Poor shooting, defense blamed in Broncos home loss

Poor shooting, defense blamed in Broncos home loss

Poor shooting, defense blamed in Broncos home loss

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

BOISE -- For the second time this season, the Boise State men's basketball team has dropped two in a row.

The Broncos most recent loss came at home Saturday at the hands of Wyoming.

Boise State led the Cowboys by nine with a little over eight minutes left in the game, but saw that lead slip away thanks to good defense by Wyoming and poor shooting by the Broncos.

The Broncos only made one bucket and two free throws in the final 8:52.  They finished the game shooting just 32-percent.

"We were in good position, pulling away and then we stopped making the ball go through the hole and we didn't get stops," said head coach Leon Rice after the game. "Everyone wants to talk about the missed shots and missed free throws and stuff, but hey, we gotta dig in and get those stops. And for us to be a championship-level team, we gotta do that and we didn't do that tonight."

Saturday night's shooting was extraordinarily bad for the Broncos. During the last three games before Wyoming, the Broncos made on average 8 more shots than they did Saturday.

Coach Rice and company hope to turn things around at Nevada (9-8, 4-0 MWC) on Tuesday. The game tips off at 8 p.m. MT.

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