Boise State falls to New Mexico 88-83

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 00:10:53-05

Boise State fell to New Mexico on Saturday 88-83 at Taco Bell Arena, this was the first time Boise State has scored 80 points in regulation and lost since 2013.

Nick Duncan scored a team-high 19 points, he was 3 for 7 from behind the arc and 8 for 9 from the free throw line. Mikey Thompson finished with 17 points, a career high 10 assists, a career high five steals and zero turnovers.

This was Thompson’s first double-double and the first double-double by a Bronco with points and assists since Anthony Thomas tallied 12 points and 10 assists Jan. 24, 2009.
Anthony Drmic scored 10 points and seven rebounds. Drmic now has 1,787 points in his career and has moved up to No. 8 in Mountain West history.

Coach Leon Rice had this to say about the loss to New Mexico.  “They made some big shots and they are playing really good. We knew that going into this game and every time we made a run for it they answered it. It was a highly contested game over the course of the game. We have go to make it tougher for teams to score on us and we are not doing that right now. it cost us the last two games. We can't win doing that”

Boise State hosts Utah State this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. MT. The game will be Boise State’s annual Black Out.