Boise State men’s basketball sweep New Mexico to earn 20 wins on the season

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Boise State’s men’s basketball went on the road and beat the New Mexico Lobos 73-71. The Broncos picked up their 20th win on the season, and this is the Broncos’ sixth straight year of doing so.

The Broncos were playing from behind the entirety of the game against Mountain West rival New Mexico. At the half, New Mexico had a 40-29 point lead. The Broncos came back from a 13-point deficit in a late game rally that would eventually end the Lobos’ seven home game win streak.

“These guys are amazing, and they find ways to get it done,” Boise State’s head coach Leon Rice told The Bronco Radio Network. “They just keep believing and keep fighting for each other. We just kept telling them in the huddle, ‘just hang in there, fellas.’”

The Broncos scored the last eight points of the game. With 16 seconds remaining in the game, senior guard Chandler Hutchinson made a layup to put the Broncos in front for the first time in the second half.

“It means a lot. To have this win the way we did, it just shows a lot about our team and how we stuck together when our backs were against the wall, against 12,000 loud fans,” said Boise State guard Hutchison after the win.

Hutchinson finished the game with 23 points,15 being in the second half. Leading the Broncos was Chris Sengfelder with 24.

The win last night means the Broncos swept the season series with the Lobos, and this puts Boise State one game behind Nevada in the conference. Nevada travels to Boise on Feb. 14. The Broncos are 20-4 on the season and 10-2 in conference play.

Next up, the Broncos are set to play the Aggies in Utah on Feb. 10. 

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