Boise State edges past Air Force 77-68

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Derrick Marks scored 28 points and Nick Duncan added a career-high 20 to lead Boise State to a 77-68 victory over Air Force in a close contest on Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons held a 31-30 lead at intermission. Boise State pulled ahead on Marks' 3-pointer - the first shot of the second half - and never trailed again, although the final 20 minutes saw five ties and no more than a single-digit lead.

Marks shot 4 of 5 from 3-point range and had six assists. Duncan finished 6 of 8, all from beyond the arc for the Broncos, and James Webb III added 10 points and five steals.

Boise State (14-6, 4-3 Mountain West) shot almost 58 percent from the floor, and 14 of 22 on 3-pointers.

Marek Olesinski led Air Force (8-11, 1-7) with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Hayden Graham chipped in 14 points.

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