Scores

Final

Boise State 64

(13-17, 6-12 WAC)

UTEP 78

(24-7, 14-4 WAC)

9:05 PM ET, March 5, 2005

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

1 2 T
BSU 19 4564
UTEP 43 3578

Top Performers

Boise State: E. Lane 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

UTEP: O. Thomas 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Stl

UTEP 78, Boise State 64

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Omar Thomas had 22 points and 12 rebounds as UTEP ended the regular season with a 78-64 win over Boise State on Saturday night.

Jason Williams scored 15 points and Filiberto Rivera added 14 for UTEP (24-7, 14-4 Western Athletic Conference), which will be the second seed in the WAC tournament that begins Tuesday.

The win set a school record for conference victories in a season for UTEP, which has been in the WAC for 36 years. The school moves to Conference USA next season.

Eric Lane led Boise State (13-17, 6-12) with 17 points. Jermaine Blackburn added 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

The loss drops the Broncos to the eighth seed in next week's tournament.

UTEP outscored the Boise State 43-19 in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BSU
UTEP
Points 64 78
FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 27-57 (.474)
3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 6-19 (.316)
FT Made-Attempted 5-5 (1.000) 18-23 (.783)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 24

2004-05 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 1, 2005 UTEP 91, @BSU 77Recap
» Mar 5, 2005 @UTEP 78, BSU 64Recap
Mar 12, 2005 @UTEP 91, BSU 78Recap