Boise State holds off Eastern Washington 82-69
CHENEY, Wash. (AP)—Ike Okoye had 21 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a career-tying six blocks and Boise State withstood Eastern Washington’s second-half charge for an 82-69 victory on Tuesday night.
Robert Arnold added 18 points and Kurt Cunningham and La’Shard Anderson had 10 apiece for the Broncos (3-2).
Brandon Moore had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (2-3).
Boise State led 44-30 at halftime, but Benny Valentine brought Eastern Washington back, scoring eight straight points in a 2-minute span in which the Eagles pulled within 54-53 with 12:45 left. Boise State responded with nine straight points to push the lead back to 63-53 with 9:41 to go. Eastern Washington later got as close as five before the Broncos finally pulled away.