The Boise State Broncos lost their second straight game yesterday at Taco Bell arena 88-83 . The last time the Boise State lost consecutive games was late November when they fell to AP top 10 teams Michigan State and Arizona in the wooden legacy.
The Lobos shot 56 percent in the win against Boise State while the Broncos struggled with shooting in the second half, making only 7 of their first 28 field goal attempts;
Nick Duncan scored a team high 19 points, shooting 3 for 7 from the three point line. Mikey thompson finished with 17 points and a career high 10 assists. The last time the Broncos scored 80 points in regulation and lost was back in 2013.
With the loss the Broncos are now in third place in the Mountain West. Coach Rice says the team need to pick up the pieces and move on.
" It's not like they aren't trying. They give you something. I don't ever question their effort. There are no guys that aren't playing as hard as they can, it's not that. It just has to mean everything to them. We are going to have to change our mindset if we want to be competitive in this league.” said, head coach Leon Rice.
With only nine games remaining in regular season play the Broncos still have a chance to win the conference, but will also need some help along the way.
Tuesday's matchup with Utah State should be a win for the Broncos and a sweep of the Aggies.
The Broncos will play New Mexico and San Diego State one more time. The Aztecs have been on a roll though, winners of nine straight and are 9 and 3 at home. Boise State will face them near the end of next month.
The Broncos will travel to New Mexico on February 17th and face another tough battle at the pit. The Lobos are 9 and 2 so far this season at home.