Nevada tops Boise State 83-81 in double overtime in Broncos' home finale

March 5, 2014 

The Boise State Broncos fell 83-81 in double overtime to Nevada in the Broncos' home finale. It was another tough loss for the Broncos at home — they had two losses during conference play come on the final shot. Senior Ryan Watkins had a career-high 27 points against the Wolf Pack. Fellow senior Thomas Bropleh had seven points and eight rebounds and senior Jeff Elorriaga had 15 points. Nevada shot 45.2 percent in the win, Boise State shot 40.6 percent.

Halftime notes: Boise State shot just 25.8 percent (8-of-31) in the first 20 minutes, trailing 32-24 at halftime against Nevada. The Broncos' three seniors had 22 of their 24 points — Jeff Elorriaga had nine, Ryan Watkins had nine and Thomas Bropleh had four. Watkins crossed the 1,000-point plateau with his second basket of the game, becoming the 25th player in Boise State history to reach that mark.

Pre-game notes: The Boise State men's basketball team, coming off a 72-63 win at Wyoming on Saturday, hosts Nevada on Wednesday night in the Broncos' regular season home finale. Three seniors — Jeff Elorriaga, Ryan Watkins and Thomas Bropleh — will be honored before the game. A win Wednesday for the Broncos will clinch a bye in next week's Mountain West tournament. Leading scorer Anthony Drmic (16.9 ppg) did not play at Wyoming after suffering an ankle injury in a loss last Wednesday, but did suit up and took part in warmups an hour before the game.

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