Broncos beat Wyoming, sweep a MWC team for first time

Broncos beat Wyoming, sweep a MWC team for first time »Play Video
Wyoming's Leonard Washington (0) blocks the shot of Boise State's Anthony Drmic (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anthony Drmic scored 21 points Saturday night and Boise State never trailed in a 68-61 victory over Wyoming.

Drmic scored 13 points in the first half when the Broncos (16-7, 4-5 Mountain West) grabbed a 37-19 lead. Seven of those points came during a 10-0 Boise State run that closed the half. Drmic also had team-highs of seven rebounds and four assists.

The Broncos maintained a double-digit lead until the final 3 minutes when Wyoming twice got within six points and closed to 66-61 with 18 seconds left.

Boise State's Derrick Marks hit two free throws to seal the win for the Broncos, who swept a Mountain West opponent in a season for the first time since joining the conference in 2011. Boise State won at Wyoming 63-61 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Jan. 9 — the Cowboys' first loss after a 13-0 start.

Marks finished with 17 points for the Broncos, who shot 50 percent from the field in winning its third home game in a row. Boise State, which entered the game averaging eight 3-pointers per game, managed only five on Saturday in 22 attempts.

Derrious Gilmore led Wyoming (16-7, 2-7) with 26 points. Leonard Washington added 18 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and blocked three shots. It was the fifth consecutive conference loss for Wyoming.

The Cowboys played without third-leading scorer Larry Nance Jr. because of a wrist injury. Without Nance, Wyoming struggled mightily in the first half. Only Gilmore and Washington scored in the first 20 minutes as the Cowboys made only 8 of 22 shots from the field.

Josh Adams scored all 13 of his points in the second half and had four steals for Wyoming.