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Day in the Top 25 men's college basketball: No. 6 Arizona beats San Diego State 69-60
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San Diego • Nick Johnson scored 23 points and freshman Aaron Gordon added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 Arizona to a 69-60 victory over San Diego State on Thursday night.

JJ O'Brien and Xavier Thames had 19 points each for the Aztecs (1-1), who had won two of the last three meetings with Arizona (3-0), the loss coming in the final seconds of last year's Diamond Head Classic.

Arizona had a 14-point lead midway through the second half, but San Diego State rallied, closing within four points on Thames' layup with less than 2 minutes remaining.

Gordon then had a soaring dunk off an inbounds pass to put away the Aztecs in the game played at Viejas Arena.

No. 13 Memphis 95, Austin Peay 69 • In Memphis, Tenn., Joe Jackson had 16 points and seven assists as six Memphis players scored in double figures.

Memphis (1-0) shot 54 percent from the field and its pressing defense forced 22 turnovers by the Governors (1-1).

Michael Dixon Jr. was 5 of 7 from the field and scored 15 points for Memphis, while Nick King had 13 points and Geron Johnson and Chris Crawford finished with 11 each. Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds.

Ed Dyson scored 11 points to lead the Governors and Zavion Williams and Chris Freeman added 10 each.

Memphis had its own turnover problems with 21 in its uptempo approach, but it wasn't nearly as damaging as Austin Peay's. Memphis had 27 points off turnovers, compared to 14 for the Governors.

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