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.
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