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San Diego State wins 7th straight, beats Fresno State in MWC

LAS VEGAS (AP) Trey Kell scored 16 points and San Diego State won its seventh straight game with a 64-52 victory over Fresno State on Thursday in a Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinal.

The fifth-seeded Aztecs (20-10) avenged a pair of regular-season losses to No. 4 seed Fresno State (21-11), and will play top-seeded and 22nd-ranked Nevada (27-6) in a Friday semifinal game. San Diego State beat the Wolf Pack 79-74 at home on Saturday.

Malik Pope added 12 points and Matt Mitchell had 10 for the Aztecs.

Bryson Williams had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Deshon Taylor chipped in 12 points for Fresno State (21-11), which lost three of its last four games.

The Aztecs led the entire second half and had a 58-44 advantage with 3:48 to play. A 7-0 spurt, capped by Taylor's 3-pointer, pulled the Bulldogs to 58-51. But Josh McDaniels helped seal it with his emphatic, one-handed dunk off a fast break with 1:01 left and the Aztecs led 62-51.

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Key Players
D. Watson
D. Taylor
33.7 Min. Per Game 33.7
18.0 Pts. Per Game 18.0
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
40.8 Field Goal % 43.9
37.5 Three Point % 38.6
76.3 Free Throw % 83.3
  Defensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels 6.0
  Deshon Taylor missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
  Traveling violation turnover on Devin Watson 8.0
+ 1 Deshon Taylor made 2nd of 2 free throws 32.0
  Deshon Taylor missed 1st of 2 free throws 32.0
  Shooting foul on Matt Mitchell 32.0
+ 1 Malik Pope made 2nd of 2 free throws 40.0
+ 1 Malik Pope made 1st of 2 free throws 40.0
  Personal foul on Terrell Carter II 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Matt Mitchell 49.0
  Jahmel Taylor missed 3-pt. jump shot 51.0
Team Stats
Points 64 52
Field Goals 22-52 (42.3%) 20-53 (37.7%)
3-Pointers 3-13 (23.1%) 3-14 (21.4%)
Free Throws 17-24 (70.8%) 9-14 (64.3%)
Total Rebounds 36 30
Offensive 6 6
Defensive 28 20
Team 2 4
Assists 8 6
Steals 3 3
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 12 14
Fouls 20 21
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 7 REB
23 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo San Diego State 20-10 293564
home team logo Fresno State 21-11 262652
Team Stats
away team logo San Diego State 20-10 75.3 PPG 37.9 RPG 15.7 APG
home team logo Fresno State 21-11 76.8 PPG 38.9 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
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T. Kell G PPG RPG APG FG%
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B. Williams F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Kell G 16 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
B. Williams F 23 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
42.3 FG% 37.7
23.1 3PT FG% 21.4
70.8 FT% 64.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Kell 16 7 0 5/12 1/4 5/7 1 35 1 0 3 0 7
M. Pope 12 4 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 3 31 1 0 0 1 3
M. Mitchell 10 5 1 3/7 1/3 3/5 2 33 0 1 2 1 4
J. McDaniels 9 7 0 3/6 0/1 3/4 4 23 1 1 2 1 6
D. Watson 6 2 1 2/5 0/0 2/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Kell 16 7 0 5/12 1/4 5/7 1 35 1 0 3 0 7
M. Pope 12 4 2 5/10 0/0 2/2 3 31 1 0 0 1 3
M. Mitchell 10 5 1 3/7 1/3 3/5 2 33 0 1 2 1 4
J. McDaniels 9 7 0 3/6 0/1 3/4 4 23 1 1 2 1 6
D. Watson 6 2 1 2/5 0/0 2/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Rooks 6 7 0 2/3 0/0 2/4 3 14 0 1 1 2 5
M. Montana 3 0 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0
J. Hemsley 2 2 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 19 0 2 1 1 1
J. Schakel 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0
N. Narain - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Seiko - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Sohikish - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 34 8 22/52 3/13 17/24 20 200 3 5 12 6 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Williams 23 9 1 10/19 0/0 3/3 1 37 0 0 5 4 5
D. Taylor 12 2 1 3/9 3/6 3/5 4 37 0 0 3 1 1
R. Bowles Jr. 9 5 2 4/10 0/2 1/3 1 40 1 2 1 1 4
J. Taylor 2 7 2 0/8 0/5 2/2 3 34 1 0 1 0 7
S. Bittner 2 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 5 30 1 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Williams 23 9 1 10/19 0/0 3/3 1 37 0 0 5 4 5
D. Taylor 12 2 1 3/9 3/6 3/5 4 37 0 0 3 1 1
R. Bowles Jr. 9 5 2 4/10 0/2 1/3 1 40 1 2 1 1 4
J. Taylor 2 7 2 0/8 0/5 2/2 3 34 1 0 1 0 7
S. Bittner 2 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 5 30 1 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Carter II 4 3 0 2/5 0/0 0/1 5 14 0 1 2 0 3
N. Grimes 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0
J. McWilliams 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hopkins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Rojas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Dekoninck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fitzgerald-Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 52 26 6 20/53 3/14 9/14 21 200 3 4 14 6 20