FRESNO, Calif. – Xavier Thames scored 19 points, Aqueel Quinn added 17 and No. 13 San Diego State beat Fresno State 82-67 on Saturday night.
The Aztecs (24-3, 14-2 Mountain West) shot 60 percent from the field, including 9 of 15 on 3-pointers, to cool off a Fresno State team that had won seven of eight. Quinn was 4 of 5 from long range to help San Diego State snap a two-game skid on the road.
It was the largest margin of defeat during conference play for Fresno State (15-15, 8-9).
San Diego State led by five at halftime and pulled away in the second half, particularly when Bulldogs top scorer Tyler Johnson went to the bench because of foul problems.
Winston Shepard scored on a runner in transition to give the Aztecs their first double-digit lead, 47-37, with 18:11 remaining.