Mike Bradbury and his Lobo women’s basketball team played Boise State with a chance to claim at least a share of the Mountain West regular-season title. In the end, it was Boise State prevailing at home for a 70-66 win. Both teams started the night with an identical 23-4 record with the Broncos up a game in conference play at 14-2.
The game was tight with both teams showing nerves at the start. It was a bad night of handling the basketball for the Lobos as they ended up with 26 turnovers. Boise State had 18 miscues. The Lobos trailed 28-25 after two-quarters of play. The Broncos would stretch the lead to as much as 9 points in the third quarter.
The Lobos made an attempt to make the game interesting in the closing seconds. Aisia Robertson buried a long three-point bucket with under ten seconds left in the game. It made the score 69-66 in favor of the Broncos. Robertson finished with a game-high 23 points. Jayla Everett was the only other Lobo to finish in double figures with 12 points.
Senior center Jaisa Nunn had 8 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. The Broncos were led by Marta Hermida’s 18 points. With the loss, the Lobos dropped to 23-5 overall and 13-4 in league play. The Broncos are the Mountain West regular season champions with a 14-2 league record.
The Lobos will host Wyoming Thursday and need a win to stay in second place. A loss would move Wyoming up to second and the Lobos to third. Game time at Dreamstyle Arena Thursday is 7 p.m.