Boise State men’s basketball routs Utah State 82-59

Broncos take lead with 16:58 left in first half and don’t relinquish it

Boise State guard Chibuzo Agbo dives over Utah State guard Steven Ashworth in a scramble for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Boise, Idaho • Tyson Degenhart’s 19 points helped Boise State defeat Utah State 82-59 on Saturday night.

Degenhart had 10 rebounds for the Broncos (12-4, 2-1 Mountain West). Max Rice scored 14 points and added five rebounds and five assists. Chibuzo Agbo shot 4 for 9, including 1 for 3 from beyond the arc to finish with 11 points.

The Aggies (13-3, 2-1) were led in scoring by Taylor Funk, who finished with 14 points. Sean Bairstow added 10 points for Utah State. Max Shulga also had nine points and six rebounds.

Boise State took the lead with 16:58 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. Degenhart led the Broncos in scoring with 13 points in the first half to help put them up 45-30 at the break. Boise State outscored Utah State in the second half by eight points, with Rice scoring a team-high eight points after halftime.

Boise State plays UNLV on the road on Wednesday, and Utah State hosts Wyoming on Tuesday.