SAN DIEGO – The Boise State Broncos men’s basketball team once again gave the San Diego State Aztecs all sorts of fits Wednesday.
Yet once again, the No. 5 Aztecs busted the Broncos hopes with another thrilling win in this series. There were a bunch of long faces in the Broncos crowd after they watched their team blow a 14-point lead.
For the first 28 minutes of the game, Boise State did everything right – they forced 16 SDSU turnovers and seemed to convert every one into points.
Boise state also shot lights out. They made seven of their first eight shots in the second half including this prayer. That gave ’em their 14-point lead.
But the Aztecs have one of the best defensive teams in the country and that defense got them back in the game.
The Aztecs held Boise State scoreless for more than eight minutes in the second half.
Point guard Xavier Thames, clearly the player of the year in the Mountain West Conference, did it again Wednesday night. He scored 23 points and he gave his team a 61-59 in the fourth quarter.
Boise State eventually re-took the lead, and then Thames made another play. This time passing to Dwayne Polee. His three pointer gave the Aztecs the lead.
Boise State had one more chance, but that shot didn’t stand a chance.
The Aztecs won 67-65 and added to their 20-win season and they complete the second-largest comeback in the Steve Fisher era.