No. 22 Aztecs Dominate In Battle for 1st Place

SDSU improves to 9-2 in Mountain West Conference play
San Diego State Aztecs
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In a battle for first place in the Mountain West Conference standings, the San Diego State Aztecs cruised past the Boise State Broncos 72-52 on Friday evening at Viejas Arena.

With the victory, the Aztecs improved to 9-2 in conference play and took sole possession of first place. Boise State dropped to 8-3 and into second place.

Nathan Mensah scored a game-high 17 points for San Diego State, in a game that saw 10 different Aztecs score points. The Aztecs shot 51% from the floor and opened up a 25-point lead at one point in the second half.

San Diego State's defense held the Broncos to 37% shooting, as Boise State went just 2-for-18 (11%) from the three-point range. San Diego State's bench also outscored the Broncos, 31-16.

The Aztecs continue Mountain West Conference play at Utah State on Wednesday. Opening tip is at 7 p.m.

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