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LAS VEGAS – Xavier Thames scored 19 points to lead No. 10 San Diego State to a 73-64 win over UNLV on Wednesday night.
San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West) closed the game on a 13-2 run over the last final 3:04 to seal its 26th victory of the season, matching the second-highest single-season total in school history. The Aztecs also won a school-record 15th conference game of the season, breaking the previous mark of 14, set in 2010-11.
Thames was one of four Aztecs scoring in double figures, as Matt Shrigley added 14 and Winston Shepard and Dwayne Polee II each had 13.
Khem Birch had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNLV (19-11, 10-7). Kevin Olekaibe added 10 for the Runnin' Rebels.