Boise State's men's basketball team routed New Orleans 100-80 in its first road game of the season Saturday to improve to 4-0. The Broncos had five scorers in double figures, led by Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks' 24 points apiece. Jeff Elorriaga added 18, Igor Hadziomerovic had 13, and Thomas Bropleh had 10.
"I had a good feeling they were focused and they were dialed into the task at hand," Boise State coach Leon Rice said.
Boise State shot 51.6 percent from the field in the win. The Broncos' next game is Wednesday at Boise's CenturyLink Arena against Idaho.
The Broncos did not trail Saturday, and led by as much as 30. They hit 10-of-22 3-pointers, led by Elorriaga's 6-of-8 shooting. He is now 18-of-27 from 3-point range this season.
Boise State came out hot and kept its foot on the gas, taking a 52-28 halftime lead.
The Privateers had just one field goal in the first nine minutes, while the Broncos, leading the nation in scoring, again were stout on offense, shooting 53.1 percent in the first half. Drmic had 13 points at the half, Elorriaga had 12 and Hadziomerovic has 11. Drmic's last basket of the half, a layup, gave him 1,001 career points. He is the 23rd Boise State player to get 1,000 career points.
"I thought he was great," Rice said. "He drove as hard as I've ever seen him drive."