New Mexico State slips by Boise State 95-92

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)—Jonathan Gibson scored 24 points to lead New Mexico State to a 95-92 victory over Boise State on Saturday night.

The Aggies (19-9, 11-3 Western Athletic Conference) led by 20 with 12:18 to play, but Boise State (13-16, 3-11) nearly came all the way back before an Anthony Thomas 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short.

Boise State’s Robert Arnold finished with 35 points, including a three-point play that pulled the Broncos to within five with 1:26 remaining. Arnold hit two free throws with 49.6 seconds left to get Boise State within two after a New Mexico State turnover, but the Broncos couldn’t get any closer.

The Aggies extended a five-point halftime advantage to 68-48 with a 24-6 run in the first eight minutes of the second half.

Jahmar Young added 20 points, and Hernst Laroche and Hamidu Rahman each had 15 for New Mexico State.

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 Top Performers
 Boise St.
Robert Arnold Robert Arnold
12-14,  35 Pts
15 Rebs, 5 Assists
 New Mexico St.
Jahmar Young Jahmar Young
6-9,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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