San Diego St. 75, Bryant 63

Chase Tapley scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds to lead San

Diego State to a 75-63 victory over Bryant on Friday night in the

first game for both teams in the Basketball Travelers Classic at

Viejas Arena.

Garrett Green added a double-double with 14 points and 11

rebounds for the Aztecs, who reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA

tournament last season. Xavier Thames contributed 16 points in his

first game for San Diego State.

Alex Francis had 20 points and Frankie Dobbs scored 17 for

Bryant, which led for most of the first half before Green’s layup

with 30 seconds remaining gave the Aztecs a 28-27 lead at the

break.

The contest was the first official game of the season for both

teams and the second overall in the three-day, four-team

tournament. Southern Utah beat UC Davis 76-75 earlier in the

day.