Boise State Basketball: Another One Possession Loss
It's a pattern the Boise State men's basketball team can't seem to shake this season, a pattern of one possession losses.
The latest coming at the hands of Loyola-Marymount 70-69. It was the fourth game Boise State has lost this year by one possession. Four losses by a total of 8 points.
.Boise State was down as by many as 13 points Wednesday at Loyota-Marymount in L.A. but was able to claw back and take its first and only lead of the game, 69-68 with seven seconds to play after RJ Williams converted a layup off an inbounds play.
Loyola Marymount responded as James Batemon drove the length of the court and got a contested layup to go, reclaiming the lead and eventual 70-69 victory. Batmon finished the game with 30 points..
Williams, a Los Angeles native, played exceptional in his homecoming, scoring a team-high 21 points, his third 20-point game of the season.
Justinian Jessup scored 15 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, playing a team-high 37 minutes.
The junior hit three triples, pushing his career total to 163. He is now eight away from tying Mike Tolman (171) for ninth place in the Bronco all-time record book.
Zach Haney chipped in 13 points – his third-straight game in double figures. He also pulled in six rebounds.
The Broncos finished the game shooting 53.3 percent from the field (24-of-45), good for their third game this season shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
Boise State is now 4-7 on the year while Loyola-Maryland improved to 11-1, their best start ever. The Bronco still hold the overal series lead with the Lions 7-3.l
Boise State will face Pacific at Taco Bell Arena this coming Saturday (Dec. 22) at 1 p.m.