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January 1, 2012
Boise State down Fresno State 70-63
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.