Utah State beats Boise State for 17th win in row

Tai Wesley scored 22 points to lead No. 22 Utah State to its 17th straight win, 77-49 over Boise State on Saturday night.

Brockeith Pane and Pooh Williams each added 10 points for the Aggies (22-2, 11-0 Western Athletic Conference), who led by 34 points with 12:49 to play before Boise State went on a 10-0 run to close the gap somewhat.

Robert Arnold scored 12 points and Ryan Watkins added 11 for the Broncos (12-11, 5-6), while La'Shard Anderson, who leads the team with 15.1 points a game, went scoreless.

Utah State shot better than 64 percent while pressuring Boise State into a 19-of-56 performance from the field and 14 turnovers.

Wesley was 8 of 11 from the field and hit all six of his free throws.

The Broncos opened the scoring before the Aggies broke off a 15-0 run to put the game out of reach early. Utah State missed only one shot in the first 8 minutes of the game, leading to a 43-21 halftime edge. Boise State had nine turnovers and had the ball stolen five times in the half.

The win gives Utah State a 25-game winning streak in conference play.