Boise State gets their first win against New Mexico 71-70

Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 12, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; New Mexico Lobos guard Cleveland Thomas (1) works outside the three point line while Boise State Broncos guard Dezmyn Trent (25) plays defense during the first half of play at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

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by Mike Sullivan/ Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 12:37 AM

BOISE-- Derrick Marks hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Boise State to a 71-70 victory over New Mexico Wednesday.

Anthony Drmic scored 18 points and Thomas Bropleh scored all of his 14 in the second half for the Broncos (16-9, 6-6 Mountain West). Ryan Watkins added 12 points and Marks had 11.

Kendall Williams scored 22 points and Cameron Bairstow added 20 for the Lobos (18-5, 9-2), who missed an opportunity to tie San Diego State for the conference lead. Hugh Greenwood missed a potential winning 17-foot shot with three seconds remaining and Alex Kirk was unable to convert a tip as New Mexico had a six-game winning streak halted.

Williams swished a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to give the Lobos a 70-69 lead. Marks was fouled on Boise State's ensuing possession and made the decisive free throws to cap a comeback from a 12-point deficit.

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