The Boise State basketball regular season ended Saturday with a dud in San Jose, Calif.
The Broncos lost 68-63 to San Jose State, which still finishes last in the Mountain West standings and was on a six-game losing streak.
Boise State was 2-of-19 from 3-point range (10.5), 22-of-58 from the field (37.9 percent) and 17-of-28 from the free throw line (60.7),
“We were just sloppy in a lot of aspects. We never got in a flow all day. ... As a staff, we knew this was a trap game and our guys fell for it,” Boise State coach Leon Rice said in his post-game radio show on KBOI 670 AM.
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“It was a painful lesson.’’
It was the Spartans’ first win over the Broncos since 2010, and only their third in a series that has been played 30 times.
Boise State (20-11, 11-7 MW) is the No. 3 seed going into the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas. The Broncos play No. 6 Colorado State or No. 11 San Jose State in a quarterfinal at 9:30 p.m. MT Thursday (CBSSN).
Boise State senior guard/forward Anthony Drmic scored 13 points to move into second place on the school’s all-time scoring list (passing Steve Connor, 1,927 from 1974-78). Drmic has 1,930 career points and needs 14 to tie leader Tanoka Beard (1989-93).
Junior James Webb III had 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out for the sixth time this season. Nick Duncan added 11 points.
Brandon Clarke had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (9-21, 4-14).
Mountain West Tournament
Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas
Wednesday’s first round
▪ No. 8 Wyoming vs. No. 9 Utah State, noon
▪ No. 7 UNLV vs. No. 10 Air Force, 2:30 p.m.
▪ No. 6 Colorado State vs. No. 11 San Jose State, 5 p.m.
▪ No. 1 San Diego State vs. Wyoming/Utah State, 1 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
▪ No. 4 New Mexico vs. No. 5 Nevada, 3:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
▪ No. 2 Fresno State vs. UNLV/Air Force, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
▪ No. 3 Boise State vs. Colorado State/San Jose State, 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
▪ TBD, 7 p.m. (CBSSN) and 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
▪ TBD, 4 p.m. (CBS)