Alston scores 23 to lift Boise State over UTEP 72-67

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HONOLULU (AP)Derrick Alston Jr. had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists as Boise State edged past UTEP 72-67 on Wednesday for fifth place in the Diamond Head Classic.

Alston made a baseline floater for a two-possession lead with 25 seconds left, and Marcus Dickinson stole it at the other end before making two free throws to seal it.

Abu Kigab had 11 points and nine rebounds for Boise State (8-5). Robin Jorch added 10 points and RJ Williams had nine rebounds.

Daryl Edwards had 14 points for the Miners (9-4). Kaden Archie and Souley Boum each had 11 points.

Boise State plays Cal State Northridge at home on Saturday. UTEP takes on Florida International on the road on Jan. 2.

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