Aztecs remain unbeaten as San Diego State tops Nevada 68-55

Published: Jan. 18, 2020 at 11:15 PM PST
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Game notes courtesy of Nevada Athletics:

Nevada (11-8, 4-3 MW) fell 68-55 at No. 6/7 San Diego State (19-0, 8-0 MW) on Saturday at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

Nevada hosts intrastate rival UNLV (11-9, 6-1 MW) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. The Rebels are alone in second place in the MW standings.

Nevada led 35-33 at halftime marking the first time SDSU trailed at halftime in a Mountain West game this season.

SDSU leads the series 18-6. The Pack has not won at SDSU since joining the MW for the 2012-13 season. Viejas Arena is the only MW arena in which the Pack has not won in MW play.

Harris scored a game-high 19 points. It is the eighth time he posted a game high and 15th consecutive game he scored in double figures. Harris' 11 games of leading the Pack in scoring is the team high.

Jazz Johnson scored 13 points reaching double figures for a team-high 17th time this season. Johnson made three 3-pointers and has made three or more in13 games this year.

Lindsey Drew grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Drew has topped the team in rebounding a team-high 10 times this season

First-year Nevada head coach Steve Alford is two wins from 600 in his 29th season of coaching college basketball. Alford is 598-306.

Per AP:

Yanni Wetzell had 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for No. 7 San Diego State, which came out hot in the second half to beat Nevada 68-55 and remain the nation’s only undefeated team. Malachi Flynn scored 14 points for San Diego State, and Jordan Schakel had 12. Matt Mitchell added 11 points. Jalen Harris, the Mountain West's second-leading scorer, had 16 of his 19 points in the first half for Nevada, which withered offensively in the second half. Jazz Johnson scored 13.

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