Winston Shepard scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and
Josh Davis collected 13 rebounds for San Diego State (15-1, 4-0
Mountain West), which possesses the second-longest winning streak in
school history at 14. Thames made eight of his 13 shots, including
three 3-pointers, and the Aztecs won despite going without a field
goal in the final eight minutes.
Tyler Johnson led Fresno State (8-10, 1-4) with 24 points and 11
rebounds, while Marvelle Harris finished with 11 points after
shooting 3-for-12 from the field. Cezar Guerrero chipped in nine
points and five rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have lost seven
straight against the Aztecs.
San Diego State was held to 31.3 percent shooting in the first half,
and Harris’ 3-pointer with 11 seconds left gave the Bulldogs a 32-31
lead at the break. The Aztecs had just one assist in the first half
before using a 12-2 run to pull ahead by eight with eight minutes to
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Guerrero made two free throws to cut the deficit to 60-56 with 3:26
remaining, but San Diego State converted eight of its final 12 free
throw attempts to secure its 38th straight win against teams from
California. JJ O’Brien had seven points and eight rebounds for the
Aztecs, whose only loss came against top-ranked Arizona on Nov. 14.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Fresno State, which entered the game with a
minus-11.7 rebounding margin in league play, won the battle of the
boards 38-37. … Johnson shot 8-for-16 and became the 30th player to
score 1,000 career points in Fresno State history. … The Aztecs have
won 107 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
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