s just frustrating knowing how good we are and that we are not performing as well as we could. I just told the boys to keep their heads up. We still have a talented team.”
Broncos Score 52 Points in Second Half
The Broncos built a 35-26 advantage at intermission and outscored the Bulldogs 52-27 over the final 20 minutes. Boise State shot 54.2% from the field for the game and knocked down 14-of 28 from 3-point range.
Justinian Jessup hit 5-of-10 from 3-point range and totaled 19 points for Boise State (13-8, 5-4 Mountain West). R.J. Williams and Derrick Alston each added 14 points.
Blackwell was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and scored 14 points for Fresno State (6-14, 2-7). He was the lone player to reach double figures for the cold-shooting, turnover-plagued Bulldogs.
You can access the boxscore at this link.
Fresno State travels to play at Air Force (9-12, 3-6) on Tuesday night before returning to the Save Mart Center for a two-game homestand, which includes rematches with New Mexico (16-6, 5-4) on Saturday and Colorado State (14-8, 5-4) the following Tuesday.