Broncos are bubble bound after loss to Aztecs

Broncos are bubble bound after loss to Aztecs »Play Video
Boise State head coach Leon Rice reacts to a call during the second half of a Mountain West Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. San Diego State defeated Boise State 73-67. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KBOI) - A late Boise State game on Wednesday left Bronco Nation sleep deprived and disappointed Thursday morning. Despite the loss, Bronco fans are reminded they have a very good, and very young team with a bright future.

Sophomores Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks were the highest-scoring duo in the Mountain West this season, but San Diego State's defense held the pair in check (A combined 0-9 from the field to start the game).

After the break, Marks woke up and Boise State took a very brief lead with about eight minutes to go, but couldn't make it stick.

A tough loss for a Boise State team that was so hot coming into the tournament.

"The ball didn't drop like it has for us, but you gotta credit SDSU's defense. They've got some big time players, juniors and seniors that stepped up, and I told our guys we gotta learn from this. We have sophomores and juniors that need to learn from this and the next time it happens they're going to be better at it," said head coach Leon Rice.

In the meantime, Boise State hopes their bubble doesn't burst. They'll find out if the team earns their first at-large bid in school history on Sunday. Tune into KBOI 2 for the NCAA selection show starting at 4 pm (MTN).