Saturday, February 2, 2013

Other Mountain West Basketball Scores

#20 New Mexico came from behind to blast the team that whipped Boise State, Nevada, by a score of 79-62.
Air Force scored a 50-47 win over #22 San Diego State.
Colorado State blew away Wyoming 65-46.

Broncos Knock Off UNLV 77-72

Boise State's on-again, off-again 2012-2013 basketball team downed highly-regarded UNLV tonight, 77-72, in Taco Bell Arena.

That just happens to be the third highly-regarded team the Broncos have topped this season, as the Rebels join Creighton and Wyoming as Boise State victims.  Perhaps no coincidence that Jeff Eliorriaga, the quarterback of the Bronco team, returned to action tonight after a serious concussion.

Whatever the reason, Coach Leon Rice's team didn't play at all like the team that was defeated by double digits by both Nevada and Colorado State.  The Broncos led from start to finish in knocking off UNLV.  Anthony Drmic led Boise State with 22 points, including three three-pointers and 9-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line.  Derrick Marks added 17 while Ryan Watkins had 12 points and Elorriaga 11.

Anthony Bennett poured in 25 points to lead the Rebels while Anthony Marshall had 18.  

Boise State is now 15-6 with the win but just 3-4 in Mountain West Conference play.  UNLV falls to 17-5 on the season and 4-3 in the MWC.  Boise State faces a tough road conference next Wednesday against San Diego State before hosting Wyoming one week from tonight.  Rumor has it the Boise State students have something special planned--might be a good idea to be on hand to witness it.

Bronco Women Down to UNLV

The Lady Broncos are trailing UNLV 36-28 at the half.

Sexton Takes Shot

Boise State's Chase Sexton captured the prize in the men's shot put at the Bronco Classic in Nampa.  Sexton heaved the shot 56-feet, 8.75-inches.

Lohman Wins Weight Throw at Bronco Classic

Will Lohman of Boise State was the victor in the men's weight throw competition today at Jackson's Track in Nampa.  Lohman heaved the ball 59-feet, 10.50 inches.

O'Donoghue-McDonald Takes 800

Yet another win for Boise State today at the Bronco Classic.  Drew O'Donoghue-McDonald took the men's 800 meters wiht a time of 1:54.41.         

Bates Wins 800

Emma Bates edged Utah's Rosalie Waller to win the 800-meters at the Bronco Classic this afternoon.  Bates was clocked in 2:11.14 to 2:11.70 for Waller.

Rolando Trammel Wins 60 Hurdles

It took just 8.02 seconds for Boise State's Rolando Trammel to go from start to finish in the men's 60-meter hurdles as the Broncos are dominating the Bronco Classic in Nampa over Utah and Utah State.

Manoah Wesson Wins 400

Manoah Wesson led a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep in the 400 at the Bronco Classic.  Wesson crossed the tape in 47.71.

Bennett, Pierce Go 1-2 in the 400

Chalk up yet another win by Boise State over the newest member of the Pac-12.  Utah was chosen in conference expansion over the Broncos two years ago.  Boise State's Yvonne Bennett and Cyntrail Pierce (both with 57.02) got the best of Utah's Alyssa Johnson today in the 400 meters at the Bronco Classic in Nampa.

VanderMalle Wins Mile As Broncos Take 3 of Top 4 Places

Marissa VanderMalle captured the mile today at the Bronco Track Classic at Jackson's Track in Nampa.  VanderMalle ran the distance in 4:55.02, edging Utah State's Alex Litzsinger (4:56.12).  Rick Morrill of Boise State was third (5:04.42) while Lauren Lucas (5:05.39) took fourth.