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Boise St. 83, E. Washington 54

BOISE, Idaho -- Robert Arnold scored 26 points and Zack Moritz came off the bench to score 18 as Boise State eased past Eastern Washington 83-54 on Wednesday night.

Boise State (4-0) is off to its best start since the 1998-99 season.

Laron Griffin led Eastern Washington (1-3) with 13 points, and Cliff Ederaine added 11.

With last season's Big Sky defensive player of the year, Glen Dean, sitting out with a bruised hand, the Eagles struggled to slow Boise State's fast-paced offensive attack.

The Eagles stayed close early before Westly Perryman and Arnold sparked a 12-5 run late in the first half to give the Broncos a 43-27 halftime lead.

Moritz and Perryman led another 12-5 run to help the Broncos build a 55-33 lead midway through the second half.

Perryman also had four steals and three assists.