Tuesday, November 20, 2007

This is happening too often

Yes, it's early but the WAC RPI is going to need some serious rehabilitating if the losing to lesser teams in lesser conferences keeps happening. Otherwise, it may very well be that the tournament winner goes to The Big Dance and that's it.

Boise State fell to Montana State of the Big Sky Conferenceon Saturday The Bobcats are 30-28 in the Big Sky over the last four seasons, 11-19 overall and 8-8 last year. It was close but should not have been. The Broncos won in Boise last season 94-69.

Last-second shot finishes Boise State on the road
Ryan Amys - special to The Idaho Statesman

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana State's Casey Durham hit a fadeaway from the baseline with a little more than three seconds left in the game to hand the Boise State men's basketball team a gut-wrenching 86-84 loss Friday.

Boise State, which trailed by 13 at halftime, tied the score with 16 seconds remaining on Taylor Tiedeman's three-point play.

But Durham went coast-to-coast and made a fadeaway, giving the Broncos (1-2) their second loss.

"I got the shot off and got very, very lucky," Durham said.

The Broncos had their chances after fighting back from a 49-36 halftime deficit. Boise State shot a scorching 66.7 percent - 18-of-27 - from the field in the second half to get back into the game.

But it was the Broncos' inability to convert from the foul line that doomed them. Boise State made 14-of-25 free throws, including just 3-of-10 in the second half. Matt Nelson converted on seven of his 14 attempts

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