Alston, Jessup lead Boise State over BYU in OT 72-68

Boise State guard Justinian Jessup leads a break after a steal against BYU during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 72-68. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Justinian Jessup scored seven of his nine points in overtime and Boise State defeated BYU 72-68 on Wednesday night.

Alston scored the Broncos’ first four points in overtime but it was Jessup who gave Boise State (2-2) the lead for good with a 3-pointer. He added a steal and dunk plus two free throws.

Jessup was only 3 of 13 from the floor — 1 of 9 in regulation — and his only 3-pointer was just the third for Boise State on 19 attempts. But the Broncos were 19 of 27 at the free-throw line to BYU’s 5 of 7.

Boise State’s RJ Williams added 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting before fouling out with 1:48 left in regulation, which ended at 58-all after neither team scored in the final 1½ minutes.

Alston, who posted his first career double-double, became the first Bronco ever to score at least 20 points in each of the first four games of a season.

Jake Toolson scored 19 points and TJ Haws, who was 0-for-8 from the arc, and Connor Harding scored 10 each for BYU (3-2).

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