Huskies Stunned by Boise State
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Roberto Bergersen scored a career-high 32 points and Richard Morgan led a first half comeback with nine points as Boise State surprised 15th-ranked Washington 69-61 Saturday night.
The victory gave the Broncos (5-1) a school record 17-game homecourt winning streak.
Boise State trailed 20-4 in the opening minutes of the game but Morgan came off the bench to lead a 17-0 run giving his team a 21-20 lead, capping the drive with a 3-pointer with 5:38 remaining in the first half.
Boise State took a 35-30 lead at halftime and Bergersen proceeded to score 24 of his points in the final 20 minutes. The Broncos led by as many as 17, taking a 57-40 lead with 17:22 remaining in the game. But the Huskies (4-2) staged a rally of their own, with a 13-3 run, cutting BSU's lead to 60-53 with just under four minutes to go.
But Bergersen responded with a 3-pointer field goal, pushing BSU's lead back to 10 points, 63-53, and the Broncos went on to claim the upset win.
Todd MacCulloch lead the Huskies with 20 points and nine rebounds and guard Deon Luton added 15 of his own.
Bronco guard Gerry Washington added nine points, seven rebounds and five assist.
The victory marked Boise State's first win in eight meetings with the Huskies.
Boise State will meet another highly regarded opponent in its next contest as it takes on Indiana in the Indiana Classic in Bloomington, Dec. 11.