Boise St. 81, New Mexico St. 78

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.