San Diego St. 68, Utah 61
Malcom Thomas scored 19 of his career-high 28 points in the
first half and San Diego State held on for a 68-61 win over Utah on
San Diego State (20-7, 9-4 Mountain West Conference), which set
a school mark by reaching 20 wins for the fifth straight season,
swept Utah for only the second time in the series.
Carlon Brown scored 13 points to lead Utah (12-14, 5-7), which
has lost five of seven.
The Aztecs won despite hitting just 9 of 16 free throws in the
final 2:22, including a stretch of six consecutive misses. Thomas,
a 50 percent free throw shooter, hit only 3 of 8 in the
But Thomas was sensational in the first half when he hit 8 of 9
shots, including only his second 3-pointer of the season. Freshman
Kawhi Leonard had his 13th double-double with 14 points and 15