Watkins Scores Career High as Broncos Defeat Pilots 92-70

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ryan Watkins had a career-high 19 points and grabbed a career-high-tying nine rebounds and Anthony Drmic scored 17 points to lead Boise State past Portland 92-70 on Wednesday night.

Derrick Marks scored 16 points and Westly Perryman 13 as the Broncos (8-1) won their fifth-consecutive game, and their 14th-straight at home. The streak is tied with Creighton for the 12th-longest in the country.

Tim Douglas scored 17 points and Ryan Nicholas 14 for the Pilots (3-6), who have lost two consecutive games and six of seven.

Portland cut a nine-point second-half deficit to 53-52 on Tanner Riley's two free throws with 14:21 left. The Broncos responded with a 13-2 spurt to take a 12-point advantage, and Boise State pulled away.

Boise State is 8-0 at home for the school's best start at Taco Bell Arena since going 13-0 during the 1997-98 campaign.

Boise State never trailed and was 26 of 33 from the free throw line. The Pilots were 11 of 21.

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