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SDSU falls to Boise State 69-65 in final MWC game
- Updated: March 9, 2013
Despite a strong second half Saturday, the San Diego State Aztecs just couldn’t finish and fell to the Boise State Broncos, 69-65.
Down 12 at halftime, San Diego State came out strong and cut the deficit down to four. However, Boise State’s Derrick Marks would have none of it, scoring 21 points in the second half alone according to ESPN.com. The key play came late in the second half when Boise State inbounded the ball with 29 seconds left. Xavier Thames came up with a steal and had a layup chance to make it a one-point game. But Marks came up with a huge block and hung on to the ball long enough to get a timeout.
While the Aztecs had a decent shooting night, their 3-point percentage was a ghastly 18.8 percent. Jamaal Franklin had a double-double but fouled out late on a questionable block call. Chase Tapley had 17 points but shot 1-for-7 from deep. The frontcourt, however, has let San Diego State fall off down the stretch. While Thames had a great game, James Rahon scored two points in 21 minutes of play and J.J. O’Brien 4 points in 24 minutes of play. This cannot happen if the Aztecs want to get past the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament next week.
Credit goes to Boise State’s defense for not allowing San Diego State to have a lead all game. The Broncos came out ready to play for their Senior Game.
The Aztecs although tied for fourth with Boise State, own the tiebreaker because they beat New Mexico, the top seed in the MWC, earlier this season. San Diego State will be upset-minded next week in the tournament and hope to use this as momentum heading into the greatest tournament in sports, March Madness.
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