Boise State Falls to Nevada, 85-77
Feb. 23, 2017

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RENO, Nev.- Nevada rallied for an 85-77 win Wednesday, against Boise State in Reno, Nev., to tie Colorado State atop the Mountain West standings. The Broncos (17-9, 10-5 MW) are now in third place and a game back of the lead with three games to play.

Boise State finished the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 41-33 lead into the break. The Broncos scored first in the second half, earning their largest lead of the game at 10. Boise State led 58-53 with 10:57 to play, but Nevada (22-6, 11-4 MW) held the Broncos to six points over the next 5:57 and took a 68-64 lead.

The Broncos closed the margin to one on multiple occasions, as late as the 3:23 mark. It was a two-point game with 2:39 to play but Nevada made its free throws down the stretch.

Nevada was 30-for-34 from the free throw line- 27-for-29 in the second half -including 13-for-14 in the final five minutes.

Nick Duncan scored a season-high 19 points, including 5-for-6 three-point shooting. Duncan also grabbed seven rebounds. His 83.3 percent mark from beyond the arc is a single-game career best (minimum five attempts).

Chandler Hutchison matched Duncan for team-high honors with 19 points. Hutchison also recorded a career-high eight assists. He grabbed six rebounds and tallied three steals. Hutchison has scored in double figures each of the last 20 games.

Marcus Marshall led the Wolf Pack with 26 points and eight assists. Marshall made 15-of-16 free throws.

Boise State returns home to face San José State Saturday, at 2 p.m. MT at Taco Bell Arena.


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