Saturday, January 4, 2014
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ryan Watkins scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds as Boise State posted an 86-79 victory over Fresno State in Mountain West play on Saturday night.
Anthony Drmic scored 19 points for the Broncos (11-3, 1-0), who built a big lead with a 20-0 first-half run.
Tyler Johnson scored 22 points, Marvelle Harris added 19 and Cezar Guerrero had 16 for Fresno State (7-8, 0-2), which lost for the fifth time in six games.
Boise State's 20 consecutive points gave it a 32-13 lead with 8:33 left in the first half. The Broncos made five 3-pointers during the surge - including two by Thomas Bropleh to cap it - and later pushed the lead to 24 en route to a 46-25 halftime edge.
Fresno State made a frantic second-half push to move within 82-76 on a 3-pointer by Harris with 26.6 seconds left before the Broncos held on.