Handling the hype
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The Bronco basketball team will play a closed-door scrimmage against Colorado on Saturday, about three weeks before Boise State welcomes Lewis-Clark State to Taco Bell Arena for its first public exhibition.
Earlier this week, Boise State was predicted to finish second in the Mountain West, according to a media poll. Juniors Derrick Marks and Anthony Drmic were named to the preseason all-conference team, attracting national attention that the program isn't accustomed to.
"Some truck driver was driving and stopped me in the middle of the road and was like 'Oh, looking forward to the season!", laughed Drmic. "People are behind him like 'What are you doing?'"
"It is much bigger than I thought it would be," he added.
"I try not to pay too much attention to it, because I'm not the type of person to believe any kind of hype," stated Marks, who later admitted it was cool to see himself on ESPN. "I try to be happy for only one day, then after that it's kind of over with."