Josh Davis collected 13 points and 14 rebounds for San Diego
State (8-1), which led 39-5 with just under three minutes left
in the first half and took a 41-11 lead into the break. The 11
first-half points marked the fewest allowed by the Aztecs since
Trey Kennedy led Southern Utah (1-7) with 10 points and A.J.
Hess added seven. The Thunderbirds shot 28.6 percent from the
field and committed 17 turnovers.
The Aztecs moved to 8-1 for the second straight season despite
playing without forwards Winston Shepard (disciplinary reasons)
and Dwayne Polee (health). Freshman Matt Shrigley made his first
career start in place of Shepard and finished with five points
and three rebounds.
San Diego State jumped to a 17-2 lead on Thames' back-to-back
3-pointers with 15:31 left in the first half and never looked
back. Thames was 6-of-9 from the field and made three 3-pointers
for the Aztecs, who held Southern Utah to three first-half field
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Aztecs recorded their 43rd straight win at
home against non-conference, unranked opponents. … Southern Utah
has lost seven straight following its season-opening win over
Arizona Christian. … Freshman Dakarai Allen scored eight points
for San Diego State, which shot 50 percent from the field. The
Aztecs struggled from the foul line, where they were 11-of-28.
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