Kuiper seals New Mexico win with game-saving steal at buzzer

March 7, 2019
Dane Kuiper basketball

Dane Kuiper

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper made the defensive play of the game in the closing seconds to secure the University of New Mexico’s 73-72 win over Boise State University.

The senior guard switched on defense at just the right time and then poked the ball away from a Boise State player to deny the Broncos a final shot.

Kuiper’s active feet, quick hands and nose for the ball paid off at the end.

The 6-foot-7 forward finished with six points, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes.

Kuiper, of Wasilla High fame, is averaging 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 25 games. He has 84 steals in 110 career games with the Lobos.