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Thames, No. 13 Aztecs hold on for 69-66 win after Boise's Marks misses with 4 seconds left

  • San Diego State forward JJ O'Brien puts on the full court press against Boise State forward Anthony Drmic during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State forward JJ O'Brien puts on the full court press against Boise State forward Anthony Drmic during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State forward Winston Shepard shoots over Boise State guard Jeff Elorriaga during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State forward Winston Shepard shoots over Boise State guard Jeff Elorriaga during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State forward Josh Davis goes to the basket to score against Boise State center Ryan Watkins, left,  during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State forward Josh Davis goes to the basket to score against Boise State center Ryan Watkins, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard scored 16 points each for the No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs, who held on for 69-66 win against Boise State after Derrick Marks missed the potential-game winning shot with 4 seconds left.

The Aztecs (13-1, 2-0 Mountain West) won their 12th straight game. They led by 18 points in the first half before allowing the Broncos (11-4, 1-1) to come almost all the way back in the closing minutes.

Marks hit a jumper with 54.2 seconds left to pull BSU to 67-66. After an Aztecs turnover, the Broncos held the ball for the final shot. Marks missed a 17-foot jumper with 4 seconds left and Xavier Thames rebounded. A foul was called on BSU's Ryan Watkins with 0.2 seconds and Thames hit the two free throws.

Marks had 21 points and Anthony Dmric added 17 points and 10 rebounds.