Marks' 38 Propel Broncos to Win over Rams
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Derrick Marks scored 33 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Boise State to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.

Marks scored 24 consecutive Boise State points over a 10-minute stretch of the second half as the Broncos (20-8, 8-6 Mountain West) avenged a 77-57 loss to the Rams on Jan. 30.

Marks was 11-for-11 in the second half en route to tying the fifth-highest-scoring game in school history (Ron Austin, Montana; Feb. 20, 1971). He is just the fourth player in school history with three 30-point games in a single season: Ron Austin (1970-71), Tanoka Beard (1992-93) and Roberto Bergersen (1998-99).

Only 18 times has a Boise State player scored more in an entire game than Marks did in the second half.

Greg Smith scored 17 points and Dorian Green added 15 for Colorado State (22-7, 9-5), which has lost three of its last four games to drop into a second-place tie with Nevada-Las Vegas.

Colorado State's only lead came on Smith's basket just before halftime, and the Rams were outrebounded (31-30) for just the second time this season (UNLV; Feb. 20).

Tonight’s win gave Boise State 20 on the season, just the 10th 20-win season in school history and the ninth since joining Division I in 1970-71. Leon Rice is the first head coach in school history with two 20-win seasons in his first three years guiding the program.

Boise State hosted a sellout crowd of 11,238, a season high and the third crowd of more than 10,000 this season. The total is the most since the Broncos had eight such crowds in 1988-89 – a span of 23 years. The Broncos have recorded three of their 26-highest attended games in school history this season.

The Broncos wore black jerseys for the first time in school history.

Boise State will travel to face UNLV Tuesday (March 5), in the team's final road game of the regular season. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. MT, and the game will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsNet.




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