banner

College Basketball

more stats

39
Final 12Score
Utah State152439
San Diego St363773
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
73


NCAA Game Summary - Utah State vs. San Diego State



(Thursday, March 13th)

Final Score: (8) San Diego State 73, Utah State 39

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Xavier Thames totaled 15 points and seven assists to lead eighth-ranked San Diego State to a 73-39 win over Utah State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

Winston Shepard added 13 points and Josh Davis contributed eight points, 13 rebounds and six steals for the top-seeded Aztecs (28-3), who will face fourth-seed UNLV on Friday in the semifinals.

"Just with the flow of the game. Motion offense. We was moving the ball. Everybody was moving the ball. It was just the flow of the game. We played a great offensive game," said Thames about his assists.

Jarred Shaw scored 14 points for the Aggies, who had won their previous three games on the heels of four straight losses.

The Aztecs rattled off the first eight points as the Aggies missed their first nine field goal attempts. SDSU later went on a 17-3 tear to take a 31-11 lead under nine minutes left in the first half.

Utah State trailed 36-15 at the break.

The Aggies never came within double digits the rest of the way as the Aztecs sailed to the finish.

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher was asked how important it was to be able to rest his starters for a good portion of the second half.

"Hopefully it will help us. Not often do you get the luxury of having a big lead and you can say, Okay, how much can we take X out? How much can we rest him? He plays a lot of minutes. He's not the only one, but he's the one I'm most concerned about because he guards their point guard," said Fisher.

"So to have that ability to do that should be helpful for us as we head into a quick turnaround for a game tomorrow and hopefully for a game on Saturday."

Game Notes

The Aztecs outrebounded Utah State, 35-27 ... Utah State scored a season-low 39 points, which are its fewest in a game since scoring 33 points at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 10, 1994 ... SDSU shot 52.5 percent (31-of-59) from the floor, while Utah State made 29.3 percent (12-of-41) of its field goal tries.

03/13 23:09:48 ET

Other Stories

TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHA 49
BOS 64
 
Final
DET 2
ATL 4
Final
TAM 6
BAL 6
Final
PIT 18
PHI 4
Final
STL 6
WAS 2
Final
NYM 7
MIA 1
Final
CWS 1
CLE 4
Final
OAK 11
COL 2
Final
TEX 7
KAN 11
Final
SEA 5
ANA 3
Final
CIN 3
SDP 6
Final
CHC 8
SFG 5
Final
ARI 2
LOS 4
8th
HOU 4
TOR 5
 
4th
BOS 2
MIN 0
 
3rd
CHA 49
BOS 64
 
Half
PHI 50
LAL 51
 
2nd
TOR 31
HOU 38
 
2nd
ATL 33
MIL 22
 
1st
MEM 14
SAC 5
 
1st
MIN 14
UTA 10
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
PHO
1st
LOYC 10
LAMON 7
 
1st Intermission
MON 0
TAM 0
 
1st
STL 0
VAN 0
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
LOS
9:00pm Tonight
COL
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ARI
BUF