Elorriaga Beats Buzzer, Broncos Beat Wyoming 63-61

LARAMIE,Wyo. (AP) - Jeff Elorriaga had 18 points and sank a three-pointer at the buzzer as short-handed Boise State defeated Wyoming 63-61 on Wednesday night, knocking the Cowboys from the unbeaten ranks in the Mountain West opener for both teams.

Josh Adams made two free throws with 9.1 seconds remaining to give Wyoming (13-1, 0-1) a 61-60 lead before Elorriaga canned the game-winner from the left corner. The junior also hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 31 seconds to play before the Cowboys took the lead back at the free throw line. Elorriaga, who leads the Mountain West in three-point percentage, was 6-of-10 from three-point range, including four makes in the first half.

Anthony Drmic also scored 18 and Igor Hadziomerovic added 11 for the Broncos (13-2, 1-0), who won their seventh in a row despite missing four players. Derrick Marks, averaging 16.3 points, and reserves Mikey Thompson, Kenny Buckner and Darrious Hamilton did not make the trip after violating team rules.

Boise State took a 31-26 lead into the locker room at halftime. But the second half featured a series of runs, starting with a 10-0 spurt by Wyoming. The Cowboys stretched their lead to 10 at 45-35 as Boise State scored just four points in the first eight and a half minutes of the half.

The Broncos were the story of the next nearly nine minutes, though, reeling off a 22-5 run to claim a 57-50 lead with 2:48 to play. The Cowboys quickly knotted the score at 57 before taking the lead back with 44 seconds on the clock.

The go-ahead points came on a pair of free throws after Drmic's fifth and final foul. With him out of the game Elorriaga rose to the occassion, connecting from beyond the arc on Boise State's final two possessions.

The win is the Broncos' second road victory against a ranked team this season, after entering the year with just one such win in program history. Boise State has now handed four teams their first loss of the 2012-13 season: Texas Southern, Creighton, LSU and Wyoming.

Derrious Gilmore had 17 points, while Adams and Leonard Washington each had 12 and Riley Grabau scored 10 for Wyoming, which entered Wednesday as one of four unbeaten Division I teams with Duke, Michigan and Arizona.

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