Comeback Kids: SDSU Rallies to Beat Boise

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    Xavier Thames scored 23-points in a comeback win at Boise State.

    Another game vs. Boise State resulted in yet another nail-biter.

    Last month, the fifth-ranked Aztecs hung on to beat the Broncos 69-66 at Viejas Arena. On Wednesday night in Boise, it was more of the same. The Aztecs won 67-65 in stunning fashion.

    San Diego State trailed by 14 points with 13:37 to play. That's when Xavier Thames took control of the game.

    Thames scored 10 consecutive points for the Aztecs in a furious rally that rattled the Broncos. The senior point guard finished with 23 points.

    In that second half rally, the Aztecs defense asserted itself as well, keeping Boise State scoreless on 13 of 14 possessions.

    Down by one with with time running down, Thames knifed through the lane then kicked the ball out to Dwayne Polee, who drained the three-point jumper with just 4.2 seconds left to give the Aztecs a two point lead.

    The Broncos had one last chance, but Derrick Marks missed on a three-pointer from the corner at the buzzer.

    The fifth-ranked Aztecs escaped with a 67-65 win to improve to 20-1 on the season and 9-0 in the Mountain West Conference. It was their 19th straight win, the second-longest streak in team history.