Despite recently struggles, Boise State remains confident

Despite recently struggles, Boise State remains confident

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 7:09 AM

BOISE -- Following the programs best start in over 20 years, the Boise State men's basketball team has stumbled recently.

The Broncos have backed up a 14-2 start by winning just two of their first six games in Mountain West play.

"You just have to keep pushing and just don't let it get you down," said senior forward Kenny Buckner on Friday. "It's something you have to live and learn from.”

“Everybody hits a wall in their life. The ones that can get over that wall or through that wall are the successful ones."

It should be noted that Boise State has battled a bit of adversity in the process. Over the last three weeks, the Broncos' regular rotation on the court has suffered from suspensions, injuries and other illnesses.

Junior guard Jeff Elorriaga has missed three out of the last four games with concussion issues, while sophomore guard Derrick Marks was limited to just nine minutes in the last game against Colorado State because he was sick.

"These guys can play at a high high level. And, like I said, when you got them all together, they are playing at a high level," boasted head coach Leon Rice. "I don't want them to lose sight of that, and that's the mojo and the moxie that we have to play with tomorrow."

The Broncos tip of at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday against UNLV at Taco Bell Arena.

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