Boise State survives a scare from Nevada winning 71-69

Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 09:19:33-05

LAS VEGAS, Idaho — Boise State will play Wyoming in the semifinals after the Cowboys defeated UNLV by three points, Boise State and Wyoming split during the regular season with each team winning on their own home floor.


Boise State Athletics will host a NCAA Tournament Selection Show watch party at ExtraMile Arena Sunday. It will start at 3:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m.

The general public is invited and the event is free. Parking is also free in the East and West stadium lots.

Students can bring their Boise State ID and use Entry 1 for special access to the event.


The Boise State Broncos advanced to the semifinals beating Nevada 71-69 in the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

Kenan Blackshear had a wide-open three that would have given Nevada the lead with just seconds left to play, but the shot rimmed out.

This came after Abu Kigab was whistled for a flagrant one after inadvertently hitting Blackshear in the face while Abu was trying to tip a loose ball, luckily for Boise State Blackshear missed both free throws.

But the Broncos advanced to the semi-finals after beating Nevada for the third time this season, BSU will play the winner of UNLV and Wyoming on Friday at 7:30 our time.

Emmanuel Akot had a big game for Boise State he led the Broncos with 22 points, Marcus Shaver Jr. had 15 and Abu Kigab added 11.

The Broncos turned the ball over a lot in this game they finished with 16 turnovers, but Boise State did outrebound Nevada 36-27.

Boise State fell behind by eight points early, but an 18-5 run to finish the first half gave the Broncos a five-point lead at the half.