Drmic, Staunch Defense Lead Broncos Past Nevada

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Anthony Drmic scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, leading Boise State to a 73-47 victory over Nevada on Wednesday night, at Taco Bell Arena.

Ryan Watkins added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Broncos (19-8, 7-6 Mountain West) recorded their third-straight victory.

Deonte Burton had 13 points for Nevada, which had more turnovers (17) than field goals (10) while shooting 26 percent from the field. The 10 field goals are the fewest allowed by Boise State in at least 21 seasons.

Drmic now has at least 20 points in 12 games this season, including each of the last three. He has scored 66 points in the last three second halves.

During one second-half stretch of nearly 11 minutes, Drmic scored 17 of Boise State's 22 points as the Broncos' lead reached 22 points. The largest lead was 71-42 on a 3-pointer by Igor Hadziomerovic with 1:53 remaining.

The Broncos ran off 14-consecutive points to take an early 16-3 lead, and were ahead 35-20 at halftime. That is the second-largest halftime lead in conference play for the Broncos since joining the Mountain West.

Boise State had a 37-21 rebounding advantage.