Rams Take 2OT Thriller
Feb. 11, 2016

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Boise State men's basketball lost in double overtime Wednesday, at Colorado State 97-93. At the end of the first overtime the Broncos (16-9, 7-5 MW) had a game-winning three-pointer disallowed after officials ruled there was a timing error. The Rams (14-10, 6-5 MW) scored the first nine points of the second overtime and held on for the win.

In the first overtime period, Mikey Thompson made two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to tie the score at 84. Colorado State missed a three-pointer and was whistled for a backcourt violation on the ensuing rebound with 0.8 seconds remaining. James Webb III banked in a three-pointer before the buzzer on the inbound play, but officials reviewed the shot and determined a timing error had occurred and used a stopwatch to determine the shot did not leave Webb's hands before time should have expired.

Colorado State scored the first nine points of the second overtime to take a 93-84 lead with 2:08 remaining. A trio of Boise State three-pointers helped put the Broncos back within three with 22 seconds left. Boise State forced a turnover and had a shot to tie the game, but just missed. The Rams made a free throw to supply the final margin.

Boise State made a school-record 18 three-pointers on 18-of-35 shooting (51.4 percent). It was also the highest three-point shooting percentage of the season and the first time the Broncos shot better than 40 percent from deep since hitting 41.2 percent (7-for-17) Jan. 5, at Utah State.

Seven three-pointers came from Montigo Alford who was 7-for-11 from beyond the arc. Alford netted a career-high 25 points, his first 20-point game as a Bronco.

Boise State led 72-68 with 1:34 to play in regulation. Colorado State scored the next six points, but Webb hit a turnaround jumper from the left block to tie the game at 74 and force overtime.

John Gillon scored 19 points including six in the second overtime period that helped keep Colorado State in the lead.

Antwan Scott added another 19 points for the Rams who had a 49-34 rebounding edge over Boise State. Prentiss Nixon had 15 points, Emmanuel Omogbo had 13 points and Tiel Daniels had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Mikey Thompson scored 20 points to go with seven assists for the Broncos. Anthony Drmic (17 points), Lonnie Jackson (11) and James Webb III (10) also scored in double figures.

With his 17 points, Drmic now has 1,824 in his career and moved up to No. 7 in Mountain West history. He passed Kendall Williams (New Mexico, 2010-14; 1,813 points) Wednesday.

Boise State returns home to take on Wyoming Saturday, at 2 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network.


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