Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O'Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 13 San Diego State breezed past San Jose State 90-64 on Tuesday night.
Coming off their third loss of the season, the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West) had an easy time against the overmatched Spartans (7-20, 1-14).
The Aztecs had dropped seven spots in the AP rankings after losing their second game in two weeks, a 58-44 thumping at New Mexico on Saturday. But the Aztecs didn't lose two-in-a-row while preventing San Jose State from winning consecutive outings.
San Jose State, which won its first conference game in school history last week at Nevada, was paced by Rashad Muhammad and Jaleel Williams, with 14 points apiece.
With the win the Aztecs kept pace with New Mexico to remain tied for first place. The two teams face each other on March 8.