Larry, Nelson lead Boise State to easy win over CS Bakersfield
BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Reggie Larry made 11 of 14 shots and scored 23 points, Matt Nelson added 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Boise State routed Cal State Bakersfield 81-56 on Wednesday.
Boise State (20-6, 10-3 WAC) dominated the independent Roadrunners (8-18) in a non-conference matchup, holding a 57-29 rebounding edge and limiting CSUB to 30 percent field goal shooting.
Demarcus Hall led the Roadrunners with 12 points and Trent Blakley added 10.
Boise State outscored the Roadrunners 22-7 in the last nine minutes of the first half to break the game open and lead 42-22 at halftime. Nelson scored 17 in the first half and connected on 8 of 10 field goals for the game.
Neither team was effective from long range, Boise State hitting only 7 of 24 3-pointers and the Roadrunners converting on only 5 of 26 attempts from deep.
Boise State’s inside dominance accounted for 46 points in the paint while the Roadrunners could only score 22 points.