ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico Mountain West road win streak is done. Boise State defeated the Lobos 71 to 70 Wednesday night.
The Lobos would lead by as much as 12 points in the game, but failed to close it out in the end.
Closing out games had been a problem for the Broncos who came in the game riding a three game losing streak. Reigning Mountain West Player of the Year Kendall Williams had 22 points in the loss. Williams knocked down a 3-point shot with to give the Lobos a one point 70 to 69 lead with 28 seconds to go.
BSU guard Derrick Marks was fouled with 13 seconds left in the game. He made both of his free throws, putting the Broncos up 71 to 70. T
he Lobos got another opportunity to score, but fell short when a Hugh Greenwood jumper fell short.
Lobos forward Cameron Bairstow had 20 points in the loss.
Lobos center Alex Kirk was one rebound short of a double double, finishing with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
The Broncos were led in scoring by guard Anthony Drmic, but it was guard Thomas Bropleh who gave the Broncos life.
At a time when the Lobos went cold shooting the ball, Bropleh found his range from the 3-point line. He brought the Broncos all the way back. He even banked in a deep three which made it a one point game. Bropleh finished with 14 points.
With the win, the Broncos improved to 6 and 6 in Mountain West play and 16 and 9 overall.
The Lobos drop to 9 and 2 in league play and 18 and 5 overall. The loss was the first of the season for the Lobos when leading at the half.