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Regional College Basketball: Wyoming Clips Boise State 52-50

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BOISE — Larry Nance Jr. hit a baseline jump shot with 1.6 seconds left, and Wyoming rallied from a nine-point deficit to stun Boise State 52-50 Saturday night. 

Nance finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Wyoming (10-6, 1-2 Mountain West) win its first game on the road. The Cowboys trailed 46-39 with 8:52 to play, but allowed only one field goal the rest of the way to send Boise State (11-5, 1-2) to its second consecutive defeat.

Jerron Granberry and Nathan Sobey scored 11 points for Wyoming, which held the Broncos to just 32 percent shooting for the game. Josh Adams scored 10 points to help offset the team’s 17 turnovers.

Anthony Drmic scored 13 of his team’s first 15 points and led Boise State with 20 points. Ryan Watkins finished with 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out. Only five Boise State players scored in the game.

NEW MEXICO STATE 78, IDAHO 54

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Tshilidzi Nephawe scored 11 points with 11 rebounds as New Mexico State cruised over Idaho.

Daniel Mullings and K.C. Ross-Miller each added 16 points for the Aggies (14-5, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) who posted their seventh straight win. DK Eldridge chipped in with 15 points and six rebounds.

The Aggies pounded the Vandals early, going 24-4 to start the first period and lead 39-23 at the break. A Mullings 3-pointer at 15:00 in the second half capped a 14-4 Aggies run, expanding the New Mexico State advantage to 26 points.

Idaho was only 18 of 52 from the field overall and only 4 of 14 from beyond the arc. The team also committed 17 turnovers during the contest.

Bira Seck led the Vandals (7-11, 1-3) with nine points and nine rebounds.

Idaho has now lost five of its last six games.

NORTHERN COLORADO 82, IDAHO ST. 75

GREELEY, Colo. — Tim Huskisson scored a career-best 22 points to lead Northern Colorado to an 82-75 victory Saturday night over Idaho State.

Huskisson also tied a career-high with four 3-pointers. Tate Unruh added four 3-pointers to go with his 21 points for Northern Colorado (10-3, 4-0 Big Sky), who have won four straight.

Down 10 points, Idaho State had a 16-5 run to take its first lead of the second half, 59-58 with 7:44 remaining. Northern Colorado answered with Unruh scoring eight points during a 14-5 run, giving the Bears a 72-65 lead with 3:01 to play.

Tomas Sanchez hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Bengals within 74-71 with 1:47 left. Northern Colorado closed with an 8-4 run to cap the scoring.

Andre Hatchett led Idaho State (5-8, 2-2) with 25 points, his third-straight scoring 24 or more. Sanchez finished with 21 points and five assists.

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