Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BSU over Idaho in overtime

Wow, what a game! Plus, Anthony Thomas certainly made an appearance. Let's lead with Nick Jezierny:

Boise State men's basketball team stuns Idaho with late heroics
Senior Anthony Thomas forces OT with a 3-pointer, then BSU takes control.
Nick Jezierny
Idaho Statesman

MOSCOW - What an epic way to stop what had been an epic losing streak.

The Boise State men's basketball team turned the tables on its in-state rival Monday night in a nationally televised game, rallying from nine points down in the second half to force an overtime period it dominated.

Boise State's seven-game losing streak ended with a 77-67 overtime victory against Idaho in front of 4,104 fans at the Cowan Spectrum.

"I forgot what it felt like to win a damn game," said guard Anthony Thomas, who again played the villain to the Vandal faithful...
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Here's Josh Wright with his game report:
Boise’s Thomas plays key role in overcoming Idaho
Josh Wright
The Spokesman
January 26, 2010

MOSCOW, Idaho – The unrelenting chorus of boos came in unison, almost as if they had been rehearsed for weeks. Every time Anthony Thomas touched the ball Monday night, University of Idaho students unleashed another round of catcalls.

But it was Thomas who had the final gesture for UI students: a quick military salute and smile after Boise State pulled out a heart-stopping 77-67 overtime victory.

Thomas, who made an ill-fated guarantee last year after losing to Idaho, sank a buzzer-beating 3 to send the game into overtime. The Broncos went on to dominate the extra session to end a seven-game losing streak and extend the Vandals’ misery...
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Travis Mason-Bushman live-blogged the game and here that is so that you can catch the ebb and flow of the contest. He also has video post-game interviews with Coach Don Verlin and Marvin Jefferson.

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