Boise State Takes Down #24 Colorado State

Boise State scored their biggest victory of the season with a comeback win over #24 Colorado State. It was the Broncos' fifth straight win.

Senior guard Derrick Marks poured in 26 of his 28 points in the second half as Boise State knocked off #24 Colorado State 82-78 last night in Taco Bell Arena in Boise.

Marks hit a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining as Boise State stormed back for their fifth straight win. Colorado State led by as many as 12 points, and was ahead 73-68 when coach Larry Eustachy was called for a technical foul with 2:28 remaining. Marks calmly hit both foul shots, fired a beautiful pass to a wide open Rob Heyer for a layup, and then drained the go-ahead 3-pointer on Boise State's next possession. Marks added five free throws down the stretch to seal the game for Coach Leon Rice's Broncos.

Boise State put on a shooting clinic in the second half, connecting on 9-of-12 shots from behind the arc to spark the comeback. That negated a decided rebounding advantage (39-27) for Colorado State.

Webb made three 3-pointers within 3 1/2 minutes to keep the Broncos within nine points. Nick Duncan nailed two straight, and Hadziomerovic sunk another to pull Boise State within four points at 55-51 with 11:27 remaining.

James Webb III had 15 second-half points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Mikey Thompson, who did all his damage in the first half, finished with 14 points, and Igor Hadziomerovic contributed 10 points.

Daniel Bejarano connected for 19 points for the Rams, who saw their winning streak end at four. Joe De Ciman added 15 points, Stanton Kidd had 13, and J.J. Avila finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Marks now has 1,664 career points to pass Abe Jackson (1,660 from 1998-2002).

The Broncos will try to get a rather large monkey off their backs next Tuesday when they head to Utah State. No Boise State team has ever beaten the Aggies in Logan.


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