BOISE - Needing a moral boost, the Boise State men's basketball team finally got one against Colorado State on Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena.
Trailing 69-68 with 6.5 seconds left, sophomore guard Jeff Elorriaga inbounded the ball to freshman guard Derrick Marks who went coast-to-coast and scored the game-winning lay-up with 0.8 seconds remaining. Before a last second hailmary attempt even left the fingers of Rams guard Dorian Green, a majority of the 3,312 fans in attendance stormed the court to hoist Marks on their shoulders.
The Broncos improved to 12-12 on the season and 2-7 in the Mountain West with their second-straight conference victory. The Rams dropped to 15-9 overall and 4-5 in league play.
Marks finished with seven points, while junior center Kenny Buckner led the team with 20 points, going 10-of-12 from the field.
Freshman guard/forward Anthony Drmic added 10 points, and Tre Nichols recorded a career-high six assists.
Freshman guard Iggy Hadziomerovic returned from a broken foot that was suppose to keep him out the rest of the season, while senior guard Wes Perryman came back from a one-game suspension to play six minutes off the bench.
The Bronco will be back at home this Saturday against TCU.