Marks-ism pays off for Boise State in huge win
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When the Broncos left Boise for Fort Collins in January, Derrick Marks (the team's leading scorer at the time) seemed in perfect health. However, by the time tip-off rolled around, Marks was suffering from flu-like symptoms. He only ended up playing 9 minutes, and BSU lost by 20.
No coughing, wheezing, or sneezing could stop Marks Saturday night.
Derrick scored a career-high 38 points, leading Boise State to a 78-65 win over Colorado State in front of a sellout crowd at Taco Bell Arena. Marks scored 33 of those points in the final 20 minutes, opening the second half with an 11-for-11 shooting performance.
Boise State trailed 36-34 at halftime, after Colorado State closed the final minutes on an 8-0 run.
Anthony Drmic was the only other Bronco to score in double figures, putting up 15 points.
The sellout crowd (11,238) was Boise State's first of the season.
The Broncos (20-8, 8-6 MWC) surge into a tie for fourth-place in the Mountain West Conference with two regular season games remaining. New Mexico (25-4, 12-2 MWC) clinched the conference with Colorado State's loss.