Utah State's Late Run was Just Enough to Edge Out the Broncos 80-79

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -Chaz Spicer's three-point play with 7.4 seconds remaining gave Utah State an 80-79 win over Boise State on Thursday.

The Aggies (14-5 overall, 3-2 WAC) closed the game with a 10-0 run, shutting out the Broncos (8-8, 2-3) over the final two minutes and winning for the 11th straight time at home.

Boise State led by as much as 13 points in the second half and still had a chance to win at the end, but Eric Lane's jumper at the buzzer was short.

The Broncos led 79-74 with 57 seconds left and Coby Karl at the line shooting two free throws. But Karl missed them both and the Aggies got within two on a 3-pointer by Jaycee Carroll.

After the Broncos missed, the Aggies went for the tie on Carroll's runner, which was blocked by Karl. But nobody could control the loose ball until Spicer finally came up with it and banked it in as he was fouled to tie the game at 79. Spicer added the free throw to complete the comeback for Utah State.

Spicer had 20 points, Carroll scored 19 and Durrall Peterson added 18 points for Utah State.

Karl and Reggie Larry scored 17 apiece for Boise State. Matt Bauscher and Matt Nelson both added 12 points for the Broncos.

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