Schakel, Aztecs Hold on This Time, Beat Rams 78-65

San Diego State led Colorado State by 26 in the first half for the second time in three days.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Schakel hit 8 of 11 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points as San Diego State got past Colorado State 78-65 on Monday night.

For the second straight game the Aztecs jumped out to a 26-point first half lead against the Rams.

Colorado State defeated San Diego State 70-67 on Saturday, setting a school and Mountain West Conference record by erasing a 26-point deficit. In the rally they had a 19-0 first-half run and went 14-0 in the second half before scoring the last 11 points of the game.

In this one the Rams trailed by 29, 42-13, late in the first half and had a 14-0 run early in the second half but never got closer than 14 points until scoring the final basket of the game.

Colorado State threatened to get within 12, but a Nathan Mensah block at the basket was followed by a 15-6 Aztec run to put the game out of reach.

Terrell Gomez had 13 points for San Diego State (7-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference). Matt Mitchell added 12 points. Nathan Mensah had 11 points.

David Roddy and John Tonje had 15 points for the Rams (6-2, 3-1), whose four-game win streak was broken. Isaiah Stevens had 11 points.

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