Fort Collins, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 19 points from Anthony Drmic, the Boise State Broncos took down the Colorado State Rams, 84-72, in a Mountain West Conference tilt at Moby Arena.
For the Broncos (17-9, 7-6 MWC), Thomas Bropleh added 18 points, Derrick Marks scored 13 and Ryan Watkins pulled down 12 rebounds.
Losers of four-straight, the Rams (14-13, 5-9) were led by Daniel Bejarano with a game-high 23 points, while J.J. Avila finished with 13 points and Carlton Hurst and Dwight Smith each chipped in with 11 points.
Boise State was red-hot from the field to start the game, knocking down its shots at a 62.5 percent clip, including 8-of-13 from 3-point range, in the first half. Trailing by six, 25-19, with under nine minutes to play in the half, the Broncos went on an 18-4 run to take the lead and went into the break with a 43-36 edge. Colorado State shot 48.4 percent from the field in the first half, but just 2-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Boise State cooled off a bit after intermission but still connected on 48.3 percent of its field goal tries, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Colorado State struggled with its shot in the second half, making just 40 percent of its field goal tries, although the Rams did hit on 4-of-10 from beyond the arc. The Rams cut their deficit to just 49-45 early in the second, but the Broncos ran off eight-straight points to take control and the Rams never challenged again.
The Broncos dominated at the perimeter, outscoring the Rams, 39-18, from 3- point range.