On the Marks, Boise State wins on last second shot

On the Marks, Boise State wins on last second shot

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on February 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 2:52 AM

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.

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