With NCAA Tournament hopes on the line, the Colorado State Rams have now lost three of their last four games. On Wednesday, Colorado State fell in the final seconds to the Boise State Broncos 70-69 in a pivotal Mountain West matchup for the Rams. The loss drops the Rams to 15-9 overall, while Boise's win moves them to .500 at 12-12.
Colorado State led 69-66 with under a minute left, but Boise stormed back to steal the victory. Kenny Buckner made two layups in the final minute, and Derrick Marks hit a layup at the buzzer to give the Broncos the win.
Much of the game was characterized by a shootout between Buckner and Colorado State's Wes Eikmeier. Eikmeier's 30 led all scorers, but Buckner's 20 points came with a few more clutch baskets.
Anthony Drmic scored 10 for Boise State. Guard Jesse Carr came off the bench to score 15 for the Rams.
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