Boise State Beats Hawaii, 54-49, for Best Start in Over a Decade

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Anthony Thomas scored 9 of Boise State's last 11 points, including a key 3-pointer with 2:10 left, as the Broncos held on for a 54-49 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.

Hawaii (9-7, 1-3 Western Athletic Conference) held its only lead of the game, 44-43, with 6:50 remaining. That's when Thomas went on a tear with two successive layups, a 3-pointer, and another field goal to put Boise State (11-3, 3-0) in control of the game.

Thomas finished with a team-high 13 points, followed by Paul Noonan with 10.

The Rainbow Warriors were led by Roderick Fleming with 17 points.

Boise State held Hawaii without a field goal for the last 3:35 of the first half and the first 5:30 minutes of the second half while building a 38-29 lead.

Neither team shot well from the field. Boise State hit 35 percent while Hawaii could manage only 33 percent.

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