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Boise State falls in Preseason NIT

by Phil Dailey

The Boise State Broncos looked to unveil its new up-tempo offense in front of
a national ESPN2 audience Monday night, against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
The new run-n-gun style offense head coach Greg Graham promised appears to be
a work in progress for the Broncos.

Eastern Illinois (1-0) wasted no time jumping out early against Boise State
(0-1), taking an eight-point halftime lead 36-28.

With the long-range shooting of All-American candidate Henry Domercant, the
Panthers shut down the upstart Broncos 73-59, in the first-round of the
Preseason NIT.

Domercant scored a game high 36 points, including five three-pointers in the
victory.

“That’s what he does, he’s a scorer,” said Boise State junior guard Joe Skiffer
about Domercant.

The Broncos played tough in the win, but have to sharpen up their game for the
rest of the season.

“It was a matter of detail, we got to get the details down in order to win,”
said Skiffer.

Eastern Illinois will take on the winner of tonight’s Louisiana
Tech-Florida match-up, for the right to go to New York and compete in the
finals of this year’s Preseason NIT tournament.

     

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