Broncos beat Wyoming, sweep a MWC team for first time

Broncos beat Wyoming, sweep a MWC team for first time
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.