The Boise State men’s basketball team beat Loyola Marymount 67-66 on Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena.
Senior guard Mikey Thompson’s three-point play on a driving bank shot with 12.7 seconds left provided the winning points. The Broncos had trailed by four with a minute to go.
James Webb III led the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Drmic, Montigo Alford, Lonnie Jackson and Nick Duncan each scored 10 points.
The Broncos took a 37-36 halftime lead thanks to a flurry of three 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Senior guard Lonnie Jackson, the Boston College transfer making his first start for the blue and orange, struck first at the 2:30 mark to move the Broncos within 33-31.
After Loyola Marymount missed a shot, senior Montigo Alford buried a 3-pointer for a 34-33 lead. And after a traveling violation on LMU, Jackson nailed another trey for a 37-33 edge.
Jackson led the Broncos with 10 points in the half. Senior Anthony Drmic added eight points. The Broncos were 7-for-14 from 3-point range, which made up for poor rebounding (21-16 LMU) and inefficient shooting inside the arc (5-for-12).
True freshman guard Paris Austin, who started the past two games but was pulled after less than 3 minutes against Portland, hasn’t played.
Brandon Brown led LMU with 14 points in the first half.
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