Published December 23, 2012
HONOLULU – Jamaal Franklin had a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 18 San Diego State held off Indiana State 62-55 on Sunday in the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Honolulu.
Chase Tapley scored 13 points and the Aztecs (11-1) won despite poor free-throw and 3-point shooting.
San Diego State pulled ahead for good during a seven-point run that included five straight points from Tapley. With less than five minutes to play, Tapley drove to the basket and was stopped by Jake Odum, who was called for an excessive foul. Tapley made two free throws and a quick 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, giving the Aztecs a 51-44 lead.
The Sycamores (6-4) pulled no closer than three points behind after that.
RJ Mahurin had 15 points for Indiana State.