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.