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Boise State 68, Utah State 63

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Boise State made six 3-pointers in the second half at Utah State on Tuesday, none bigger than a deep shot by Derrick Marks with the shot clock expiring that broke a 60-60 tie and helped the Broncos end their run of futility in Logan with a 68-63 win over the Aggies.

Marks, who came into the night averaging 25.9 points per game since Jan. 1, followed up his 28-footer by stealing the ball in the backcourt. He fed forward James Webb for a dunk to give the Broncos (16-6, 6-3 Mountain West) a 65-60 lead with 2:38 to play.

Utah State forward David Collette hit a layup to cut the margin to 65-62, and a free throw by guard Darius Perkins made it 65-53 with 1:16 to play. But on the ensuing possession, Marks corralled a loose ball after a mad scramble with 44.4 seconds left, and made the first of two free-throw attempts. Utah State (12-10, 5-5) misfired on the other end, and Webb knocked down two more free throws for the final margin.

Marks scored 23 points to lead Boise State, which entered the night 0-18 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Webb added 18 and forward Nick Duncan had 17.

Collette led the Aggies with 17 points.

Alan is an experienced writer of online betting and casino guides. He is one of the main editors of Basketballinsiders.

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