Scores

Final

San Diego State 70

(18-7, 6-5 MW)

UNLV 72

(19-7, 6-5 MW)

    Coverage: NBCSN

    9:00 PM ET, February 16, 2013

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    SDSU 40 3070
    UNLV 34 3872

    Top Performers

    San Diego St: C. Tapley 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    UNLV: A. Bennett 21 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    UNLV 72, San Diego St. 70

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Anthony Bennett had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and UNLV hung on in the final seconds to beat San Diego State 72-70 on Saturday night.

    After a 14-0 run gave UNLV its largest lead at 67-57, the Aztecs came back and had a chance to go ahead in the final seconds, but Jamaal Franklin with whistled for a traveling violation with two seconds remaining.

    Khem Birch added 16 points for the Rebels (19-7, 6-5 Mountain West).

    Bennett, who had three blocks, finished 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

    Chase Tapley led the Aztecs (18-7, 6-5) with 22 points and six rebounds. JJ O'Brien added 15 points, all in the first half, and 11 rebounds.

    Franklin, who finished with 11 points and five steals, also missed a potential tying 3-pointer from the top left arc with 29 seconds left. After Franklin's miss, UNLV's Justin Hawkins made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 71-67.

    Tapley hit a 3-pointer to cut it to 71-70. On the ensuing inbounds play, O'Brien tied up Bryce DeJean-Jones, and the Aztecs got the ball on the possession arrow. But Franklin took too many steps.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SDSU
    UNLV
    Points 70 72
    FG Made-Attempted 28-72 (.389) 23-58 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 10

    2012-13 Season

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