Boise State Loses Nailbiter

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 20 points and Malik Story added 16 to lead Nevada to a 69-67 victory over Boise State on Saturday night at Taco Bell Arena.

Nevada (5-13, 2-3 Western Athletic) snapped a three-game losing streak, and earned its first road win of the season.

Robert Arnold and La'Shard Anderson scored 18 points each to pace Boise State (11-7, 4-2).

Nevada trailed 56-52 with less than six minutes remaining before Story staged a personal 8-0 run, scoring on a layup and two high-arching 3-pointers from the left corner. The second gave the Wolf Pack a 60-56 advantage with 3:34 left.

Boise State made it a one-possession game with 30 seconds to play and had a chance to tie the score, but a three-pointer rimmed out and Nevada held on.

The Wolf Pack jumped out to an early advantage, leading by as many as 15 points in the first half. Anderson fueled a Boise State surge to cut the deficit to five at halftime. The Broncos finally caught the Wolf Pack at 43-43 on Anderson's two free throws with 11:52 remaining.

Boise State took its first lead of the game at the 11:23 mark of the second half, 45-43, but could not hold off Nevada.

Dario Hunt added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Wolf Pack.