Reggie Larry scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half and fourth-seeded Boise State survived a shaky start, beating fifth-seeded Hawaii 80-74 in the Western Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Las Cruces, N.M.
Tyler Tiedeman scored 14 points and former Eastern Washington Eagle Matt Nelson added 10 as the Broncos (23-8) advanced to today’s semifinals against Utah State.
After trailing by as many as nine points, Boise State began the second half with a 12-2 run to make it a game. It was tied at 60 with 6 minutes remaining when Larry scored inside to put the Broncos ahead for good.
Hawaii finished 11-19.
Utah St. 85, San Jose St. 65: Jaycee Carroll scored 24 points and freshman Tai Wesley added 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots as the top-seeded Aggies (24-9) beat the eighth-seeded Spartans (13-19) in the WAC quarterfinals.
Nevada 64, Fresno St. 57: JaVale McGee had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and Marcelus Kemp responded after a scoreless first half with 12 points as the second-seeded Wolf Pack (21-10) beat the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (13-18).