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Boise State holds of Air Force

8:29 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Anthony Drmic netted 23 points as the Boise State Broncos handled the Air Force Falcons, 77-65, in a Mountain West Conference clash at Taco Bell Arena.

Jeff Elorriaga added 17 points, while Derrick Marks went for 11 points and nine assists for Boise State (17-8, 5-6 MWC), which has won two of its last three. Ryan Watkins had 10 rebounds and Thomas Bropleh chipped in 10 points off the bench.

Todd Fletcher had 14 points to lead Air Force (15-10, 6-6), while Taylor Broekhuis and Michael Lyons scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The home team scored the first 11 points of the contest behind three 3- pointers from Elorriaga, but Air Force clawed its way back and trailed just 35-34 at halftime after shooting 57.1 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

Boise State pulled away in the second half after shooting 56 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from 3-point range, while Air Force struggled, shooting at just a 36.7 percent clip.

The Broncos controlled things down low and outscored Air Force 34-22 in the paint.

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