Last-Minute Flurry Lifts Boise State Past 'Dogs
Kevin Olekaibe drives past Boise State's Anthony Drmic.
Kevin Olekaibe drives past Boise State's Anthony Drmic.
Jan. 23, 2013

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By @StephenTrembley
-- @FSAthletics

BOISE, Idaho --- The Fresno State men's basketball team aggressively ran its offense and contained one of the better outside shooting teams in the country until the game's final minute.

But the Bulldogs couldn't overcome the Broncos setting a Mountain West single game record with a perfect night at the free throw line and a game-winning flurry to hand Fresno State a 74-67 loss on Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena.

Allen Huddleston scored 20 points and hit a career-best five 3-pointers for Fresno State (7-11, 1-4 Mountain West). Tyler Johnson added 16 points for the Bulldogs, who lost despite going 10 of 17 from 3-point range.

Post-Game Interview
Head Coach Rodney Terry

  1st 2nd Final
Fresno State
(7-11, 1-4 MW)
26 41 67
Boise State
(14-4, 2-2 MW)
31 43 74
 Game Leaders
  Fresno State Boise State
 Points Huddleston 20 Marks 30
 Rebounds Brown 5 Watkins 18
 Assists Huddleston 5 Two w/ 3
 Steals Brown 3 Marks 3
 Blocks Upshaw 4 Hadziomerovic 2

 Team Comparison
  Fresno State Boise State
 PTS 67 74
 FG 22-47 (.468) 21-55 (.382)
 3pt FG 10-17 (.588) 6-16 (.375)
 FT 13-17 (.765) 26-26 (1.000)
 REB 4-20 (24) 14-23 (37)
 TO 13 10

Derrick Marks scored 30 points and Anthony Drmic added 23 for Boise State, while Ryan Watkins also chipped in 10 points and a career-best 18 rebounds, including eight on the offensive glass, for the Broncos

Drmic's driving basket with 1:09 to play snapped a 66-66 tie and the Broncos (14-4, 2-2 MW) made six free throws over the final 35 seconds to complete the school-record and conference-record 26 of 26 effort from the free-throw line and cap the 8-1 closing run.

Fresno State hosts Colorado State on Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT inside the Save Mart Center for Heroes Night when all Valley police, firefighters and emergency personnel can purchase tickets for just $5.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" --- Fresno State's 4-Game Flex Mini-Plan starts as low as $14 per game and can be purchased by calling 559-278-DOGS (Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) or visiting The flagship radio stations for Fresno State men's basketball are KMJ 580 AM (English/all games) and ESPN Deportes 1600 AM (Spanish/home games).



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