Well that was an exciting finish to the regular season...
Raise your hand if on January 11, you said Boise State would come back to win 14 of their last 15 games to win the conference. Now put your hand down, because you were lying.
Yet that's exactly what the Broncos did, they beat Utah State at the Spectrum, beat the Lobos at The Pit (or whatever they're calling it now), beat UNLV at the Thomas and Mack, beat San Diego State at Viejas and now took revenge on Fresno State for an earlier loss on Senior Night.
Impressed yet? You should be. This team means business, and they affirmed that tonight with a statement win, and a share of the conference title.
The Broncos jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game and never looked back. The score probably should have been 15-0 or 16-0, as Boise State were missing many shots to start the game. James Webb III, who was limited to six points in the previous match-up against the Bulldogs, had seven points in the first 10 minutes of the game. He would finish 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Derrick Marks, who had been phenomenal all season long (and really, throughout his whole career at Boise State), ended the night with 14 points, fouling out and leaving the court to a standing ovation. Some shouts of "MVP" could be heard, and they would be rightly justified in saying it. Marks leads the conference with 20.0 PPG and the next closest person is nearly 3.0 PPG away.
Nick Duncan and Mikey Thompson added 14 points each to complete the Broncos top scorers column. For the Bulldogs, Cezar Guerrero and Marvelle Harris had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
To the 11-thousand plus people in attendance tonight, the Broncos made one more statement that the scoreboard and this season have been reflecting all year long: Boise State is also a basketball school.