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San Diego State routs Nevada 78-57

  • Article by: SCOTT SONNER
  • Associated Press
  • January 23, 2013 - 11:56 PM

RENO, Nev. - Chase Tapley scored 17 points, Jamaal Franklin added 14 and J.J. O'Brien had 12 to help San Diego State snap a two-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 78-57 victory over Nevada.

Winston Shepard added nine points, James Rahon and Xavier Thames scored eight apiece and San Diego State (15-4, 3-2 Mountain West) took advantage of an 18-3 run late in the second half to earn the victory.

Malik Story had a team-high 17 points for Nevada (10-8, 1-3), which turned the ball over seven times in the first eight minutes of the game and trailed 39-38 at the half.

Rahon's baseline jumper five minutes into the second half started a 12-4 run capped by Franklin's 3-pointer which put the Aztecs ahead for good 56-48 with 10:37 left in the game.

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