Boise State Basketball Weekly: March 4th

Derrick Marks went crazy and Boise State has won four-in-a-row

So, full disclosure... I wasn't at Saturday's Blackout Game. The truth is, I love basketball, and the IHSAA tournament at the Idaho Center is a pretty unique experience. I just enjoy all of the fans and fun high school kids have out there. Plus, state basketball tournaments mark the beginning of the Madness. In retrospect, I am very sad I missed out on an amazing atmosphere at TBA and an even more amazing performance by Derrick Marks.

The Mountain West

Currently, Boise State holds the 5th seed to the MWC Tournament. Unless Boise State wins both games this week which would bump them up to 3rd, it looks like we'll play back-to-back games with SDSU.

Last Week

After wins against Nevada and Colorado State, the Broncos have won four-in-a-row and have guaranteed themselves no worse than .500 in league play.



This pretty much sums up the Nevada game...



Colorado State is HUGE... and we outrebounded them 31-30. Oh, and our sophomore guard outscored them 33-29 in the second half including 24 consecutive points for the Broncos. Just nuts.

Season Stats


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Anthony Drmic 28 31.9 5.5 12.0 46.0 2.4 6.1 38.6 3.4 4.4 78.0 1.0 3.6 4.7 2.4 2.0 0.6 0.3 3.0 16.9
Derrick Marks 27 30.0 5.4 11.1 48.8 0.7 1.6 46.5 4.9 5.8 83.4 0.7 2.9 3.6 4.0 3.2 1.9 0.4 2.9 16.5
Jeff Elorriaga 25 33.0 3.5 7.9 44.2 3.0 6.6 45.5 0.4 0.6 68.8 0.3 3.0 3.4 2.2 0.7 1.2 0.0 2.3 10.4
Ryan Watkins 28 22.0 3.6 5.9 61.0 0.0 0.1 50.0 1.6 2.1 76.3 3.3 3.9 7.2 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.4 2.9 8.8
Mikey Thompson 26 26.3 3.0 7.6 40.1 0.8 2.0 41.5 1.4 2.1 67.3 0.6 1.8 2.4 1.4 1.8 0.6 0.0 1.5 8.3
Igor Hadziomerovic 25 26.5 2.2 5.6 38.8 0.6 2.2 28.6 0.8 1.4 57.1 0.5 2.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.9 0.2 2.3 5.8
Kenny Buckner 25 17.8 2.4 3.7 64.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.2 58.6 1.8 3.1 4.9 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.3 2.3 5.5
Thomas Bropleh 26 12.3 1.2 3.4 36.4 0.5 1.7 26.7 0.4 0.7 64.7 0.4 1.5 1.9 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 1.3 3.3
Joe Hanstad 22 8.5 0.5 1.1 41.7 0.2 0.7 33.3 0.3 0.4 75.0 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.7 1.4
Vukasin Vujovic 9 4.0 0.3 1.4 23.1 0.1 0.6 20.0 0.4 0.4 100.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.2
Darrious Hamilton 16 4.6 0.3 0.8 41.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 58.3 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.8 1.1
Jake Ness 14 4.9 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 83.3 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4

This Week

Boise State

Record: 20-8, 8-6 MWC

AP Ranking: NR

RPI: 44 (Last Week: 47)

Best Win: UNLV (RPI: 16), Colorado State (RPI: 17)

Worst Loss: @Utah (RPI: 179)

@UNLV - Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, 8:00pm MST, Las Vegas, NV

Quick turnaround for Coach Rice's crew, but that means we get basketball tomorrow! Hooray!

TV: TWCSN - DIRECTV Ch. 691 (TWCSN is not available on DISH or Cable One)

Record: 22-7, 9-5 MWC

AP Ranking: NR

RPI: 16

Best Win: New Mexico (RPI: 2)

Worst Loss: @Fresno State (RPI: 148)

Last Time: Boise State won 77-72 behind 22pts from Anthony Drmic.

Key Player: Anthony Bennett (16.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg; 25 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks against Boise State on Feb. 2)

Bennett is a stud. He is currently projected to be drafted 7th overall. I hope the Kings Sonics Draft him.

San Diego State - Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 1:30pm MST, Taco Bell Arena

It's Senior Night at Taco Bell Arena. This game will be important and Boise State should be motivated... losing the last two games to SDSU by buzzer beaters tends to do that for a team. Another signature win wouldn't hurt, but it also could prove pivotal in determining seeding to the MWC Tournament that begins March 12. Farewell Kenny!!!

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TV: NBCSN - DIRECTV Ch. 691; DISH Ch. 159; Cable One Ch. 326

Record: 20-8, 8-6 MWC

AP Ranking: NR

RPI: 33

Best Win: New Mexico (RPI: 2)

Worst Loss: @Air Force (RPI: 84)

Last Time: Boise State lost 63-62-72 on a buzzer-beating 3.

Key Player: Jamaal Franklin (17.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg; 14 points, 8 rebounds against Boise State on Feb. 6)

Crawford is also very good. He is currently projected to be drafted 22nd overall.

Your Thoughts?

How is it being a basketball fan in Boise? How was the Blackout... awesome or super awesome? Am I banished for not attending?

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