Drmic finishes with ten field goals, same as Nevada's team

Drmic finishes with ten field goals, same as Nevada's team »Play Video
Boise State's Anthony Drmic (3) goes after a rebound against Nevada's Deonte Burton (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 73-47. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anthony Drmic scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, leading Boise State to a 73-47 victory over Nevada on Wednesday night.

Ryan Watkins added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Broncos (19-8, 7-6 Mountain West) recorded their third straight victory.

Deonte Burton had 13 points for Nevada, which had more turnovers (17) than field goals (10) while shooting a season-low 26.3 percent from the field. The Wolf Pack (12-15, 3-10) have dropped four straight games and seven of their last eight.

During one second-half stretch of nearly 11 minutes, Drmic scored 17 of Boise State's 22 points as the Broncos' lead reached 22 points. The largest lead was 71-42 on a 3-pointer by Igor Hadziomerovic with 1:53 remaining.

The Broncos ran off 14 consecutive points to take an early 16-3 lead, and were ahead 35-20 at halftime.

Boise State had a 37-21 rebounding advantage with 14 of the boards coming on the offensive end.

Drmic made 7 of 9 second-half shots while reaching 20 points for the 12th time this season. The sophomore is averaging 25.7 points during Boise State's three-game winning streak.

Nevada has lost five straight road games and is 2-10 away from home this season.

The Wolf Pack made just two field goals over the first 14 minutes as Boise State built a 20-point lead on Kenny Buckner's basket with 5:26 left in the first half.

Watkins had eight points and six rebounds in the first half before Drmic took charge after the break. Drmic started his splurge with a layup with 16:09 to play and finished it with back-to-back 3-pointers and two free throws.

Boise State guard Jeff Elorriaga left the contest late in the first half after taking a blow to his left shoulder. He returned at the start of the second half but sat out most of it with the Broncos leading comfortably. Coach Leon Rice said afterward that he expects Elorriaga to play in Saturday's home game against Colorado State.

Nevada shot 30 percent and committed 10 turnovers in the first half. The shooting woes continued in the second half as the Wolf Pack missed 10 of their first 11 shots en route to shooting less than 30 percent for the third time this season.

Leading scorer Malik Story had just eight points on 3-of-10 shooting after erupting for 33 points in Nevada's loss to San Diego State last Saturday. Second-leading scorer Burton was 2 of 9 from the field.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.