San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Xavier Thames tallied 19 points and six
assists as No. 24 San Diego State took care of Washington, 70-63, at Viejas
Winston Shepard added 17 points for San Diego State (7-1), which has won six
straight contests overall and 11 of its last 13 meetings with current members
of the Pac-12. J.J. O'Brien netted 10 points, Josh Davis recorded eight points
with 10 rebounds and Skylar Spencer blocked a career-high five shots.
C.J. Wilcox paced Washington (4-4) with 17 points. Freshman Nigel Williams-
Goss went for 14 points and five assists and Andrew Andrews scored 13 points
as the Huskies' brief two-game winning streak came to an end.
The Aztecs overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit thanks in large part to a hot
start to the second half. Thames' layup capped an 8-0 SDSU run out of the
locker rooms to make it 30-29, and his jumper with 14:59 left put the hosts in
front at 33-32.
Washington regained the lead at 41-40 midway through the period after five
straight points by Wilcox. Matt Shrigley followed with two free throws for
SDSU, which never trailed again after that despite a Huskies' charge in the
After O'Brien split a pair from the line, Williams-Goss canned a three from
the wing with 43 seconds left to bring Washington within 65-63. Shepard made
all four of his free throws tries around an Andrews missed trey, however, to
seal it for SDSU.
Earlier, the Huskies claimed a 27-17 lead with 2:02 left in the first half.
Davis and Shepard followed with jumpers to make it a 6-point game, but
Andrews' triple 35 seconds before halftime put the visitors in front by a
30-21 count heading into the final 20 minutes.
Washington outrebounded San Diego State, 41-31. ... The Huskies shot 8-of-14
from 3-point range but went just 14-of-43 from inside the arc ... The Aztecs
improved to 27-1 in their last 28 December tilts ... San Diego State has won
42 straight home non-conference bouts against unranked foes.
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