Broncos Rally in Second Half to Stay Unbeaten

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Derrick Marks scored 14 points, Mikey Thompson added 13 and Boise State defeated Louisiana 63-57 on Sunday afternoon, at Taco Bell Arena.

Anthony Drmic scored all 11 of his points in the decisive second half, top help the Broncos start 3-0 for the third-consecutive season. Elfrid Payton and Alan-Michael Thompson scored 12 points apiece for Louisiana (1-2).

Boise State used a 9-0 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch of the second half to take control. The Broncos trailed 52-50 with 7:50 remaining after a basket by Louisiana-Lafayette's Bryant Mbamalu. Drmic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer 26 seconds later to start the crucial run as the Ragin' Cajuns didn't score again until Thompson's basket with 55 seconds left.

Marks and Drmic have reached double figures in the scoring column in each of the Broncos' first three games. Thompson has now scored double digits in two of his first three games as a Bronco. His 13 Sunday, are are a career high.

Boise State jumped out to a 20-6 lead less than 11 minutes into the game, holding Louisiana to 1-of-11 shooting to start the contest. The Ragin' Cajuns rolled off 19-straight points over a seven-minute span to take the lead and held on to a two-point advantage at halftime, 28-26.

The Broncos responded to their first haltime deficit of the season by shooting 42.6 percent from the field after intermission.

Boise State used a decided advantage on the glass to help control the game as well. The Broncos outrebounded the Ragin' Cajuns 41-29 for the game. Jeff Elorriaga grabbed a career-high 10 boards for game-high honors. Kenny Buckner grabbed four of his six on the offensive end, helping with Boise State's 13-4 advantage on second-chance points.


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