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San Diego State defeats Colorado State, 66-48

Aztecs earn share of Mountain West title but will be second seed in conference tournament.

March 05, 2011
  • San Diego State's Billy White, top center, and teammate Malcolm Thomas react with fans after the Aztecs clinched a share of the Mountain West title by beating Colorado State, 66-48, on Saturday.
San Diego State's Billy White, top center, and teammate Malcolm Thomas… (Gregory Bull / Associated…)

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at No. 9 San Diego State 66, Colorado State 48: Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Aztecs (29-2, 14-2) earned a share of the Mountain West Conference title. San Diego State will be second-seeded in the MWC tournament because of two losses to Brigham Young. Students rushed the court at the buzzer to celebrate the second conference title in Coach Steve Fisher's 12 seasons at San Diego State. Leonard had his 21st double-double of the season and 38th of his career. Andy Ogide scored 11 for Colorado State (19-11, 9-7), which lost for the fourth time in five games.

Cal State Fullerton 87, at UC Davis 82: Devon Peltier scored 25 points and Isiah Umipig added 23 in the victory for the Titans (11-19, 7-9 Big West). Peltier made five three-point shots and Umipig added four. Mark Payne led the Aggies (10-20, 4-12) with a game-high 28 points.

at UC Riverside 75, UC Irvine 66: Phil Martin scored 21 points, making eight of 14 shots for the Highlanders (11-18, 6-10 Big West). Eric Wise scored 20 points for the Anteaters (13-18, 6-10 Big West), who trailed 43-31 at halftime.

Cal State Northridge 58, at Pacific 54: Lenny Daniel had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Matadors (13-17, 9-7), who broke a tie with the Tigers (16-14, 8-8) and earned the No. 3 seeding in the Big West tournament.

at UC Santa Barbara 49, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 43: The Gauchos shot only 37%, but that was far better than the 25.4% (16 of 63) by the Mustangs.

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No. 9 UCLA 66, Washington State 48: Jasmine Dixon scored 17 points for the Bruins in the final basketball game at Pauley Pavilion before it closes for renovation. Darxia Morris had 15 points for the Bruins (26-3, 16-2 Pac-10), who set school records for total victories and conference wins. UCLA scored the first 13 points of the game and led 25-4. Washington State (8-22, 6-12) has never won in 22 games at UCLA's longtime home.

Today: Washington at USC12:30 p.m.

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