Senior night is a special, and memorable, night for athletes who are participating in their last collegiate home game. To that end, the Broncos wanted to send out the four seniors: Lonnie Jackson, Montigo Alford, Anthony Drmic, and Mikey Thompson in style. As a really neat gesture, all four of the Broncos got the start for tonight's tilt with Nevada.
All four seniors getting the start tonight! pic.twitter.com/nxeCjecI6r— Boise State Men's BB (@BroncoSportsMBB) March 3, 2016
Anthony Drimc needed 50 points at the start the night to take the Bronco all-team points title. He started it off with a bang hitting his first four shots (three from the field and one beyond the arc) for 9 points, an assist and 2 rebounds in the first five minutes of the game. This helped spark the Broncos to a quick 14-4 lead over the Wolfpack. Playing with a fire, he was able to finish the first half with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. The double-digit scoring output generally bodes well for the Broncos:
James Webb subbed in after being absent from Saturday's game versus San Diego State. Webb had contributed a block and a rebound early on to help test his knee. Though he wore a brace, he was able to be effective for the Broncos in the half. Webb had left the game for a few minutes after what appeared to be a another tweak to his knee, he was able to leave the half with 5 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Nick Duncan did Nick Duncan things and was able to contribute 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists for the half.
And, apparently, Mikey Thompson can dunk?
Boise State's Mikey Thompson gets a lot of air time before dunking the ball in a Mountain West game against Nevada. pic.twitter.com/ndvoTpl5Q6— Adam Eschbach (@AdamEschbach) March 3, 2016
Both Lonnie Jackson and Montigo Alford were limited early in the half as they both had three personal fouls before intermission.
The second half saw more of the first, just the Broncos' lead widen.
Drmic added another 11 points in the second half to go with 7 more rebounds. He ended the game with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists. The 22 points puts him in sole possession of third place all-time in Boise State scoring. This was also just his fourth career double-double.
And he gets a pretty awesome send off.
Anthony Drmic makes his exit on Senior Night with 22 points, 11 rebounds and a huge ovation. pic.twitter.com/Q7ub5IYjcI— Boise State Men's BB (@BroncoSportsMBB) March 3, 2016
Despite Webb tweaking his knee, nothing too serious, Webb was able to get 23 minutes. He nabbed 15 points on 7-12 shooting from the floor and a three-pointer. He was also just shy of another double-double with 7 rebounds. But valuing a healthy Webb for the conference tournament, the junior star wisely came out of the game.
As for the other seniors: Thompson finished the game with 7 points; Alford had 6 points and 4 rebounds; Jackson had 3 points.
In a statement game, the Broncos were able to put together quite the complete effortthat did not have the usual "let down" in the second half. A confidence-builder and a perfect way to end their home careers, the Broncos came away with a win that never got closer than four points.
The Broncos next face off against San Jose State in San Jose. The Mountain West tournament starts on March 9th.