ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Boise State went to The Pit never knowing what it feels like to win on the University of New Mexico Lobos home court. The Broncos left the same way after falling to the Lobos 84-75 Tuesday night.
Lobos point guard Hugh Greenwood torched the Broncos for 20 points behind five 3-point shots. It was Greenwood’s best output since returning from a nagging wrist injury.
After the game, Greenwood said, “It’s just been a matter of time. I have been shooting well in practice since coming back from my wrist injury.”
It also helped that the Lobos played strong perimeter defense forcing the Broncos to shoot only 27.8 percent in the first half. The Lobos shot 51 percent in the first half and also knocked down 55 percent of their 3-point shots. That led to a 40 to 27 Lobos advantage at the half.
Boise State would cut the Lobos lead to single digits in the second half, but could never get the lead.
Lobo guard and reigning Mountain West Player of the Year Kendall Williams had 18 points in the win.
Lobos senior forward Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points while center Alex Kirk had 15.
The Lobos improved to 5-1 in Mountain West play with the win. Boise State dropped to 3-3.
The Lobos are 14-4 overall and are at Colorado State on Saturday.