Fresno State vs Boise State

Boise St. 70, Fresno St. 63


BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ryan Watkins had 18 points and a career-best 11 rebounds for his first double-double to lead Boise State to a 70-63 victory over Fresno State on Monday night.

Anthony Drmic added 14 points and made four 3-pointers for the Broncos (9-3), who snapped a two-game slide.

Kevin Olekaibe scored a season-high 28 points for the Bulldogs (4-8), who dropped their fourth consecutive game. Tyler Johnson added 17.

Watkins had nine of his 11 rebounds on the offensive end as Boise State outrebounded the Bulldogs 41-25 and improved to 9-0 at home.

Fresno State trailed 59-56 before Thomas Bropleh drained a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to give Boise State a six-point lead with 2:41 remaining. Westly Perryman later stole the ball from Olekaibe and scored to make it 65-58 with 53.5 seconds left and seal it.

Boise State recovered from an early 11-2 deficit and led 26-23 at halftime.

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Fresno State Bulldogs
J. Brown, F262-40-03044
K. Olekaibe, G3910-175-721128
S. Shepp, G380-30-01420
T. Johnson, G366-123-432417
J. Wills, G253-80-03056
K. Foster222-41-58146
G. Johnson111-40-01042
L. McGaughey30-00-01000
Totals 24-529-162582463
Boise State Broncos
A. Drmic, F275-80-052414
K. Buckner, C162-81-23005
J. Elorriaga, G302-42-22347
W. Perryman, G232-50-02125
D. Wiley, G111-30-01012
T. Bropleh253-102-46029
R. Watkins245-108-11111318
T. Nichols212-63-41307
D. Marks201-31-14413
J. Hanstad30-10-01000
Totals 23-5817-2441141770
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