Marks making his teammates better

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Boise State's Derrick Marks celebrates following an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Marks scored 35 points in Boise State's 83-70 win. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Derrick Marks can score, he's proven that ever since arriving on Boise State's campus last season. This year, he's really turned it on, putting up 24 points in East Lansing against Michigan State, or his establishing a new career-high with 35 against the Creighton Blue Jays.

In 2011-12, the Broncos scheduled a nearly two week break between their non-conference scheduled and their Mountain West Conference tip, but this time around BSU filled that void with a couple lower tier teams. Marks used those contests to improve his all-around game, and give his teammates some time in the spotlight.

"You know, he could have probably had 40, you know, if he really desired to, but his priority was his teammates. He took two shots, and that's so unique. If you can put a thumb on the success of what we've done, I think that's the reason, the number one thing that goes behind these guys is that their unselfishness," said head coach Leon Rice.

"I mean, I could have easily just went out there and scored, or whatever. But I just like seeing my teammates make shots, and I think it'll help us because we're gonna need the confidence," added Marks.

That confidence will come in handy Wednesday might, when the Broncos open up their Mountain West season against the undefeated Wyoming Cowboys. Tip time is 8 pm (MTN) and you can catch that game on Root Sports.