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Shrigley scores 15 to lead No. 6 San Diego St. over Utah St., 60-45

  • San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley releases a pass to JJ O'Brien after penetrating the lane during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego State forward Matt Shrigley releases a pass to JJ O'Brien after penetrating the lane during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah State guard Spencer Butterfield runs into the defense of San Diego State guard Xavier Thames while trying to break a full court press during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Utah State guard Spencer Butterfield runs into the defense of San Diego State guard Xavier Thames while trying to break a full court press during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah State guard TeNale Roland throwsd up a left handed shot against the tight defense of San Diego State forward Josh Davis and Skylar Spencer, right, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game  Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Utah State guard TeNale Roland throwsd up a left handed shot against the tight defense of San Diego State forward Josh Davis and Skylar Spencer, right, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Shrigley scored 15 points — including four 3-pointers — and No. 6 San Diego State used a stifling defense to beat Utah State 60-45 Tuesday night, the Aztecs' 12th straight home victory.

Josh Davis added 12 points and Skylar Spencer 10 for the Aztecs (23-2, 12-1 Mountain West Conference), who play their much-anticipated first game of the season against New Mexico on Saturday night. The Lobos (19-5, 10-2) are in second place in the MWC going into their game at UNLV on Wednesday night.

Utah State (15-11, 5-9) would have tied its season-low of 42 points if not for a 3-pointer by Viko Noma'aea with 29 seconds left. SDSU held the Aggies to 34 percent shooting. SDSU led by double digits since 10:56 in the first half and scored the last 10 points of the game.