Shrigley leads No. 6 SDSU over Utah St, 60-45 - NBC Sports

Shrigley leads No. 6 SDSU over Utah St, 60-45
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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)
February 19, 2014, 1:14 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) 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.

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