Boise St beats Illinois St in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

CONWAY, S.C. - Chandler Hutchison had 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds Friday as Boise State beat Illinois State 82-64 to reach the championship game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
    
The Broncos (4-0) dominated from the start and led by 25 in the first half. That came a day after they rallied from nine down in the final 3½ minutes and needed Hutchison's late three-point play to beat UTEP.
    
Alex Hobbs added 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Boise State, which led by as many as 33 points and had a 57-27 rebounding advantage.
    
Keyshawn Evans scored 21 points for the Redbirds (1-2), who beat power-conference opponent South Carolina on Thursday. But this one got away quickly as they shot 7 of 35 from the field, including 2 of 19 on 3-pointers, before halftime.
    
Boise State faces the Iowa State-Tulsa winner in Sunday's final at 5:30 p.m. MT on ESPN2. Check the Bronco Roundup app Sunday for a live game tracker.

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