GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

San Diego State 79, Colorado State 49

By BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO - Matt Bradley scored 26 points and San Diego State handed No. 20 Colorado State its first loss of the season, 79-49.

Chad Baker-Mazara added 14 points for SDSU, (10-3, 2-0 Mountain West), which outscored the Rams 43-17 in the second half for its largest victory margin ever against a ranked team. Colorado State had been one of three undefeated teams left in Division I coming into Saturday.

Isaiah Stevens had 19 and David Roddy 17 for Colorado State. Lamont Butler, who returned from a broken wrist, had 11 for SDSU while Aguek Arop had 10.

SDSU held the Rams to just 27.9% shooting from the field.

Bradley, a senior transfer from California, came on strong late in the first half and stayed hot in the second half in his highest-scoring game of the season. He hit consecutive 3-pointers to help the Aztecs extend a four-point halftime lead to 40-34, and just a few minutes later made consecutive turnaround jumpers to push the lead to 49-36.

Bradley hit a 3-pointer to give SDSU a 19-12 lead with just more than nine minutes left. The Rams came back to tie it several times, the last at 30-30 on two free throws by Roddy with 2:03 left. Bradley then hit a jumper to put the Aztecs ahead and then had a layup right before the buzzer to give him 14 points at the break.

Baker-Mazara scored seven straight points late in the game, on consecutive dunks and then a 3-pointer. The first dunk was set up when Butler blocked a 3-pointer by John Tonje and the second one came after Baker-Mazara's steal.


Colorado State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Roddy F 33 4-9 8-10 1-3 2-4 1 2 1 5 3 17
D. Thomas F 20 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 1 2 2 1 2 0
A. Thistlewood F 11 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 0
I. Stevens G 36 5-11 7-7 2-5 0-3 0 0 1 2 2 19
K. Moore G 22 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-3 0 0 1 1 2 2
C. Jacobs   24 0-5 2-2 0-2 1-3 0 1 2 2 3 2
J. Tonje   20 2-7 4-5 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 8
I. Rivera   13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 0 0 0
J. Lake   12 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
J. Moors   7 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 2 1 1
B. Hebb   2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 12-43
(.279)
22-26
(.846)
3-20
(.150)
7-21 5 5 9 17 19 49


San Diego State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Johnson F 27 3-4 4-6 0-0 2-3 1 1 1 2 2 10
N. Mensah F 23 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 2 1 4 0
M. Bradley G 32 10-17 2-2 4-6 1-7 0 0 2 3 2 26
L. Butler G 28 4-12 2-2 1-3 1-6 3 1 4 2 3 11
T. Pulliam G 23 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 4 0 0 3 4 2
A. Arop   26 4-8 2-4 0-1 5-8 3 2 1 2 2 10
C. Baker   21 4-8 5-6 1-4 2-2 2 2 1 1 2 14
K. Dinwiddie Jr.   10 2-3 0-0 2-3 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 6
T. Diabate   8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 0 4 0
C. Alger   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Barnett   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   202 28-58
(.483)
15-20
(.750)
8-17
(.471)
14-38 14 8 11 15 24 79
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