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Thames, Shepard lead No. 10 San Diego State to 68-60 victory over Fresno State

  • San Diego State guard Xavier Thames puts up a jumper against Fresno State  uring the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State guard Xavier Thames puts up a jumper against Fresno State uring the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego State forward Winston Shepard goes in for a layup during the first half of San Diego State's NCAA college basketball game against Fresno State on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State forward Winston Shepard goes in for a layup during the first half of San Diego State's NCAA college basketball game against Fresno State on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State guard Cezar Guerrero is turned away by the defense of San Diego State center Skylar Spencer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Fresno State guard Cezar Guerrero is turned away by the defense of San Diego State center Skylar Spencer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier Thames scored 28 points and Winston Shepard keyed a 12-2 run for the No. 10 San Diego State Aztecs, who rallied to beat Fresno State 68-60 Wednesday night for their 14th straight win.

The Aztecs (15-1, 4-0 Mountain West), who often looked ragged, won their 38th straight game against a team from California. On Monday, SDSU reached its highest AP ranking since it was No. 6 on March 14, 2011.

Tyler Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Fresno State (8-10, 1-4), which lost for the fourth time in five games.

SDSU won it at the line. Fresno State was whistled for 25 fouls and the Aztecs made 26 of 41 free throws. SDSU was called for only 14 fouls and Fresno State was 11 of 15 from the line.

SDSU had only four turnovers.