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In (another) OT game, Thames scores 23 to lift SDSU to 73-69 victory over New Mexico State

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    San Diego State’s Aqeel Quinn, center, shoots against New Mexico State’s Sim Bhullar (2) during the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (The Associated Press)

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    New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings (23) tries to shoot between San Diego State's Dwayne Polee II (5) and Xavier Thames in the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings leaps to pass to Tshilidzi Nephawe in the first half against San Diego State during a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    San Diego State coach Steve Fisher motions to his players in the first half against New Mexico State during a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    San Diego State's Josh Davis (22) reaches for a loose ball against New Mexico State in the first half during a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

In the fourth and final overtime game on Day 1 of March Madness, San Diego State outlasted New Mexico State for a 73-69 victory.

New Mexico State's Kevin Arnois made a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in regulation Thursday night to push the game to overtime.

The four extra periods were the most in a single day in NCAA tournament history.

Xavier Thames scored the first basket of the extra session and the fourth-seeded Aztecs (30-4) never trailed. Thames finished with 23 points for San Diego State, which will play 12th-seeded North Dakota State — an overtime winner itself over Oklahoma earlier in the day.

Seven-foot-5 Sim Bhullar had 14 points and seven boards for the 13th-seeded Aggies (26-10) before fouling out in the OT. Daniel Mullings led the Aggies with 18.