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.
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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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