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College basketball: No. 5 San Diego State rallies to beat Boise State 67-65
First Published Feb 05 2014 10:08 pm • Last Updated Feb 05 2014 10:26 pm

Boise, Idaho • Dwayne Polee II hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left as No. 5 San Diego State rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun Boise State 67-65 on Wednesday night and extend its winning streak to 19 games.

Xavier Thames scored 23 points for the Aztecs (20-1, 9-0 Mountain West), who have won eight of nine meetings with the Broncos (15-8, 5-5). San Diego State eliminated Boise State from the past two conference tournaments and beat the Broncos 69-66 earlier this season.

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Wednesday’s scores

» No. 4 Wichita State 65, Indiana State 58

» No. 5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65

» No. 10 Michigan 79, Nebraska 50

» No. 13 Saint Louis 65, Saint Joseph’s 49

» No. 14 Louisville 77, Houston 62

» No. 20 Virginia 77, Boston College 67

» West Virginia 91, No. 21 Oklahoma 86 (OT)

» No. 23 Gonzaga vs. Portland, late

» No. 25 Pittsburgh 59, Miami 55 (OT)

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Mikey Thompson led the Broncos with 16 points and Thomas Bropleh and Derrick Marks both added 15.

Boise State led 57-43 with 13:37 to play when Bropleh banked in 3-pointer. But the Broncos either missed a shot or turned the ball over on 13 of their next 14 possessions and the Aztecs took a 61-59 lead on three consecutive baskets by Thames.

The Broncos regained the lead on a basket by Thompson, but two more free throws by Thames and a defensive stop set up the final possession.

Thames drove to the right of the key, then whipped a pass to Polee, who drilled the game-winner.

Marks’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off.

Boise State, which shot 51 percent from the field for the game, went more than 9 minutes between field goals and the Aztecs went on to win their 10th consecutive game away from home and their ninth straight conference game.




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