The Boise State Broncos are moving on in the CBI after an 83-80 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday night. Boise State's win is bitter-sweet as Austin Peay's rallying cry, "Let's go Peay!," fell silent for the year as the Governors' season ended in Boise. In a back-and-forth game, Boise State was able to hang on down the stretch to secure the three-point win after taking a one-point lead into halftime.
Statistically, Boise State and Austin Peay were about dead-even. The Governors held a slight edge in shooting percentage -- 52.6 percent to 47 percent -- but Boise State was better from three-point range, connecting on 7-20, a 35 percent clip. Turnovers were the name of the game, though, as Austin Peay turned the ball over 19 times to Boise State's seven.
The Broncos had four players in double-figures on the night, led by Daequon Montreal's 14 points. Jeff Elorriaga added 12 points, with La'Shard Anderson and Paul Noonan each chipping in 10. Boise State was slaughtered on the boards, losing the rebounding battle 42-20. But, again, it was all about the turnovers and the Broncos' defense was up to the task, forcing Austin Peay into plenty of mistakes.
Caleb Brown and Josh Terry shouldered the scoring load for Austin Peay, finishing with 24 and 23 points, respectively. Justin Blake was also in double-digits, adding 11 points. The Austin Peay bench, however, was near non-existent, with Melvin Baker's four points the only scoring from the Governor reserves.
The Broncos move on to face Evansville in the next round, to be played on March 21. For the full bracket, head on over to the CBI website. For more on the tournament, check out our 2011 CBI Tournament StoryStream.