Bronco men end regular season with 92-75 loss at Hawaii; No. 6 Boise State to face No. 3 Fresno State in WAC Tournament

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HONOLULU (AP) -Matt Lojeski scored a career-high 35 points to lead Hawaii to a 92-75 victory over Boise State on Saturday night in coach Riley Wallace's final home game.

The 65-year-old Wallace is stepping down this season after 20 years as the Rainbow Warriors' head coach. He was honored at a ceremony following the game.

Lojeski shot 11-of-14 from the field, including 7-of-7 from 3-point range for Hawaii (18-12, 8-8 Western Athletic Conference). Fellow senior Ahmet Gueye added 17 points and nine rebounds.

Reggie Larry led the Broncos (16-13, 8-8) with 15 points and Coby Karl added 14 in the final regular season game for both teams.

The Rainbow Warriors went on a 10-2 run that gave them a 38-29 lead with 3:39 left in the half. Hawaii led 45-38 at halftime.

Boise State made five of its first seven shots of the second half to pull to within five, 54-49. But Hawaii responded with a 6-0 spurt to take a 60-49 lead with 12:51 left.

The Broncos would get no closer than seven the rest of the way.

Both teams now head to Las Cruces, N.M., for the WAC tournament. Fifth-seeded Hawaii will face Utah State while sixth-seeded Boise State plays Fresno State in the first round Thursday.