Scores

Final

New Mexico St 63

(16-17, 9-7 WAC)

Boise State 81

(20-11, 10-6 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    12:00 AM ET, March 12, 2011

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    NMSU 26 3763
    BSU 34 4781

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: T. Watson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Boise State: L. Anderson 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl

    Boise St. 81, New Mexico St. 63

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- La'Shard Anderson and Ryan Watkins scored 16 points each, and Boise State dominated the second half to rout New Mexico State 81-63 Friday night and reach the Western Athletic Conference championship game.

    Second-seeded Boise State (20-11) used its defense to create scoring opportunities in the first half, then hit a slew of 3-pointers in succession in the second to run away from the defending tournament champions.

    Playing with their highest seeding since joining the WAC in 2001-02, the Broncos ran their winning streak to eight games -- longest since 1991-92 -- and earned a trip to their third title game, against No. 23 Utah State on Saturday.

    New Mexico State (16-17) kept within reach despite a rash of turnovers in the first half, but had nothing left in the second half to keep up with the WAC's highest-scoring team. Tyrone Watson led the Aggies with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    BSU
    Points 63 81
    FG Made-Attempted 19-44 (.432) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 9-15 (.600)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-27 (.778) 26-32 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2010-11 Season

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