Boise State's 83-52 win over San Jose State set a new record for the largest margin of victory in a Mountain West Tournament game. The Broncos (20-12) led by as much as 42. The old record for largest margin of victory was 27, set in 2008. Derrick Marks had 17 points to lead Boise State, which shot 51.8 percent in the game. San Jose State shot 28.3 percent in the loss.
The Broncos will face Nevada in the quarterfinals of the tournament Thursday at 9:30 p.m. MT. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Halftime notes: Boise State played 20 of its best minutes of the season, and perhaps in recent seasons, scoring the first 25 points Wednesday and taking a 46-14 halftime lead. The Broncos shot 62.1 percent in the fist half and held San Jose State to 14.8 percent shooting. Derrick Marks had one point fewer than the entire San Jose State roster, scoring 13 in the first half. Igor Hadziomerovic had eight points, as did Ryan Watkins.
Pre-game notes: The Boise State men's basketball team (19-12) takes on San Jose State (7-23), coached by former Bronco assistant Dave Wojcik in his first season with the Spartans. The Broncos beat the Spartans 76-55 on Jan. 25 in Boise in the teams' only meeting this season. Boise State ended the regular season on a 1-3 skid, including back-to-back extra-period losses to Nevada and Air Force. Starting for Boise State on Wednesday are Mikey Thompson, Anthony Drmic, Derrick Marks, Jeff Elorriaga and Ryan Watkins.