SMU Scores 50 in Second Half of 78-69 Win over Boise State

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DALLAS (AP) -- Devon Pearson scored 19 points and Patrick Simpson added 18 as SMU rallied past Boise State 78-69 Saturday night.

SMU (9-8, 4-5 Western Athletic) played its second straight game without leading scorer Bryan Hopkins, who has a sprained right wrist.

Jermaine Hopkins scored 25 points and Coby Karl had 19 points for Boise State (9-11, 3-6).

The Broncos led 34-28 halftime, but the Mustangs came back as they shot 61 percent in the second half.

SMU's Derrick Roberts had 18 points and Eric Castro chipped in with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Pearson, who was 5-for-10 from 3-point range, grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and Simpson had five blocked shots.