Hemsley, Aztecs hold off CSU 69-67 for 10th straight win
SAN DIEGO (AP) Jeremy Hemsley banked in a go-ahead jumper with 1:07 left and San Diego State's defense came up with some big plays in the final minutes as the Aztecs beat Colorado State 69-67 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win to open Mountain West Conference play.
The Aztecs (17-6, 10-0) won despite making just 3 of 6 free throws in the final 24.3 seconds. The first half was wild, as well, as SDSU fell behind by 10 and then had a 17-3 run before halftime.
Trey Kell had 19 points, Hemsley 16, Winston Shepard 14 and Malik Pope 10 for SDSU.
Shepard was fouled with five seconds left and made the first free throw before missing the second.
John Gillon missed a layup at the buzzer that would have sent it to overtime.
Joe De Ciman scored 17 for Colorado State (12-10, 4-5), while Prentiss Nixon had 15 and Antwan Scott 12.