Balanced Boise State rolls past Portland St 76-60

The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Ryan Watkins and Derrick Marks scored 14 points apiece Friday night to lead Boise State to a 76-60 win over Portland State.

Watkins also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds for the balanced Broncos, who had four players in double digits and two others who finished with nine points. Mikey Thompson finished with 13 points and Igor Hadziomeric added 12.

Boise State (6-0) started the second half on a 15-5 run to create separation from a Portland State (5-1) team that was plagued by 15 turnovers. The Vikings turned the ball over nine times in the second half when the Broncos pulled away. Portland State trailed 34-30 at halftime.

The 76 points were a season-low total for Boise State, which entered the game averaging 102 points per contest.

Portland State was led by DaShaun Wiggins' 19 points. Tim Douglas had 12 points and Aaron Moore had 10 for the Vikings.

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