San Diego St. never trails, beats Nevada 67-55 in MWC semis

Mar 11, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Dakarai Allen (4) lays up the ball while being defended by Nevada Wolf Pack guard Tyron Criswell (2) in the second half during the Mountain West Conference Tournament at Thomas & Mack Center. San Diego State won 67-55.  

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trey Kell scored 15 points as San Diego State never trailed and beat Nevada 67-55 on Friday night in a Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinal.

The top-seeded Aztecs (25-8) move on to face the Colorado State-Fresno State winner in Saturday’s championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Winston Shepard added 13 points for San Diego State, which shot just 66 percent from the line.

Cameron Oliver scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 seed Nevada (19-12), which hit only 2 of 16 from long range. Tyron Criswell chipped in 14 points.

San Diego State had a 10-point halftime lead, and the Wolf Pack used a 12-2 surge to tie it at 38 with 11:24 remaining. Kell answered with a pair of jumpers, sparking a 19-9 run and the Aztecs led 57-47 with 2:26 left and cruised from there.