Boise State's basketball team put in extra work last night in San Jose, recording a 102-101 win in four overtimes over San Jose State.
regular 40-minute game wasn't enough to decide
first conference road contest. The
Broncos escaped with a 102-101 win over
in four overtimes, the first quadruple overtime game in school history.
rolled the dice again as they had in a December game with
when they let a 16-point lead slip away and lost.
This time, Coach Leon Rice's team prevailed.
Once again, the Broncos had a 16-point lead in the second half, and the
lead was 10 with 5 minutes remaining. Little
by little, the Spartans chipped away at the lead.
Even after a Graham 3-pointer,
still held a 72-69 lead with 50 seconds remaining.
La'Shard Anderson managed just one of two free throws and San Jose State gladly traded 3-1 when Wil Carter canned another 3-pointer to make it a
Paul Noonan followed with a rare miss from the line and
promptly tied the game.
was physical and mentally draining,"
"I could feel my body giving out. I was cramping since the second
will be even more challenging for
night. The Broncos have to make the
long trip to
, one of
the tougher road trips in the Western Athletic Conference.
luxury of resting up in their own beds before
town for another home game.
an apparent game-winning trey in the third overtime, but WAC officials reversed
the call, saying time had expired. Anderson,
who finished with a career-high 31 points, hit two free throws with 35 seconds
left in the fourth overtime that proved to be the difference.
Noonan added 20 points and nine rebounds, Robert Arnold had 16 points and
Tre Nichols contributed 14 for the Broncos, who moved to 3-0 in the WAC and 10-5
Douglas scored a season-high 19 points for the Spartans.
game-tying 3-pointers in each of the last three overtime periods.
Adrian Oliver, the WAC's scoring leader, chipped
in with 21 points for the Spartans before fouling out in the final three minutes
of regulation while Carter finished with