Franklin, Rahon lead SDSU over Fresno St.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jamaal Franklin scored 14 points to surpass 1,000 for his three-year career and James Rahon also scored 14 Saturday to help San Diego State rout cold-shooting Fresno State 75-53.
Franklin, last season’s Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, reached the 1,000-point milestone with a layup with 6:17 left that gave SDSU a 59-32 lead. He also had 11 rebounds. Freshman Winston Shepard scored 10.
The Aztecs (18-5, 6-3 Mountain West) used a 13-0 run in the second half to win for the fourth time in five games. They fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 for the second time this season on Monday after a three-point loss at Air Force the previous Saturday. SDSU rebounded by beating Boise State 63-62 at home on Wednesday night, rallying after blowing a 17-point, first-half lead.
Tyler Johnson scored 14, Braeden Anderson 12 and Marvelle Harris 11 for Fresno State (8-14, 2-7).