LAS VEGAS -- — Naje Smith scored six of his 18 points in overtime and No. 2 seed Boise State outlasted seventh-seeded UNLV 87-76 on Thursday night in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
Smith added six rebounds for the Broncos (24-8), who will play the winner of the quarterfinal match-up between No. 3 seed Utah State and sixth-seeded New Mexico in the semifinals on Friday. Marcus Shaver Jr. added 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Tyson Degenhart recorded 16 points, while Chibuzo Agbo totaled 16 points and six boards.
Agbo scored 12 in the first half to help the Broncos take a 50-34 lead into halftime. Harkless and Webster combined for 19 second-half points and Shane Nowell buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime tied at 73.
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