The Boise State mens basketball team lost its three-game winning streak and its national momentum with a 76-55 loss to Utah at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, the Broncos received Top 25 votes, mostly on the heels of last weeks road victory over No. 11 Creighton.
Derrick Marks had 18 points, Mikey Thompson added 16 and Ryan Watkins finished with 8, but Boise State (6-2) couldnt recover from a slow start. The Broncos trailed by as many as 21 points in the first half.
They shot 40 percent from the field, while the Utes (6-2) hit 68 percent of their shots. Utah, led by former Idaho Stampede coach Larry Krystkowiak, also outrebounded Boise State 31-18.
They just handed us our hats. ... It was just one of those nights where wed be in the right place and we couldnt even catch the ball, Boise State coach Leon Rice said on his postgame radio show on KBOI. If were not the hungry dog, were going to get beat and we definitely werent that tonight.
Jarred DuBois scored 18 points for Utah, which led 41-25 at halftime. Jason Washburn had 13 points and Jordan Loveridge contributed 11 as the two players combined to make 11-of-14 shots.
Boise States next game is at home against LSU on Dec. 14.