Rice scores career-high 25, Boise State tops Texas A&M 86-71

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Boise State guard Max Rice (12) greets forward Naje Smith (23) after Rice hit a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Rice scored a career-high 25 points, Marcus Shaver Jr. had 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Boise State beat Texas A&M 86-71.

The Broncos never trailed in the first meeting between the schools.

They played in the Battleground 2k22

It came in the Battleground 2k22 series at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, about 175 miles from the Texas A&M campus. Wade Taylor IV was one of five players in double figures for the Aggies with 16 points.

Boise State tops Texas A&M

Boise State went ahead for good at 16-13 on freshman Sadraque NgaNga’s 3-pointer in a fast-paced opening six minutes.