New Mexico State edges past Boise State 88-85

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BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Jonathan Gibson scored 26 points to lead New Mexico State to an 88-85 victory over Boise State on Saturday.

Gibson connected on four 3-point baskets, including one from the left baseline with one minute remaining, to put New Mexico State (9-7, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) ahead to stay. The victory was the Aggies’ sixth in seven games.

Boise State (9-7, 0-3) had a chance to force overtime but missed three 3-point shots in the final 17 seconds. Anthony Thomas’ last-second attempt with two New Mexico State defenders draped on him didn’t draw rim.

Jahmar Young added 19 points for New Mexico State, which made 13 3-point baskets and shot 55.2 percent overall.

Robert Arnold scored 26 points to lead Boise State. The Broncos scored 11 consecutive points to take an 85-81 edge with 1:53 to play and kept the lead until Gibson’s decisive 3.

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 Top Performers
 New Mexico St.
Jonathan Gibson Jonathan Gibson
8-14,  26 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Boise St.
Robert Arnold Robert Arnold
10-16,  26 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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