Portland cut a nine-point second-half deficit to 53-52 on Tanner Riley's two free throws with 14:21 left. The Broncos responded with a 13-2 spurt to take a 12-point advantage, and Boise State pulled away.
Boise State is 8-0 at home for the school's best start at Taco Bell Arena since going 13-0 during the 1997-98 campaign. Portland is 0-5 on the road.
Boise State never trailed and was 26 of 33 from the free throw line. The Pilots were 11 of 21.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.