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Broncos Drop a Close One in Albuquerque

On January 17th, the Broncos squared off against the New Mexico Lobos at Taco Bell Arena. The Lobos stole a victory in Boise beating the Broncos 81-70. The rematch was scheduled for Valentine’s day in Albuquerque.

Coming into the highly anticipated rematch, the Broncos boasted a 4-game winning streak.

@ New Mexico

Coming into the game vs. the Lobos, the Broncos had sole possession of first place in the Mountain West. Because Colorado State won earlier in the day, the Broncos would need to win to at least share the honor of first place.

1st half

For the first part of the first half, the Broncos and Lobos went back and forth trading baskets with one another. At the 7:45 mark things started to go south for the Broncos. Obij Aget was apart of a 9-0 Lobo run that saw the Broncos down 12.

The rest of the half consisted of Chandler Hutchison and the rest of the Broncos playing “keep up” with the Lobos.

The Broncos trailed the Lobos 35-25.

2nd half

The 2nd half started bumpy for the Broncos. By the time the game clock reached 15:33, the Lobos had achieved their largest lead yet, 17 points.

At the 14:04 mark, Hutchison gave the Broncos what they needed… a little energy:

The Broncos trimmed this 17 point deficit down to single digits after a pair of Hutchison free throws. Thanks to a combination of scoring from Hutchison, Reid, and Wacker, the Broncos trimmed the Lobo lead to only 3.

However, with just 17 seconds left, New Mexico guard, Elijah Brown sealed the deal for the Lobos knocking down a pair of free throws.

The Broncos made a heroic comeback but in the end fell short.

New Mexico beat Boise State 78-73.

After the loss, the Broncos will drop to 2nd place in the Mountain West Standings. The Colorado State Rams take the lead.

Hutchinson’s Career Night

Though the Broncos found themselves on the losing end of the game in Albuquerque, Chandler Hutchison had himself a career night.  Scoring 31 points against the Lobos, Hutchison puts himself in a group of other 30+ Bronco scorers that include Anthony Drmic, James Webb III, and Derrick Marks.

Next Up: vs. Wyoming

The Broncos next game is this Saturday, February 18th, at Taco Bell arena.

The last meeting between these two schools featured a Bronco team coming off a 19 point loss at home. The Broncos went into Laramie and beat the Cowboys by 15. This started a 4 game winning streak that consisted of all conference opponents.

Game Info: 4 PM, Root Sports


About Darrek Harris

Darrek Harris
Darrek was born and raised in Boise, ID. Currently, he has an associates degree in English from the College of Western Idaho. He plans to pursue a bachelors degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He enjoys sports in many fashions: playing, cheering, and coaching. Bleed Blue, Go Broncos, Amen!

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