The Associated Press & Lee Faria
Created: February 23, 2020 10:30 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — RJ Williams poured in 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Justinian Jessup added 15 points and four assists on a history-making day and Boise State defeated New Mexico 74-61 on Sunday.
Jessup's final assist with 1:11 remaining — a lob to Williams for a two-handed dunk in transition — placed him as the first Boise State player with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 steals and 50 blocks.
Williams was 11-for-14 shooting, Derrick Alston added 17 points for the Broncos (19-10, 11-6 Mountain West Conference) with three assists. Boise State had 15 assists on 27 field goals.
Vance Jackson scored 19 to lead the Lobos (17-12, 6-10) and Keith McGee added 12.
Boise State is among five teams log-jammed behind San Diego State and positioning for a top-five seed with a bye into the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament,
New Mexico is at Air Force on Wednesday. Boise State closes the regular season Wednesday at UNLV.
Click the video above to see Lobo Insider Lee Faria's analysis of the game.
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