Boise State Hands Saint Mary's First Loss, 82-71
Dec. 6, 2014

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MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Derrick Marks scored 22 points and Boise State handed Saint Mary's (Calif.) its first loss of the season, 82-71 Saturday night, in Moraga, Calif. It snapped the Gaels' 33-game nonconference home winning streak, which was the fifth-longest streak in the nation entering the day.

Marks led the Broncos in scoring, rebounding (tied), assists (tied) and steals. He was 10-for-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.

Saint Mary's connected on seven 3-pointers in the first half to stay close, trailing by two, 41-39, at halftime. But the Gaels were blanked from distance in the second half.

Meanwhile the Broncos shot a crisp 58.8 percent in the game, connecting on 30-of-51 attempts from the field, draining 6-of-14 from three-point range and adding 16 of 19 from the line. It was Boise State's best shooting performance of the season.

Mikey Thompson and Anthony Drmic had 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Boise State (5-2).

James Webb III scored 10 points in a career-high 27 minutes off the bench. Webb also tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds. He has 22 points in the last two games after not scoring in the Broncos' first five, including not playing in two.

Brad Waldow scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's, shooting 9 of 22 from the field and a perfect 11 for 11 from the free throw line.

The Gaels were 25 of 63 from the field (39.7 percent) and finished the game 7 for 24 from distance.


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