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Alston Jr. scores 27 to lift Boise State past UNLV 61-59

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 22:24:14-05

BOISE (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. matched his season-high with 27 points, Boise State coach Leon Rice collected a program-record 214th win and the Broncos edged UNLV 61-59.

David Jenkins Jr.'s 3-pointer pulled UNLV to 60-59 with 13 seconds remaining.

Bryce Hamilton forced a Broncos' turnover, but Caleb Grill missed a jumper.

Devonaire Doutrive added a free throw for Boise State to end it.

Rice, in his 11th season at Boise State, surpassed Bobby Dye. Jenkins had 19 points for the Runnin' Rebels (8-11, 5-7).