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March 6, 2009BOISE, Idaho (AP) Kurt Cunningham scored 15 points and Mark Sanchez had 13 points and eight rebounds Thursday night to lead Boise State to a 79-65 win over Fresno State.
Ike Okoye scored 11 points and Jamar Greene added 10 to aid the Broncos (19-10, 9-6 Western Athletic Conference).
Fresno State's Dwight O'Neil led all scorers with 19 points. Paul George added 15 for the Bulldogs (12-19, 3-12).
With the victory, Boise State inched closer to securing its second 20-victory season in a row. The last time Boise State had back-to-back 20-win seasons came during the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons.
The Broncos will attempt to hit the 20-win mark when they host Nevada in the conference finale on Saturday.
Leading 38-34 at halftime, Boise State used fast breaks and sharp shooting to run away in the second half. The Broncos scored 22 of their points on fast breaks and converted 57 percent of their field goal attempts in the final 20 minutes. Their largest lead was 14 points, 77-63, with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
Overall, Boise State made 55 percent of its shots; Fresno State connected on 31 percent.