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Fresno State's Robert Upshaw, right, blocks the shot of Boise State's Derrick Marks (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 74-67. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Marks scored 30 points and Anthony Drmic added 23 as Boise State defeated Fresno State 74-67 Wednesday night.

Drmic's driving basket with 1:09 to play snapped a 66-66 tie and the Broncos (14-4, 2-2 Mountain West) made six free throws over the final 35 seconds to complete a school-record and conference-record 26 of 26 effort from the free-throw line.

Allen Huddleston scored 20 points and hit a career-best five 3-pointers for Fresno State (7-11, 1-4). Tyler Johnson added 16 points for the Bulldogs, who lost for the eighth time in 10 games despite going 10 of 17 from 3-point range.

Ryan Watkins had a career-high 18 rebounds to go with 10 points for Boise State, which played the second half without Jeff Elorriaga. The Broncos' guard missed the previous game with a concussion and coach Leon Rice said Elorriaga hit his head on the floor after taking a hard fall in the final seconds of the first half.

Marks hit all 12 of his free-throw attempts en route to his second 30-point outing of the season. He tallied 35 in an upset of Creighton on Nov. 28 and is the first Boise State player with two 30-point games in the same season since La'Shard Anderson in 2010-11.

Watkins had eight offensive rebounds as the Broncos had a 37-24 edge on the boards.

Boise State led 41-31 with less than 16 minutes left but Fresno State used a 15-2 spurt to take a three-point lead with 12:31 remaining.

The Broncos recovered and Marks' basket gave Boise State a 59-53 lead with 5:24 to go. Huddleston hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of an 11-2 run that gave Fresno State a three-point edge with 2:55 remaining.

Huddleston's basket with 1:35 left tied the score at 66 prior to Boise State's game-deciding flourish.

Marvelle Harris added 10 points and Robert Upshaw blocked four shots for Fresno State.

Elorriaga entered the contest as the Mountain West's leader in 3-point percentage at 49.1. He missed Saturday's loss to Air Force after sustaining a concussion against New Mexico on Jan. 16. A school spokesman said Elorriaga will be further evaluated Thursday.

Boise State reserve center Kenny Buckner played 25 minutes in his return from a three-game suspension for violation of team rules.

Fresno State never trailed over the first 13 minutes, taking an 18-11 lead as the Broncos started 4 of 21 from the field. Boise State rattled off the next 10 points as part of a half-ending 20-8 surge for a 31-26 halftime lead.