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Drmic helps Boise State hold off Oakland 88-80

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Drmic helps Boise State hold off Oakland 88-80

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Oakland's Drew Valentine (15) drives to the basket against Boise State during the first half of an NCAA …

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Anthony Drmic had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Derrick Marks scored 18 points as Boise State defeated Oakland 88-80 on Tuesday night.

Jeff Elorriaga scored a career-best 17 points and Igor Hadziomerovic added 15 for the Broncos (2-0), who thwarted a second-half charge by the Golden Grizzlies.

Duke Mondy scored 21 points and Corey Petros had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Oakland (1-2).

Elorriaga hit three 3-pointers over the first six-plus minutes of the second half as Boise State used a 19-4 surge to open a 59-44 lead.

The Broncos still led by 14 with 9 1/2 minutes to play before the Golden Grizzlies rolled off nine consecutive points to pull within 69-64 on a 3-pointer by Mondy with 7:51 remaining.

But Marks drove for two baskets as Boise State answered with six consecutive points to push the lead back to 11.

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