Hutchison is Player of The Week
Boise State senior guard Chandler Hutchison was named the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 3, the conference announced Monday. The weekly conference honor is the second of Hutchison’s career, as he also earned it last season on Jan. 2, 2017.
The Mission Viejo, Calif., native recorded the first known triple-double in program history Sunday in a 77-54 win against Portland, ending the game with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Hutchison’s 10 assists was also a career high, and made him the first Boise State player to record 10 assists in a game since Mikey Thompson did against Colorado State on Jan. 30, 2016.
The senior also was outstanding against Oregon, notching a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Broncos in both categories. The win snapped a 46-game home winning streak at Matthew Knight Arena for the Ducks and gave Boise State just its fourth road win against a school from a Power Five conference in program history.
He scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half against Oregon and was pivotal down the stretch in the road victory.
The Broncos started the week with an 87-53 win against Loyola Chicago where Hutchison led the Broncos with five assists. The result against the Ramblers gave Boise State its second victory of the season against an opponent from the Missouri Valley Conference.
Boise State’s 8-1 start is tied for the best nine-game start in program history. The Broncos will be back in action at Taco Bell Arena, Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. against Sacramento State.