HONOLULU -- Anthony Drmic scored 30 points to lead Boise State to an 80-54 win over South Carolina in Monday's semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic.
Mikey Thompson added 10 points for Boise State (10-2), which will play No. 14 Iowa State (10-0) in Wednesday's championship.
Drmic scored 21 points in the first half and looked to be on pace to match his career high of 34 points.
The Broncos built a double-digit lead just nine minutes into the game. Boise State scored from all directions, driving into the lane for layups and hitting 3-pointers. Boise State forced 11 first-half turnovers and converted that into 12 points.
Boise State led 43-28 at halftime and pulled away in the second half as South Carolina struggled to find the basket, shooting just 37 percent.
The Broncos outscored the Gamecocks 16-9 to start the second half and led 59-35 with 11 minutes left. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Jeff Elorriaga gave Boise State its largest lead of the game at 67-37 with nine minutes remaining.
With its football team playing in Tuesday's Honolulu Bowl, Boise State had a vocal contingent of about 75 fans and cheerleaders at the game.