Boise State hands Loyola-Chicago first loss, 87-53

Boise State hand Loyola-Chicago first loss.

BOISE - Justinian Jessup buried six of seven shots from 3-point range and scored 20 to lead five players in double figures and Boise State knocked off Loyola-Chicago 87-53 on Tuesday night.
Jessup added four rebounds and three steals for the Broncos. Alex Hobbs tossed in 14 points, Zach Haney scored 13, Lexus Williams, 12 and Christian Sengfelder added a double-double - 10 points, 12 rebounds - for Boise State (6-1).
Jessup hit a 3-pointer to cap an 11-0 run to open the game and the Broncos never looked back. Back-to-back 3s from Jessup stretched the lead to 25-11 and the Ramblers (7-1) trailed by double digits the rest of the way. Boise State led 41-20 at halftime, marking the sixth time in seven games the Broncos have held opponents under 30 points in the first half.
Aundre Jackson led Loyola-Chicago with 14 points, while Clayton Custer contributed 12 points and four assists. The Ramblers hit 5 of 16 (31.3 percent) from long range. Boise State came in holding opponents to 23.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc, seventh in the nation.


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