Broncos break into win column

Boise State welcomed NNU into the Taco Bell Arena Thursday night and left with their first win of the season.<br><br>Boise State started newcomer Junior Kareem Lloyd and may have found their new star in the process...

The Boise State Men's Basketball Team broke into the win column for the 2004 season with a hard fought 73-67 victory over the NNU Crusaders.  The victory was good from a number of standpoints, NNU beat Albertsons, who embarrassed the Broncos 87-66 almost a week ago, the Broncos cut their turnovers and improved their FG% as well.

The Broncos were led by the trio of Jermaine Blackburn (14), Kareem Lloyd (13), and Jason Ellis (15).  Lloyd, in just his second game for Boise State started at the PF position, and responded by leading the team in rebounds in only 20 minutes of work.  Also impressive was another newcomer, Seth Robinson.  Robinson, a Sophomore, joins starters Coby Karl and Eric Lane as Sophomores that are leading the way for the Broncos.  These 2 newcomers, along with veterans Jermaine Blackburn, Jason Ellis and the aforementioned Karl and Lane make a strong core for the Broncos to build around this season.  However, the success of the team depends on the progression of injured Kenny Gainous, (a returning Senior), and newcomer Tezarray Banks, big men who will be counted on to provide both depth and size.

Next up for the Broncos, the dreaded Idaho Vandals in the inaugural Boise State invitational.

Bronco Stats: (Opponent NNU)
                         TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS                 
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT  TP   A BLK S MIN
12 Lloyd, Kareem        f  6-7    0-0    1-3    3  6  9   13   1  0  0  20
21 Blackburn, Jermaine  f  6-18   1-6    1-2    3  1  4   14   6  0  1  36
45 Ellis, Jason         f  6-13   0-0    3-3    4  4  8   15   2  1  2  37
03 Lane, Eric           g  2-5    2-2    2-2    0  1  1    8   3  3  0  31
05 Karl, Coby           g  3-5    0-1    2-3    1  3  4    8   4  1  1  31
04 Robinson, Seth          3-5    1-2    1-1    1  0  1    8   0  0  1  17
11 Thompson, McNeal        0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0    0   0  0  0   2
25 Banks, Tezarray         0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1    0   0  0  0   5
35 Harris, Franco          3-6    0-2    1-2    0  2  2    7   1  0  1  20
54 Green, Andrew           0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0    0   0  0  0   1
TOTALS                 29-61   4-13  11-16  13 18 31  15  73  17  5  6 200
Attendance: 3241

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