No. 21 Aztecs Beat Boise St. 66-53 Remain Tied For First in MW

March 1, 2012

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 21 San Diego State to a 66-53 victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.

The victory was the third straight for the Aztecs (23-6, 9-4 Mountain West Conference), who stayed in a three-way tie for first place with New Mexico and UNLV heading into Saturday's regular season finales.

Franklin scored 12 points in the first half as the Aztecs took a 38-22 lead.

Tim Shelton added 11 points and Xavier Thames had 10 for SDSU, which shot 50 percent from the field in its first visit to Boise State.

The Broncos (13-15, 3-10) were just 2 of 16 from behind the 3-point arc and shot 44 percent from the free throw line.

The Broncos made a run early in the second half, cutting the lead to 41-30 when Derrick Marks hit a short jumper with 15:20 left. But Boise State couldn't get any closer and trailed by 21 points with 8 minutes left