Derrick Marks had 28 of his career-high 35 points in the second half as Boise State stunned host Creighton, 83-70, on Wednesday night before 16,364 fans at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The win over the No. 11 Bluejays was the highest-ranked team that BSU had ever beaten, and just the program’s second road win over a ranked team in program history. Marks’ 35 points were 10th-most in school history and 11 more than his previous best.
Boise State (5-1) shot the lights out in the first half, making seven straight three-pointers after an initial miss and would lead by as much as 39-28 with 3:10 remaining before the break. An Avery Dingman three-pointer helped Creighton narrow the gap, and at the half the Broncos lead was trimmed to 39-33.
Boise State led by double-figures most of the second half. At one point, Marks scored 18 straight BSU points as the Broncos lead went from 52-44 to 70-58. A late 8-0 flurry drew the Jays within 75-70 with 2:29 to play, but Anthony Drmic answered with a lay-up to start a game-closing 8-0 run for the visitors.
Creighton (6-1) was led by 21 points and four rebounds from Doug McDermott, while Grant Gibbs had 17 points and five assists. CU hit 12-of-27 three-pointers in the game and shot 48.1 percent overall.
Creighton remains at home for a Saturday afternoon game vs. Saint Joseph’s. Tip-off at CenturyLink Center Omaha is scheduled for 2:05 pm.