UNLV Rains Three’s on Boise State
It was raining three point shots at Taco bell arena Wednesday night. UNLV sank 14 in all to take an 83-72 win over Boise State in Mountain West men's basketball action.
The 14 three's was the most allowed by Boise State in a game this season. The Broncos are now 5-5 in Mountain West play, UNLV is 6-4.
Boise State held the 43-39 lead at the half. The 43 points were the third-most points in a first half that the Broncos have scored this season but once again the Broncos couldn't finish.
Derrick Alston was the high scorer for the Broncos with 17 points. He was 6-of-14 from the field, as his 14 field goal attempts tied a career high.
Alex Hobbs played another good, efficient game with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
Justinian Jessup finished with 15 points to go with five boards. Jessup’s 2-of-5 effort from behind the arch gives him 200 career threes.
He is now the fastest Bronco to get to 200 career threes in program history. Jessup did it in 87 games, surpassing the previous record held by Abe Jackson (91 games; 1998-2002).
…The 200 career threes put him in seventh place on the Boise State all-time list, surpassing Eric Lane (2003-07) and his 199. Jessup is now chasing Paul Noonan (2007-11) and his 211.
Boise State will now host San Jose State Saturday at noon..