Broncos Buck Beavers 82-80

Dec 21, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Boise State guard Ryan Defares scored 25 points andgrabbed 10 rebounds, leading his team to an 82-80 win over Oregon StateSaturday.

The Broncos, 4-0 on the road, improved to 8-1 and 6-22 all-time againstPac-10 teams.

Bronco guard Jermaine Blackburn added 16 points and forward Aaron Haynestipped in 13.

The Beavers dropped to 4-4 and were led by forward Jim Hanchett with 18points and eight rebounds off the bench. Guard Chris Stephens added 16 points.

Oregon State was ahead 41-40 at halftime but Boise State continued to keepit close until OSU guard Lamar Hurd hit a lay-in and was fouled giving theBeavers a 78-74 lead with 3:38 left.

The Broncos outscored OSU 8-2 in the remaining time.

Defares missed two three-throws with 1 second left but Stephens' layinmissed and the Broncos ran out the clock.

OSU opens Pac-10 play at UCLA Jan. 2.

Boise State took advantage of poor OSU first-half shooting to make an 18-4run and get a 20-8 lead. Oregon State hit just three of its first 14 shots.Haines got seven points during the run.

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