CONWAY, S.C. - Chandler Hutchison had the go-ahead three-point play in the final seconds to help Boise State rally past UTEP 58-56 on Thursday in the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Hutchison had made just 1 of 12 shots before the final minute when he scored to bring the Broncos (3-0) to within a point. Then, after Keith Frazier missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 9.8 seconds left, Hutchison raced downcourt for a layup while being fouled.
Hutchison's free throw made it 58-56, and Boise State survived when Frazier's final heave hit the backboard and then the rim before falling away at the horn.
Boise State tops UTEP 58-56
Frazier had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Miners (1-1), who trailed by 13 before halftime but led by nine with 3:23 left.
Boise State will play Illinois State in Friday's winner's bracket. UTEP faces South Carolina in the consolation bracket.