Hutchison's school record 44 point outing earns him Mountain West Player of the Week honors

BOISE, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) A man by the name of Chandler Hutchison put on a show for Boise State Men's Basketball last weekend.

He had 44 points, breaking a 47-year old school scoring record.

Dick Vitale even named him National Player of the Week.

Hutchison easily earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors, the third time this season, more than any other player.

The 44 point outburst marks the second highest point total this season in Division I basketball.

Can you take a guess at who produced a higher amount? No, it's not Oklahoma sensation Trae Young. But Markus Howard of Marquette who had 52 against Providence.

Back to Hutchison. The Mission Viejo native made seven threes and 15 total field goals, as BSU held off San Diego State 83-80.

So Saturday's game was sold out and head coach Leon Rice fulfilled his promise that he made to the fans.

"Now I'm holding up my end of the bargain and crossing that river to Taco Bell Arena. Son of a nutcracker that's cold!"

Rice said when he heard it was a sellout, he ran to the river and a crew grabbed a camera.

The eighth year head coach trained for the occasion by taking an ice bath.

If you want to see the men of blue and orange this week, they host Utah State Wednesday night at seven.

BSU is just a half game behind Nevada for first place.



 
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