Boise State 77, Idaho 67

25 Jan

Somewhere in the locker room, there’s an Idaho basketball team that dropped 94 points on Utah and beat No. 25 Portland by 20 points. But those are now distant memories.

Idaho blew a 9-point lead over arch-rival Boise State, giving up an Anthony Thomas buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime — and from there the Broncos took over. Boise State avenged its sweep at the hands of the Vandals last season by defeating Idaho, 77-67.

The Vandals fall to 1-6 in the Western Athletic Conference, while the Broncos get their first win of the conference season and improve to 1-7.

We’ll have a complete postgame report later, but for now, here’s postgame interviews with coach Don Verlin and center Marvin Jefferson.

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3 Responses to “Boise State 77, Idaho 67”

  1. @Joe_vandal January 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    “he hit it nothing but net with a hand in his face, there’s nothing you can do about that.” sorry marvin, you played a good game but there is something you can do about that. foul him so he doesn’t have the chance

  2. VandalZ January 26, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    Not sure I follow coach’s logic on that either… don’t foul him as he shoots a 3… but how about fouling them before the act of shooting?? Like while they’re bringing it up the court. Guess a free throw by us would have made it a moot point. Still believe in what Verlin can do… but this year’s team is done.

  3. @Joe_vandal January 26, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    So first he throws the players under the bus, “players gotta play.”Then he uses the same false logic in not fouling. There was 7 seconds left and they inbounded under their own basket. Foul him before he gets to mid-court and you don’t run the risk of him making that 3. A contested 20 footer is still a higher percentage shot than making the first free throw, missing the second, getting the rebound and putting it back in. There’s no excuse for losing that game. Yeah, players gotta play but there’s a similar saying that goes something like coaches gotta coach.

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