The Boise State men's basketball team defeated UNLV 77-72 Saturday night's game at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State wing Anthony Drmic led the Broncos with 22 points. Boise State snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory against the Rebels.
Anthony Bennett led UNLV with 25 points.
Boise State starting guard Igor Hadziomerovic did not dress for the game because of a foot injury. The sophomore is averaging 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season. Mikey Thompson started in place of Hadziomerovic.
Guard Jeff Elorriaga (concussions) returned to action. Elorriaga has missed the last two games and three of the last four games. He is averaging 11.4 points per game and is shooting 48.3 percent from 3-point range. Elorriaga had 11 points, including three 3-pointers.
UNLV forward Mike Moser was ejected with four minutes, seven seconds remaining in the first half after a flagrant foul on Drmic.
A few notes:
It was Leon Rice's 50th victory as head coach at Boise State. He reached 50 wins in fewer games (86) than any Boise State men's basketball coach since the Broncos joined Division I in 1970. Former coach Rod Jensen earned his 50th win in his 89th game.
Drmic has scored at least 20 points eight times this season. It is the most for a Bronco since the 2007-08 season when Reggie Larry had 20 games with at least 20 points and Matt Nelson had 10 such games. Drmic has scored in double figures in 11 straight games, the longest active streak in the Mountain West.
Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Boise State is 31-14 (.689) in games that Elorriaga starts. The Broncos are 19-22 (.463) in games that he does not start. "Hes our glue guy. He makes key shots, key defensive stops. It just seems Jeffs involve in all of those, Drmic said.
Thompson had a career-high nine rebounds.
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