RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Reggie Larry scored 25 points as Boise State shot a blistering 57.7 percent in the first half of the game en route to a 73-61 Western Athletic Conference win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Louisiana Tech (3-18, 0-9) came out of the gate hot, leading for much of the first half but Boise State (17-5, 8-2) would its stroke, ending the half on a 13-2 run to take a 35-32 lead into the locker room.
For the first five minutes of the second half, the teams traded baskets but the speed and depth of Boise State wore down the Bulldogs. The Broncos' lead grew to as many as 12 with 11:37 to play, but a 13-4 Tech run would cut that to 57-54 at the eight-minute mark. But Boise State made clutch shots down the stretch to get the 12-point win.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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