The University of San Diego hit 51% of its shots from the field but still lost to hot-shooting Boise State, 70-54, Saturday in a nonconference men's basketball game in front of 6,804 at Boise, Ida.
Boise State (5-0) shot 70.3% from the floor, and its pressure defense produced 22 USD turnovers.
Boise State led, 44-26, at the half on 16-of-20 shooting from the floor and 7-of-10 shooting from the line. The Broncos were 26 of 37 from the field for the game.
The Broncos held their biggest lead, 56-33, with 13:35 left in the game. USD (2-3) pulled to within 61-47 on a three-point shot by Marty Munn with 6:30 remaining.
Junior forward Wilson Foster scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and was 9 of 10 from the field for the game. Forward Arnell Jones led all scorers with 20 points, and guard Chris Childs had 15 points and 7 assists for Boise State.
USD was the first team to shoot better than 40% this season against Boise State. Freshman John Sayers led the Toreros with 15 points. Danny Means scored 12 and Marty Munn added 10.
"I like the Boise State team," USD Coach Hank Egan said. "They don't make many mistakes and they play with a great deal of intensity. We played hard, but we didn't play as hard as Boise State did."