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Jessup ties Mountain West 3s record as Boise State beats Nevada 73-64

Jessup finished with 17 points and hit two 3-pointers, giving him 296 career 3-pointers.

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos won their fourth straight game after beating the Nevada Wolfpack 73-64, snapping an eight-game losing streak against Nevada.

The Broncos move up to second place in the Mountain West Conference, only behind the undefeated San Diego State Aztecs.

Boise State opened the game on a 32-10 run. They'd lead by 15 at the half and the Wolfpack would cut the Broncos' lead to three before Justinian Jessup got Boise State offense back into gear.

Derrick Alston scored 24 points, Justinian Jessup tied the Mountain West Conference record for 3-pointers made in a career.

Jessup finished with 17 points and hit two 3-pointers, giving him 296 career 3s, tying Jimmer Fredette's conference mark set at BYU from 2007-11. 

Boise State never trailed, scored the first eight points and Abu Kigab hit a 3-pointer that capped a 17-2 run and made it 28-8 with 6:29 left in the first half. 

Jalen Harris led Nevada with 30 points.

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