The San Jose State Spartans remained winless in the Mountain West Conference, falling behind by 22 points by halftime en route to a 76-55 loss to the Boise State Broncos at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.
The Spartans (6-14, 0-8 Mountain West) committed 10 turnovers in the first half and never got closer than 15 points in the second. It was a disappointing homecoming for San Jose State coach Dave Wojcik, who was associate head coach for the Broncos the last three seasons.
Boise State (14-6, 4-3) took control of the game with a 9-2 run early in the first half, fueled by three straight 3-pointers by Anthony Drmic.
Ryan Watkins had 18 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Broncos, while Derrick Marks led them in scoring with 19 points. Mikey Thompson had 11 points and five assists and Drmic finished with 10 points.
Jalen James led the Spartans with 12 points, with Devante Wilson and Chris Cunningham scoring 10 apiece. Isaac Thornton had eight rebounds, while leading scorer Rashad Muhammad—averaging 15.6 points per game—was held scoreless in 17 minutes.
San Jose State was 16-for-45 (35.6 percent) overall, 5-for-17 (29.4 percent) from 3-point range and 18-for-24 (75 percent) from the foul line. Boise State was 28-for-65 (43.1 percent), 9-for-25 (36 percent) and 11-for-20 (55 percent).
The Broncos won the rebounding battle 38-33 and had just four turnovers in the game, compared to 12 for the Spartans.
San Jose State returns home Wednesday night to host UNLV for a 7 p.m. Pacific tipoff.