Men's Basketball Holds Off Utah State, 68-63
Feb. 3, 2015

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Derrick Marks continues to cement his legacy at Boise State. Marks scored 23 points Tuesday, to help the Broncos do something they had never done before- win at Utah State. Boise State extended its winning streak to six games with a 68-63 victory at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah, where the Broncos are now 1-18 all-time.

Marks was 9-for-13 from the field, including 4-for-6 from three-point range. He scored 17 points in the second half after being sidelined with two fouls in the first six minutes of the game.

With the scored tied at 60 and 2:56 left on the clock, Marks hit a shot from nearly 35 feet to beat the shot clock buzzer and give the Broncos a lead. He then stole a pass before the Aggies could get the ball across midcourt and fed James Webb III for a breakaway dunk to extend the lead to five. The Broncos (16-6, 6-3 Mountain West) led the rest of the way.

Webb finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. He scored 12 in the first half to help Boise State take a 33-28 lead into the locker room, despite playing the final 14 minutes of the period with Marks on the bench.

Nick Duncan added 17 on five 3-point shots for the Broncos. The Broncos shot 11-for-25 from beyond the arc as a team. It is the seventh time in the last eight games they have made at least 10 triples.

Utah State (12-10, 5-5 MW) was led by David Collette with 17 points, Chris Smith with 16 and Jalen Moore 15.

The Aggies knotted the score for the first time in the second half at 47 with 9:14 to play on free throws by Collette. Utah State led by two on two occasions, with the last coming at the 8:02 mark.

A Marks three-pointer with 6:13 left put the Broncos back on top. The game would be tied three more times, but the lead did not change hands.

The Aggies had a chance to tie in the final 20 seconds, but Darius Perkins missed both attempts. Webb then made two free throws to secure the win.

Rob Heyer played 21 minutes off the bench and tied for game-high honors with eight rebounds. Heyer grabbed three offensive boards and kept a handful of balls alive for his teammates.

Boise State returns to Taco Bell Arena Sunday, for a potential first-place showdown against San Diego State (17-5, 7-2 MW). The Aztecs play at Nevada Wednesday, before traveling to Boise.

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