Saturday, February 18, 2012

Final: Boise State Falls to #7 Washington 7-4

Bet the Huskies didn't think the Broncos would bring the tying run to the plate in the seventh inning.  Good game Broncos!

Boise State Brings the Tying Run to the Plate

Tara Glover singled in the seventh and Kellie Caplan walked.  Two outs in the top of the seventh.  Boise State needs three runs to extend the game.

Boise State Scores Three in the Fifth

The Broncos now trail Washington 7-4 after 5 1/2 innings.  

Christina Capobianco's hit drove in two and then she scored when Mackenzie Whyte doubled, Whyte's second RBI of the game.

Boise State is now batting in their half of the seventh, trying to extend the game.  They have one out.

UPDATE: Boise State Scores

The Broncos have scored a run against Washington and now trail 6-1 after 4 1/2 innings.  Allie Crump and Devon Bridges both walked.  Lindsey Nicholson came in to run for Crump.  Both runners advanced on Holly Bourke's grounder.  Mackenzie Whyte's single plated Nicholson for Boise State's first run against the seventh-ranked Huskies.

UPDATE: Boise State & Washington

The Huskies came up with two more runs in the second and now lead Boise State 5-0.  The Broncos are going to lose touch if they don't get going.

Boise State Falls Behind #7 Washington

For the second straight time, a nationally-ranked team has jumped on Boise State early.  Washington leads Boise State 3-0 in the first.

UCLA scored three runs early and only one run after that in a 4-1 win last night.  

Boise State Shuts Out San Diego 4-0

Boise State rebounded from just their second loss of the season to nationally-ranked UCLA by defeating San Diego 4-0 tonight in San Diego, California.

Aubray Zell was phenomenal in shutting down San Diego.  Zell allowed just two hits in a complete game effort.  She got hitting support from Tara Glover, who was 1-2 with two RBI's, Kellie Caplan (1-3) and Devon Bridges, who was 2-2 with an RBI.  

Boise State is now 6-2 and will play #7 Washington tonight.

UPDATE: Boise State Continues to Lead San Diego

Aubray Zell has turned in another gem thus far, allowing just two hits through six.  She is trying to close the door on San Diego for a Bronco victory.

Boise State Leads San Diego 4-1

The Lady Bronco softball team tallied three runs in the bottom of the fifth to lead San Diego 4-1 with San Diego now batting in the sixth.  

Boise State's "Cardiac Kids" Pull Out Another Thriller

A foul on Hank Thorns of TCU with two seconds remaining allowed Boise State's Anthony Drmic to go to the free-throw line and the Bronco freshman calmly sank both attempts to give Boise State a 65-64 win this afternoon in Taco Bell Arena in Boise. It was the Broncos' second consecutive heart-stopping victory.

Thorns had put his team up 64-62 with 32 seconds remaining. Drmic followed by sinking one-of-two free throws to draw within one with nine seconds left, then wisely immediately fouled, a move that would put TCU in the bonus on Boise State's next foul.  Drew Wiley then followed with a foul on TCU's in-bounds pass that put Craig Williams on the line with six seconds remaining.

Williams missed the front end of the one-and-one and Drmic was fouled on the rebound, setting the stage for more Bronco heroics. Boise State had defeated Colorado State Wednesday night when Derrick Marks went coast to coast on a runner that gave Boise State a 70-69 victory.

Neither team shot well, with TCU 23-57 (40.4%) and Boise State only slightly better at 42.9% (24-56). But the Horned Frogs found their range from the three-point line, connecting on 12-of-25 shots for a blistering 48% that kept Boise State from pulling away down the stretch.

TCU jumped out to a 15-6 lead early, but Coach Leon Rice's team battled back and only trailed 28-26 at the half. The teams traded baskets for the opening nine minutes, until Thomas Bropleh's trey gave Boise State a 42-39 lead. Boise State grabbed their biggest lead at 50-44 with 7:56 left on another Bropleh three, assisted by Jeff Elorriaga, and led 59-54 after Marks' jumper with 3:17 left.

But Garlon Green came back on the next possession for one of his three three-pointers and Thorns tied the game at 59 with 2:05 left. Williams connected on a three for TCU, but Wiley answered that with a trey of his own to once again tie the game at 62 with 1:02 left, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.

Marks led Boise State with 13 points, while Kenny Buckner had 12 points and Drmic 10.

Williams had an excellent game for TCU, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Boise State travels to Las Vegas, Nevada to challenge #13 UNLV after taking the Rebels to the wire last month in Boise.

Broncos Win Another Thriller

A TCU foul on Hank Thorns with two seconds left allowed Anthony Drmic two free-throw opportunities.  The Boise State freshman calmly sank both, leading the Broncos to their second consecutive last-second win, 65-64!

Boise State TCU UPDATE

TCU leads 64-63.  Seven seconds left and the ball.

Boise State & TCU at 62 Apiece

Three-pointers by Craig Williams of TCU and Drew Wiley have left the score knotted at 62-62 with 35 seconds left.  TCU shooting free throws.


Boise State can't stop the three-point shot and TCU moves to 59-57 with 2:44 remaining and then ties it one possession later.  Marks has 13 points now to lead the Broncos.

One minute and 47 seconds left to decide the game.

UPDATE: TCU Unable to Regain Lead

Boise State has kept TCU at bay for several minutes, although it has been a back-and-forth affair.  With 3:44 left, Boise State leads 57-54.

Derrick Marks has taken charge in the last few minutes after being held scoreless in the first half.

UPDATE: Broncos Lead TCU 47-44

but Boise State has missed opportunities the last two trips down the court that could have extended their lead.  A little over 8 minutes left.  Kenny Buckner leads the Broncos with 12 points.

Bropleh's Three-Pointer Puts Boise State Up

A trey from Thomas Bropleh has given Boise State a 42-41 lead over TCU with 10:31 left in the game.

UPDATE: TCU Over Boise State 30-29

The second half is underway at Taco Bell Arena and TCU has the lead just a minute in.

Boise State Has Come Back to Lead TCU

24-23 with 2:59 left in the half.  TCU is 8-26 from the field so far.

TCU Leads Boise State Early

Well, if TCU can sweep the Broncos along with their win over Boise State in football, I guess they deserve the Big 12 bid.  They lead Boise State 15-6 early, much better than either UNLV or San Diego State did against the Broncos.  Thought that maybe Boise State's young players had figured it out after their win against Colorado State.

TCU Holds Off Boise State 73-69

Boise State made a spirited rally in the final minute, rallying from 11 down, but TCU held on for the win 73-69.

The Lady Broncos fell to an even .500 with the loss (13-13) while seeing their Mountain West mark fall to 4-7.  TCU is also 13-13 overall but 6-5 in the MWC.

UPDATE: TCU Grabs Control

Boise State hung in for 34 minutes, but it appears TCU is going to get the win, with a 73-63 lead.  51 seconds remain.

TCU Jumps Ahead of Boise State

The Horned Frog women now lead Boise State 55-54 with seven minutes left.

Boise State-TCU Women's Update

Broncos continue to lead TCU, 28-24 at the half.

Bronco Women Hanging with TCU Early

Boise State leads TCU 15-13 with 10 minutes left in the half.