Boise State hosted Wyoming on Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. The game had an added level of importance for the Broncos considering their recent struggles. After starting conference play with three straight wins, the Broncos dropped three in a row. Sometimes the best way to get on track, is to play a team that is struggling more than you are.
The first half was ugly for both teams. Neither team could find any rhythm offensively. As bad as the first half was for the Broncos (28 points), it was much worse for the Cowboys as they scored only 14 points. The flow improved in the second half for both teams, but the Cowboys were never able to make it much of a game as Boise State rolled to a 77-52 victory.
The Broncos made a change in the lineup on Saturday as David Wacker replaced Zach Haney, who may have been punished for a flagrant foul that he committed against Air Force. Wacker responded well in his first start of the year, having one of his best performances as he scored seven points and pulled down seven rebounds. The Broncos bench had one of their best performances of the year as the combined to score 34 points, led by 18 from RJ Williams. The Broncos had two other players in double figures as Alex Hobbs chipped in 13 points and Marcus Dickinson had 12 points.
The Broncos will look to build on this win as they travel to Fort Collins to take on Colorado State on Tuesday. The Rams have been solid at home this season and are coming off of an impressive win over Fresno State.