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Anderson's Milestone Basket Gives Broncos Late Win

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BOISE, Idaho—La’Shard Anderson has scored 1,001 points in his Boise State career, none bigger than the two that gave the Broncos a one-point lead with 0.1 seconds to play in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen Tuesday, against Austin Peay. Boise State went on to win 83-80 at Taco Bell Arena.

Anderson’s layup just before the buzzer marked the 12th lead change of a back-and-forth second half and gave the Broncos their first postseason win in nearly seven years.

One of seven Bronco seniors looking to extend their careers, Anderson gave Boise State a 79-78 lead with 40 seconds to go, its first lead in more than eight minutes. The Governors took the lead back with less than six seconds to play on a floater by Caleb Brown.

Boise State head coach Leon Rice elected not to call timeout and Anderson sliced through the scrambling defense all the way to the low block before hoisting a shot off the glass. The ball rolled around the rim and fell through with a tenth of a second left on the clock.

After Anderson’s heroics the Governors called a timeout, but had none remaining. Paul Noonan sank a pair of technical free throws to provide the final margin.

Anderson finished with 10 points, including five-straight in the final two minutes. Daequon Montreal led four Broncos in double figures with 14 points.

The Broncos (21-12) jumped out to a 10-point lead in the game’s first 10 minutes behind a barrage of 3-pointers. Jeff Elorriaga matched his career high of 12 points by the 10:26 mark of the opening half with four triples.

The Governors (20-14) stormed back to within one point at the break thanks in large part to 22 points from Brown in the first 20 minutes. Brown’s jumper to give Austin Peay the lead with less than six seconds to play was his only points of the second half.

Boise State advances to the second round of the CBI and will host Evansville Monday, at Taco Bell Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Purple Aces (16-15) defeated Hofstra Tuesday, 77-70.