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San Diego State 77, Nevada 70


By W.G. RAMIREZ
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - Matt Mitchell had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 77-70 victory over Nevada in the Mountain West Tournament semifinal.

Jordan Schakel scored 15 points, Trey Pulliam added 13 and Lamont Butler chipped in with 10 for the Aztecs (22-4).

Grant Sherfield scored 25 points for Nevada (16-10). Warren Washington finished with 19 points, while Desmond Cambridge, Jr. added 17 for the Wolf Pack.

San Diego State has won its last six against Nevada and improved to 4-0 against the Wolf Pack in the tournament.

One night after Nevada's "Big Three" of Sherfield, Cambridge and Washington combined for 75 points and shot 59% in a seven-point upset of Boise State, the trio combined to shoot 41% from the floor.

Clinging to a five-point edge out of intermission, the Aztecs opened the second half on an 11-5 run, extending their lead to 11, the largest against Nevada in the three games between the teams this season.

Mitchell, the Mountain West player of the year, hit his first five shots of the second half and scored 15 straight points for San Diego State in a little more than five minutes to bolster the team's second-half run.

The Aztecs hit eight of their first 11 attempts in the second half to distance themselves from the team they had close run-ins with during two regular-season wins.

The Aztecs, who came in ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense (60.3 ppg.) and eighth in field goal percentage defense (38.9%), limited Nevada to 37.5% shooting in the second half.

The Aztecs used an 11-0 run to open a 14-6 lead while the Wolf Pack went without a field goal during a stretch of 7 minutes, 25 seconds.

Cambridge stopped the drought with a 3-pointer and Nevada rallied to pull within 28-27.

San Diego State got good balance from Terrell Gomez, Butler, Schakel and Pulliam in the first half, as the quartet combined to score 26 points on 47.6% shooting.

March 13, 2021


Nevada
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
W. Washington F 28 6-9 7-11 0-0 2-9 0 0 0 2 3 19
T. Coleman F 21 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 2 0 0 0 4 0
G. Sherfield G 39 6-15 11-14 2-6 2-5 6 0 1 3 3 25
D. Cambridge Jr. G 38 4-15 7-7 2-9 0-5 3 0 0 5 3 17
D. Foster G 28 1-2 2-2 0-0 4-8 0 2 0 1 5 4
K. Milling   20 0-4 0-0 0-3 0-1 0 0 3 1 4 0
K. Hymes Jr.   12 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 2
R. Robinson   10 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Henry   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 0 0 0
A. Huseinovic   2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 3
K. Courseault   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 19-53
(.358)
27-34
(.794)
5-21
(.238)
11-37 11 3 4 14 25 70


San Diego State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Mitchell F 35 6-15 9-14 3-7 1-8 1 1 1 2 2 24
N. Mensah F 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 0 5 0
J. Schakel G 35 6-9 0-0 3-5 1-9 2 0 2 0 2 15
T. Gomez G 29 3-9 2-2 1-5 0-2 2 0 2 1 1 9
T. Pulliam G 27 6-12 1-3 0-0 0-4 4 0 2 1 2 13
L. Butler   13 2-4 5-7 1-2 0-2 2 0 0 0 2 10
A. Seiko   13 1-2 2-2 1-2 0-1 1 0 0 1 3 5
J. Tomaic   13 0-1 0-2 0-0 2-3 0 0 1 2 4 0
A. Arop   12 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 2 4 0
K. Johnson   9 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Totals   200 24-53
(.453)
20-32
(.625)
9-21
(.429)
8-36 14 3 8 9 27 77

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