New Mexico falls at Boise State, 71-70

Posted at: 02/12/2014 9:42 PM
By: Shaun Griswold,

Boise State overcame a double digit lead in the second half to defeat New Mexico, 71-70.

The Lobos were up 54-44 with 14:21 left in the game when Boise State (16-9, 6-6) went on a 21-11 run that was capped by an Anthony Drmic three to tie the contest with two minutes to play.

Drmic led the Boise State long range attack with 18 points. As a team, the Broncos shot 11-25 from long range.

Boise State also outrebounded New Mexico, 35-25, including 12 offensive rebounds. New Mexico (18-5, 9-2) grabbed just 2 offensive boards.

Ryan Watkins picked up a double double for the Broncos with 12 points and 11 boards.

Cameron Bairstow scored 20 points for the Lobos, but was limited to 6 points in the second half. Alex Kirk has 13 points and 9 boards.

Kendall Wiliams (22 points) hit a 3-point bucket to give New Mexico a 70-69 lead with 30 seconds left in the game. He was an uncharacteristic 6 for 10 from the free throw line and those 4 missed shots proved costly for New Mexico.

After the Williams three, Derrick Marks (11 points, 8 assists) drew a shooting foul and made both his free throws to give the lead to the Broncos.

With the last possession, Williams kicked the ball out to Hugh Greenwood. He passed up an open three and stepped up into the key. He missed his attempt and the Lobos struggled for a rebound as time expired.

Boise State also outscored New Mexico’s bench 24-2