Scores

Final

New Mexico St 88

(9-7, 2-1 WAC)

Boise State 85

(9-7, 0-3 WAC)

9:05 PM ET, January 9, 2010

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

1 2 T
NMSU 41 4788
BSU 45 4085

Top Performers

New Mexico State: J. Gibson 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Boise State: R. Arnold 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

New Mexico St. 88, Boise St. 85

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Jonathan Gibson scored 26 points to lead New Mexico State to an 88-85 victory over Boise State on Saturday.

Gibson connected on four 3-point baskets, including one from the left baseline with one minute remaining, to put New Mexico State (9-7, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) ahead to stay. The victory was the Aggies' sixth in seven games.

Boise State (9-7, 0-3) had a chance to force overtime but missed three 3-point shots in the final 17 seconds. Anthony Thomas' last-second attempt with two New Mexico State defenders draped on him didn't draw rim.

Jahmar Young added 19 points for New Mexico State, which made 13 3-point baskets and shot 55.2 percent overall.

Robert Arnold scored 26 points to lead Boise State. The Broncos scored 11 consecutive points to take an 85-81 edge with 1:53 to play and kept the lead until Gibson's decisive 3.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
BSU
Points 88 85
FG Made-Attempted 32-58 (.552) 33-70 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 13-26 (.500) 7-19 (.368)
FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 12-22 (.545)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 10

2009-10 Season

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