Boise State lost its second-consecutive game Saturday night, falling to visiting Saint Mary's 82-74. The Gaels improved to 8-0 with the win.
Derrick Marks led the Broncos in scoring with 22 points. Jeff Elorriaga was 6-of-9 from three point range and scored 20 points total, but it was his former high school teammate Stephen Holt that stole the show at Taco Bell Arena.
Holt led all scorers with 24 points and six assists, leading the Gaels to a win in their first road game of the season.
"Stephen Holt, my teammate, has never done that in his life," exclaimed Elorriaga after the game. "So when he did that, I was like 'Stephen, why didn't you do this in high school?'"
"God bless Stephen, but wrong night to do it," he added.
Saint Mary's led by as many as 16 points in the first half, before Boise State closed the gap to two at the break.
"When you play good teams, they expose anything you do wrong," explained Broncos coach Leon Rice. "We didn't do a ton of things that were awful, but there was enough that we have to get better at."
Boise State could possibly meet Saint Mary's again in the Diamondhead Classic Tournament, which begins in Hawai'i next week.