BOISE, Idaho -- Justinian Jessup buried 6 of 7 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.
Point guard D.J. Carton, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Indiana.
Len Chappell, who led Wake Forest to its only Final Four trip in 1962 and was an NBA All-Star with the Knicks, has died at 77.
Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, who was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday, was arrested in June and charged with six felonies, including two counts of molestation of a child.