Aztecs Hold Off Boise State for 12th Straight Win

San Diego State pulled out its 12th straight victory Wednesday night, holding on for a 69-66 win over Boise State at Viejas Arena.

Despite taking an 18-point lead in the first half, the Aztecs had to hold off a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds.

Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard scored 16 points each for the 13th-ranked Aztecs (13-1, 2-0 in the Mountain West) whose only loss this season came to No. 1 Arizona.

The Broncos (11-4, 1-1) battled back in the second half and had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but Derrick Marks missed a 17-foot jumper with 4 seconds left.

SDSU went on a 17-0 run to take a 26-8 lead midway through first half and never trailed after that. It was the Aztecs' first game since Sunday's big win at Kansas, snapping the Jayhawks' 68-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents.

Josh Davis added eight points and 10 rebounds for SDSU. Marks had 21 points and Anthony Dmric added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Boise State.

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