Brooke Pahukoa leads Boise State to Mountain West title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brooke Pahukoa scored 17 points and Boise State beat Fresno State 66-53 on Friday to win the Mountain West Tournament title and earn an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament.Boise State (25-7) shook off a sluggish start, while overcoming league defensive player of the year Bego Faz Davalos, to win its second conference championship in three years.

Pope, Hoetzel carry Aztecs past Boise 87-68 in MWC quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malik Pope tied his career high with 22 points with 10 rebounds, Max Hoetzel had 21 points and San Diego State dominated the second half for an 87-68 win over Boise State on Thursday night in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals.Hoetzel finished 7 of 8 from the field with five 3s and in two games against BSU went 10-14 from distance. Pope left the game late with a sprained left knee, the same knee that caused him to miss nine games earlier in the season.