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Boise State is finding challenge and heartbreak in the Mountain West basketball wars. Heartbreak because BSU seems up to the challenge and then loses. Three in a row to be exact their longest skid all season.

It began at UNLV where an 11-point lead evaporated, then at home where San Diego State rallied from 14 down, and then at Utah State where Boise State is 0-18 all time.

Wednesday New Mexico is at Taco Bell. The Lobos are 9-1 in the league. A loss to the Lobos could send the once high flying Broncos into a tailspin. The first 30 minutes of each game are not the problem, it's the last 10 minutes where the Broncos fade and it has become a habit. This is a critical game Wednesday on many levels for Boise State.