New Mexico downs Boise State 88-83 behind Brown's 30 points
BOISE, Idaho (AP) Elijah Brown scored 30 points and New Mexico got hot from the 3-point line late to down Boise State 88-83 on Saturday to move into sole possession of second place in the Mountain West Conference.
The Lobos (13-8, 6-2) made three 3-pointers in a 90-second stretch to help turn a four-point deficit into a 72-67 lead they would never relinquish. After starting 1 of 6, New Mexico finished 8 of 16 from behind the arc.
Tim Williams scored 21 points and Cullen Neal added 14 for the Lobos, who shot 56 percent from the field and made nine consecutive free throws in the final minute to hold on for their third straight win.
Nick Duncan scored 19 points and Lonnie Jackson scored 14 of his 17 in the second half, including nine in the final minute, to keep Boise State (15-7, 6-3) within striking distance.
Boise State lost consecutive games for the first time since late November when the Broncos fell to AP Top 10 teams Michigan State and Arizona in the Wooden Legacy.