The Broncos' season ended Friday as Clemson won 4-3 in Knoxville, Tenn. Andy Bettles, Thomas Tenreiro and Garrett Patton earned singles victories for the Broncos, but the match came down to the final singles match, and Clemson's Dominique Maden defeated Filipp Pogostkin 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Boise State finished the season 20-10. It was the second year in a row the Broncos were ousted in the first round of the NCAA tourney. They lost to Florida State 4-3 last season.
BOISE STATE SOFTBALL: Nevada defeated the Broncos 8-5 in eight innings at Dona Larsen Park. Boise State led after six innings, but Nevada scored twice in the seventh and five times in the eighth. Boise State faces Nevada at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dona Larsen Park in its season finale.
BSU TRACK AND FIELD: The women's team is fourth and the men are tied for fifth after the third day of the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas. Sophomores Emma Bates (10,000, 36:09.92) and Marisa VanderMalle (3,000 steeplechase, 10:25:24) produced Boise State's victories Friday. The meet continues Saturday with the San Diego State women and the Air Force men leading the team races.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO TRACK AND FIELD: Hillary Holt defended her title in the 1,500 meters at the Cascade Conference Championships in Gresham, Ore. Holt set a meet record with her time of 4:30.14. Other Coyotes collecting wins: Sora Klopfenstein (steeplechase, 11:01.68), Austin Basterrechea (men's long jump, 22-11.00) and Jasmine Siburt (100-meter women's hurdles, 14.70). The C of I won the 4x100 women's relay with an NAIA automatic qualifying sprint of 48.13. Overall, the women's team produced 110 points and goes into Saturday with a 35-point lead over second-place Corban.
IDAHO STATE SOFTBALL: Portland State defeated the Bengals 5-3, and Southern Utah later topped ISU 5-1 as the Bengals' season ended. Idaho State, which defeated Sacramento State in its opener at the Big Sky tournament late Thursday night, won the Big Sky's regular-season championship and finished with a 29-23 record. It was the Bengals' first winning season since the program was resurrected in 2007.
BOISE STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL: The eight-team field for the Diamond Head Classic in December is set. Officials for host school Hawaii said Friday that Akron would join the Warriors and Saint Mary's, Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon State and South Carolina. Akron is one of four teams in the field that made the NCAA Tournament last season, including Saint Mary's, Boise State and Iowa State. The Diamond Head Classic is Dec. 22-25 in Honolulu.