But there was no mistaking the trouble Davis' absence caused. Utah State had a tough time working the boards without him.
The Aggies didn't pick up a rebound for several minutes after he went out, and then got only four for the rest of the game. Boise State picked up a plus-12 margin on the glass for the night, highlighted by 16 from center Ryan Watkins.
Watkins managed 10 offensive rebounds, tying a career high. In one minute-and-a-half stretch, Boise State got four offensive boards on a single possession, which ended in a short jumper and emphasized the rebounding futility for Utah State.
"The stat that killed us the most was rebounding," Morrill said afterward. "We shot it well, we passed well, percentage-wise we defended well. We just got kicked on the boards."
Davis was the leading rebounder for the Aggies with eight. He averages a team-leading 8.6 boards per game.
For the past few games, Utah State was struggling with shooting the ball.
Although the Aggies had many things to worry about, that wasn't a huge issue against the Broncos. The team shot 51.9 percent, including nine 3-pointers that helped give the team the lead late in the second half.
Jarred Shaw led the team with 11-for-16 shooting, while Preston Medlin was an efficient 6-for-8, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Morrill said he had felt confident about one of Utah State's last looks at the basket, a four-footer that Shaw nearly sank for the lead with seconds left.
"Jarred had been having a big night, so we called a play to go to him," he said. "He made a good move, went right up with it, and made a shot. It went out."