Scores

Final

New Mexico St 78

(7-9, 1-1 WAC)

Boise State 81

(9-5, 2-0 WAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 31, 2010

    Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

    1 2 T
    NMSU 45 3378
    BSU 39 4281

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: T. Gillenwater 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Boise State: D. Montreal 21 Pts, 12 Reb

    Boise St. 81, New Mexico St. 78

    Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho -- Daequon Montreal had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Boise State to a 81-78 comeback victory over New Mexico State on Friday night.

    Paul Noonan hit two tie-breaking free throws with 1:02 to play to put the Broncos (9-5, 2-0 WAC) ahead and Montreal followed with a basket and free throw as Boise State won for the third time in four games.

    Troy Gillenwater scored 24 points for the Aggies (7-9, 1-1).

    Boise State trailed until Robert Arnold's 3-pointer gave them a 68-67 lead with 4:09 remaining.

    La'Shard Anderson scored 17 points for the Broncos while Arnold and Noonan added 13 apiece.

    Gordo Castillo added 14 points for the New Mexico State, which led by as many as 10 points in the first half.

    New Mexico State shot 69.6 percent from the field in the first half en route to a 45-39 halftime lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    BSU
    Points 78 81
    FG Made-Attempted 25-47 (.532) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 5

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