Marks on target, Boise State triumphs 78-65

MIKE SULLIVAN (Associated Press)
The Associated Press
Marks on target, Boise State triumphs 78-65
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Boise State guard Derrick Marks (2) steals a pass from Colorado State guard Dorian Green (22) during an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Darin Oswald)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Derrick Marks scored 33 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Boise State to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.

Marks scored 24 consecutive Boise State points over a 10-minute stretch of the second half as the Broncos (20-8, 8-6 Mountain West) avenged a 77-57 loss to the Rams on Jan. 30.

Greg Smith scored 17 points and Dorian Green added 15 for Colorado State (22-7, 9-5), which has lost three of its last four games to drop into a second-place tie with Nevada-Las Vegas.

Marks' output ties for fifth-most in Boise State history. He hit all 11 of his second-half shots to finish 13-of-18 from the field. His previous career best of 35 points came in a victory over Creighton on Nov. 28.

Colorado State's only lead came on Smith's basket just before halftime.