Boise State drops third straight game with 76-70 loss at Utah State

February 8, 2014 

The Boise State men's basketball team fell to 15-9 overall and 5-6 in the Mountain West with a 76-70 loss to the Utah State Aggies on Saturday. The Aggies made 13 of their first 18 shots from the field in the second half, leading by as much as 10. The Broncos were unable to get within three after that. Anthony Drmic's 26 points led the Broncos, while Derrick Marks added 21. Utah State made 15-of-24 shots in the second half, a 62.5 percent shooting percentage.

Halftime notes: Boise State and Utah State are knotted at 33-33 at the half here in Logan, Utah. Juniors Derrick Marks and Anthony Drmic have 11 points apiece to lead the Broncos. Ten different players have entered the game for Boise State, each playing at least four minutes. Both teams shot well in the first half — Boise State was 13-of-28 (46.4 percent), and Utah State was 14-of-27 (51.9 percent). In the teams' last meeting Jan. 18, the Aggies had only 23 rebounds to the Broncos' 35. In the first half, Utah State had a 16-13 rebounding advantage.

Pre-game notes: The Boise State men's basketball will look to snap a two-game losing streak in a place the Broncos have never won in 17 prior visits — Logan, Utah. The Broncos (15-8, 5-5) take on the Utah State Aggies (13-9, 3-7) at 4:05 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network. Boise State defeated Utah State 78-74 in the two teams' last meeting, Jan. 18 in Boise. Utah State s No. 6 in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (41.5 percent), and No. 8 in assists per game (16.9). Boise State forces 12.8 turnovers per game to Utah State's 8.5. Boise State senior guard Jeff Elorriaga (8.3 ppg) is a game-time decision, as he is battling an injured back. He did not play the second half last Saturday at UNLV and missed all of Wednesday's game against No. 5 San Diego State.

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