Broncos Break Three-Game Skid With Big Win Over New Mexico State

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -Boise State took the upper hand on third place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 104-92 victory over New Mexico State Monday night.

Boise State (18-10, 8-6) swept the Aggies (15-14, 8-7) and leapfrogged them into third a week before the WAC Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Jamar Green had a career-high 19 points as one of six Boise players in double figures, but it was Broncos senior forward Mark Sanchez who was too much for the Aggies.

Sanchez and the Broncos? big men helped put Boise State up 80-64 with 8:22 left to play.

Sanchez was limited to five minutes in the first half with foul trouble, but he scored nine of his 13 points during a stretch where the Broncos outscored NMSU 23-14 during a seven-minute stretch early in the second half.

NMSU got to within seven with 1:36 to play, but it was as close as the Aggies would come, losing their second straight.

Boise State outrebounded NMSU 36-34 and 17-13 on the offensive glass, scoring 44 points in the paint and 17 second-chance points.

Jahmar Young had 24 points to lead the Aggies and Jonathan Gibson added 21.

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