LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dwayne Polee II had 18 points and six rebounds to lead No. 8 San Diego State to a 59-51 win over UNLV in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament Friday night.
San Diego State used a 19-9 run out of the break to open up a 48-33 lead with 8:13 left in the game. The Aztecs scored 12 points off of turnovers and outrebounded UNLV 34-29.
Xavier Thames added 17 and six assists for the Aztecs (29-3), who will face New Mexico or Boise State in the title game on Saturday.
Deville Smith led the Rebels (29-13) with 17 points, while Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 10 and Khem Birch added six points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.