Winston Shepard also scored 16 points and Josh Davis
collected 10 rebounds for San Diego State (13-1, 2-0). The
Aztecs held off a late Boise State charge that came up short
when Derrick Marks missed a 20-footer with two seconds remaining
and Thames provided the final margin by making two free throws.
Marks scored 21 points and Anthony Drmic added 17 points and 10
rebounds for Boise State (11-4, 1-1). The Broncos were just
4-of-17 from 3-point range and committed 12 turnovers.
San Diego State led by eight at halftime and a strong start to
the second half pushed the lead to 51-37 with 12:22 remaining.
The Broncos were still down 13 with five minutes to go before
cutting their deficit to 67-66 on a step-back 17-footer by Marks
with 54.2 seconds left.
The Aztecs seized control with 17 consecutive points to open up
a 26-8 advantage 12 1/2 minutes into the contest. Boise State
finished the half with a 12-4 run to trail 34-26 at the break.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Davis has reached double digits on the boards in
each of his last eight games. … Broncos C Ryan Watkins had 10
rebounds to help his team to a 37-32 edge on the boards. … San
Diego State has held nine straight opponents under 70 points.
[© 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.