Boise State Tops Nevada, 74-65
Derrick Marks scored 21 points versus Nevada.

Jan. 15, 2014

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Derrick Marks scored 21 points Tuesday night and Boise State beat Nevada 74-65, handing the Wolf Pack its first Mountain West Conference loss.

Nevada (9-9, 4-1) jumped to a 7-0 lead, with Cole Huff scoring five in the run, but Boise State (12-5, 2-2) responded with a 15-0 run and led 30-23 at halftime. Marks had eight points at the break, to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Nevada opened the second half with an 8-0 run, taking a 31-30 lead on a three-point play by AJ West. The Wolf Pack tied it three more times before the Broncos reeled off a 10-0 run to take a 52-42 lead and in turn take control of the game. Marks scored the final five points of the spurt.

Boise State continued to extend the lead as the second half wore on, extending the advantage to as many as 18 points at 69-51 with 2:10 left in the game.

The Broncos outshot the Wolf Pack 43.4 percent to 34.5 percent, and outrebounded them 41-31. Boise State had five players with at least five rebounds, the first time that has happened since Nov. 15, against Simpson.

Ryan Watkins led the rebounding effort with 11 boards, his ninth game with double-figure rebounds this year. Watkins added 11 points for his sixth double-double of the season. He is now averaging 11.8 rebounds per game in conference play. Marks hauled in a season-high eight rebounds.

Nick Duncan matched his career high with five rebounds, to go along with 10 points. It is Duncan's second time in double figures during his freshman season. He has grabbed 23 rebounds in the last five games, after pulling down 18 in the first 12 contests.

Anthony Drmic finished with 17 points. Drmic moved passed Gerry Washington on the Boise State all-time scoring list and now ranks No. 9 in school history with 1,220 career points.

Jerry Evans Jr. led Nevada with 17, Michael Perez had 16, and Huff 12.

Boise State held Nevada's Deonte Burton to a season-low seven points on 1-of-8 shooting. Burton entered the game as the Mountain West's leading scorer at 21.8 points per game. His previous low this season was 14 poitns, and it is Burton's lowest scoring output in 22 career Mountain West games.


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