Boxscore
San Diego St. 68, Northern Colorado 50
Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:40 PM
Location - McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Officials - Terry Moore, Gregory Nixon, Ted Valentine
Attendance - 10101

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Northern Colorado 24 26 50
San Diego St. 30 38 68

Recap


Kawhi Leonard tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds and San Diego State pulled away in the second half to win its first-ever NCAA tournament game, 68-50, over Northern Colorado in a second-round matchup Thursday in Tucson, Ariz.

Billy White recorded his second double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds and Chase Tapley added 14 points for the second-seeded Aztecs (33-2), who face seventh-seeded Temple in a third-round West Regional game Saturday. The Owls beat No. 10 seed Penn State, 66-64, on Thursday.

Devon Beitzel scored a game-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, to pace No. 15 seed Northern Colorado (21-11), which trailed 30-24 at the half. Chris Kaba scored 10 points and Elliott Lloyd added nine, while Taylor Montgomery grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.
 
Beitzel’s back-to-back 3-pointers brought the Bears within three with 14:16 left, but San Diego State quickly took control of the game with a 21-6 run. James Rahon (12 points) scored eight straight points during the run, including two 3-pointers.

The Aztecs outrebounded Northern Colorado 42-30 and committed just three turnovers. D.J. Gay and Malcolm Thomas, who together average 22.7 points, finished with a combined nine points on 4-of-17 shooting.

In just their fourth year of NCAA Division I postseason eligibility, Northern Colorado earned its first NCAA tournament bid after winning the Big Sky championship game.
 

Northern Colorado Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Neal Kingman 19:00 0-5 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 0
Chris Kaba 38:00 4-14 1-6 1-3 1 5 6 2 0 1 1 0 10
Devon Beitzel 37:00 8-17 6-10 3-3 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 0 25
Taylor Montgomery 33:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 3 9 12 1 0 0 1 0 2
Elliott Lloyd 36:00 4-7 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 9
Emmanuel Addo 9:00 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tate Unruh 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Garnica 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Proctor 19:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 19-56 8-22 4-8 7 24 31 8 7 2 8 0 50
  33.9% 36.4% 50.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kawhi Leonard 36:00 9-14 3-5 0-0 1 9 10 2 2 0 1 1 21
Chase Tapley 27:00 5-11 2-6 2-3 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 1 14
D.J. Gay 34:00 2-11 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 1 5
Billy White 34:00 5-13 1-2 1-2 7 6 13 2 2 3 1 0 12
Malcolm Thomas 26:00 2-6 0-0 0-1 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 4
Brian Carlwell 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Tim Shelton 10:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Rahon 21:00 4-7 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
Jamaal Franklin 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-66 9-22 5-8 14 28 42 11 8 5 3 5 68
  40.9% 40.9% 62.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 3
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