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Boise State get three suspended players back for New Mexico

Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

Boise State will nearly be back to full strength on Wednesday when they host New Mexico.

Last week, when the Broncos traveled to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys, they did it without four players, including their top two reserves and leading scorer Derrick Marks.

The Broncos still managed to win that game, however, and now they’ll be getting three of those four players back on the floor. Marks will return Wednesday, as will Mikey Thompson and Darrious Hamilton. Kenny Buckner will miss another two games.

The quartet was suspended for the dreaded violation of team rules.

“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” head coach Leon Rice told the Idaho Statesman after the Wyoming game, in reference to the suspensions. “We have a young team and we’re building a program, so one game is not as important as the future of our program. We don’t compromise on not doing it right.”

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