The Boise State Broncos continued their current hot streak with a 67-42 home victory over the Air Force Falcons Wednesday evening in Mountain West Conference basketball. The Broncos are now 18-6 overall as they also climb into second place in conference by themselves, trailing San Diego State by half a game. Air Force drops to 11-13 overall and 4-9 in conference.
Air Force would get off to a quick 4-0 lead, but the Broncos would go on a dominating 16-2 run to jump out to an early lead halfway through the first half. A couple of Zach Kocur three-pointers would help cut the lead to 19-12 and Trevor Lyons would hit a jumper to make it 19-14 before sub David Wacker would cash in two baskets to go along with another basket from fellow bench player Robert Hayer to give Boise State the 25-14 halftime lead.
The Broncos would keep extending the lead out as James Webb III would take control of the game. The 6'9 sophomore would score 13 of his game high 17 points in the second half and would also finish the game with 15 rebounds to be the star of the night for the victorious Broncos. Webb is a key player for the Broncos, as he runs the point in their aggressive half court pressing zone and also has good range offensively. Webb was joined in double digits by senior guard Derrick Marks with 13 and sub Hayer with 12.
The Falcons had a hard time solving the Broncos pressure, but would see bench player Matt Mooney score 12 points on the evening. Mooney was the only player to score in double digits, but Kocur did end up with nine points on the night including his two three-pointers.
The Broncos will head to Fresno to take on the Bulldogs in a Valentine's day showdown. The Falcons will return to Clune Arena to host UNLV.