Lobos defeat Boise State, eye 3rd title


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It looked like the Lobos were off to another fantastic start in semi-finals play.

New Mexico opened the game on a 12-2 run. Later in the first half, Boise state cuts the Lobos’ lead to 1 point bringing the score 28-27 until Hugh Greenwood hit for 3 of his 7 first half points as the Lobos led by as many as 10 points in the first frame leading by 6 at the break, 35-29.

Under coach Neal, the Lobos are 21-2 when leading at the half, make that 22-2, although the win did come with max effort.

In the second half the Lobos extended their lead to as many as 7 points until the Broncos tie it up at 46 with just over 10 minutes to play, it was the only time the game was tied in the second half of play as the big three stepped up in a big way.

The big three combined to score the final 17 points for the Lobos as New Mexico hangs on for a 3 point win.

The Lobos will play SDSU for the Mountain West Tournament Championship. Watch on KRQE News 13; the championship game start at 4 pm Saturday.

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