Boise St. 81, New Mexico St. 63
La’Shard Anderson and Ryan Watkins scored 16 points each, and
Boise State dominated the second half to rout New Mexico State
81-63 Friday night and reach the Western Athletic Conference
Second-seeded Boise State (20-11) used its defense to create
scoring opportunities in the first half, then hit a slew of
3-pointers in succession in the second to run away from the
defending tournament champions.
Playing with their highest seeding since joining the WAC in
2001-02, the Broncos ran their winning streak to eight games –
longest since 1991-92 – and earned a trip to their third title
game, against No. 23 Utah State on Saturday.
New Mexico State (16-17) kept within reach despite a rash of
turnovers in the first half, but had nothing left in the second
half to keep up with the WAC’s highest-scoring team. Tyrone Watson
led the Aggies with 15 points.