Shelby Ransom

Boise State Broncos Steal Road Win Over Defending Mountain West Champions

Boise State parlayed a lopsided turnover battle into a 10-point road win.

LARAMIE, Wyoming--Lonnie Jackson drilled seven three-pointers to lead Boise State to an 81-71 road win over Wyoming this afternoon, Boise State's 15th win of the season against five defeats.  The Cowboys are the reigning Mountain West Conference Tournament champions.

On a day when James Webb III was held in check, the Broncos needed someone to take charge, and Jackson found the hot hand.  Webb, who had 24 points and 19 rebounds in Boise State's last outing against San Jose State, was held below double digits in both categories (nine points and seven rebounds) by the Cowboy defense.

Turnovers proved to be the difference as Boise State forced Wyoming into committing 14 turnovers while the Broncos lost just five.

Wyoming led for much of the first half, opening up their biggest lead of 19-11 on a three-pointer from Trey Washington III.  The Broncos slowly cut into the lead, and Jackson's three-pointer with four seconds left tied it at 38.

Wyoming stayed in the game by shooting 60 percent in the first half, but it was Boise State that caught fire in the second.  Anthony Drmic's trey gave Boise State a 47-40 lead, and Jackson matched Jason McManamen's three to make it 50-43.    

With 12:55 remaining, Jackson canned another three put the Broncos up 58-50, and after the Cowboys crept within four at 69-65, Jackson struck again.  Mikey Thompson made five free throws and a layup down the stretch to keep the home team at bay.

Jackson finished with 21 points, while Drmic and Thompson chipped in with 15 each for the Broncos.  Zach Haney had a career high eight points, including 4-4 from the free throw line.  Nick Duncan handed out a career-high five assists while contributing eight points. 

Drmic tied a school record when he started this afternoon, his 118th career start, to pull Anthony even with Chris Childs (1985-89).  Drmic also had seven rebounds to move past Steve Wallace into 10th on the career rebounding list at Boise State (see chart at bottom of article.)  Drmic connected on three of his eight attempts from beyond the arc and moved into second for career three-point attempts.  With one more three-pointer, Drmic will tie Abe Jackson (1998-2002) for second in career treys.

Thompson dished out five assists to lead the Bronco offense--he now has 252 for his career and moved past C.J. Williams (1998-2003) and Booker Nabors (2000-04) into 11th place.  The Bronco senior is now 23 behind Doug Usitalo (1986-88), whose two-year total is good for 10th.  

McManamen led all scorers with 25 points.

Boise State is now 6-1 in MW play while Wyoming dropped to 3-4 and 10-10 overall.

The Broncos take on UNLV in Las Vegas next Wednesday.

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Games Started:

1.    118 Chris Childs (1985-1989)

1.    118 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)  

3.    111 Coby Karl (2003-2007)

3.    111 Jason Ellis (2003-2007)

5.    108 Steve Connor (1974-1978)

5.    108 Trent Johnson (1974-1978)

7.    107 Derrick Marks (2011-2015)

8.    106 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)

9.    105 Joe Skiffer (1999-2004)

10.  104 Ryan Watkins (2010-2014)

11.  101 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)

12.    95 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)

13.    94 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)

14.    87 Bruce Bolden (1981-1985)

15.    84 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)

16.    82 Mike Tolman (1992-1993/1995-1998)

17.    74 J.D. Huleen (1993-1997)

Career Rebounds:

1.    948 Jason Ellis (2001-2005)

2.    814 Ryan Watkins (2010-2014

3.    805 Bill Otey (1968-1970)

4.    767 Bruce Bolden (1981-1985)

5.    702 Trent Johnson (1974-1978)

6.    670 Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)

7.    603 Pat Hoke (1972-1976)

8.    565 Reggie Larry (2006-2008)

9.    557 Danny Jones (1975-1978)

10.  547 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)

11.  543 Steve Wallace (1970-1972)

11.  525 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)

13.  519 Matt Nelson (2006-2008)

14.  507 Coby Karl (2003-2007)

15.  467 Sean McKenna (1975-1979)

16.  464 J.D. Huleen (1993-1997)

17.  459 John Coker (1991-1995)

18.  452 Arnell Jones (1986-1988)

Career Assists:

1.    502 Steve Connor (1974-1978)

2.    463 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)

3.    408 Coby Karl (2003-2007)

4.    392 Chris Childs (1985-1989)

5.    370 Derrick Marks (2011-2015)

6.    367 L'Shard Anderson (2008-2011)

7.    347 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)

7.    343 Joe Skiffer (1999-2004)

8.    298 Bryan Defares 2000-2004)

10.  275 Doug Usitalo (1986-1988)

11.  252 Mikey Thompson (2012-current)   

12.  249 C.J. Williams (1998-2003)

12.  249 Booker Nabors (2000-2004)

14.  246 Eric Lane (2003-2007)

15.  243 Terry Miller (1974-1976)

16.  241 Frank Jackson (1983-1985)

17.  234 Rodger Bates (1978-1981)

18.  223 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)

10.  220 Steve Shephard (1993-1999)

20.  215 Matt Bauscher (2005-2008)

21.  214 Freddie Williams (1977-1979)

22.  202 Mike Hazel (1981-1985)

23.  201 Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)

24.  192 Paul Noonan (2007-2011)

25.  191 Damon Archibald (1992-1995)

26.  189 Tyler Tiedeman (2005-2008)

Career Three-Point Field Goals:

1.    266 Coby Karl (2003-2007)

2.    253 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)

3.    252 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)

4.    221 Jeff Elorriaga (2010-2014)

5.    211 Paul Noonan (2007-2011)

6.    199 Eric Lane (2003-2007)

7.    184 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)

8.    171 Mike Tolman (1992-1993/1995-1998)

9.    163 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)

9.    163 Chris Childs (1985-1989)

11.  160 Nick Duncan (2013-current)

11.  120 Brian King (1987-1990)

12.  117 Joe Wyatt (1995-1997)

14.  116 Derrick Marks (2011-2015)

15.  109 Lance Vaughn (1989-1993)

16.    89 J.D. Huleen (1993-1997)

17.    81 Clint Hordemann (1998-2001)

Career Three-Point Attempts:

1.    716 Coby Karl (2003-2007)

2.    712 Anthony Drmic (2011-current)

3.    706 Abe Jackson (1998-2002)

4.    565 Eric Lane (2003-2007)

5.    562 Paul Noonan (2007-2011)

6.    518 Jeff Elorriaga (2010-2014)

7.    480 Gerry Washington (1995-1999)

8.    427 Mike Tolman (1992-1993/1995-1998)

9.    426 Nick Duncan (2013-current)

10   407 Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999)

11.  402 Anthony Thomas (2006-2010)

12.  386 Chris Childs (1985-1989)

13.  320 Lance Vaughn (1989-1993)

14.  307 Joe Wyatt (1995-1997)

15.  293 Derrick Marks (2011-2015)

16.  276 J.D. Huleen (1993-1997)

17.  265 Brian King (1987-1990)

18.  233 Clint Hordemann (1998-2001)


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