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Feb. 18, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho Boise State rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Wyoming 91-87 Saturday, at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (17-8, 10-4 MW) scored 54 points after halftime, including outscoring the Cowboys (16-12, 6-9 MW) 23-6 run to open the period.

With the win, Boise State vaults back into a first-place tie in the Mountain West with four games to play. Colorado State and Nevada are also 10-4 in conference play. Boise State has won 10 conference games for the third consecutive season. It is the second time in school history the Broncos have won 10 league games three straight years (1986-87, 1987-88 and 1988-89).

The Broncos led by 11 with under a minute to play, before Wyoming cut it to two points with 19 seconds remaining. James Reid, Paris Austin and Chandler Hutchison each went 2-for-2 from the free throw line to maintain a two-possession game.

Austin scored a career-high 27 points to go with six assists and six rebounds. He played 34 minutes off the bench and was 10-for-16 from the floor. Hutchison scored 25 points, adding five rebounds and two assists. He has scored at least 20 points in 11 games this season and has reached double figures in all 14 Mountain West games.

Boise State will visit Nevada Wednesday, at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT (ESPN3). The Wolf Pack defeated the Broncos in the first meeting between the teams.


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