Boxscore
San Diego St. 65, Boise St. 62
Thursday, March 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - KC Ely, Michael Irving, Mike Littlewood
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Boise St. 32 30 62
San Diego St. 30 35 65

Recap


San Diego State 65, Boise State 62:
Jamaal Franklin hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, lifting San Diego State to a victory over the eighth-Broncos in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

Franklin had 10 of his 19 points in the second half for the top-seeded Aztecs (25-6), who advanced to the semifinals and will take on the winner of the TCU-Colorado State game.

Chase Tapley finished with a game-high 20 points and Xavier Thames added 14 for San Diego State, which nearly blew an 11-point lead over the game’s final 6:45.

The Aztecs took a 57-46 lead on a Tapley 3-pointer, and it seemed as if the game was beginning to slip away from the Broncos, who had made just one field goal over seven minutes.

But Boise State (13-17) used a 14-3 run late, capped by Thomas Bropleh’s layup with 27 seconds left, to tie the game at 62.

On its final possession, San Diego State struggled to get into its offense and was fumbling the ball around the perimeter in the game’s closing seconds. But eventually, it ended up in Franklin’s hands, and the sophomore guard heaved up a prayer that somehow went in.

Anthony Drmic finished with a team-high 19 points and Bropleh added 11 for Boise State, which closed the season on a five-game losing streak. Kenny Buckner and Derrick Marks each had 10.

Boise State led 32-30 at the half after shooting 51.9 percent from the field, including a scorching 57.1 percent from 3-point range.

But the Broncos came out flat in the second half, enabling the Aztecs to build their lead before the dramatic finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego State improved to 17-8 all-time in the MWC tournament … The Aztecs’ 17 wins is the second most in conference history behind UNLV … San Diego State is 8-1 in its last nine games played at the Thomas & Mack Center … Boise State lost all three meetings with the Aztecs this season and fell to 0-4 in the all-time series.

Boise St. Broncos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Thomas Bropleh 35:00 4-11 2-5 1-2 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 11
Kenny Buckner 24:00 5-7 0-0 0-0 5 1 6 0 4 0 3 0 10
Anthony Drmic 38:00 5-10 3-5 6-7 1 6 7 3 2 1 0 0 19
Jeff Elorriaga 16:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
Derrick Marks 33:00 4-9 1-1 1-1 0 5 5 3 2 3 7 0 10
Joe Hanstad 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ryan Watkins 16:00 1-5 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 0 4
Drew Wiley 23:00 3-6 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
Westly Perryman 8:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-51 8-18 10-12 8 21 29 11 12 5 13 0 62
  43.1% 44.4% 83.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 13

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tim Shelton 17:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 7
Chase Tapley 37:00 8-14 4-7 0-0 0 1 1 4 0 4 1 0 20
Xavier Thames 37:00 5-11 2-2 2-2 0 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 14
Jamaal Franklin 38:00 6-10 2-3 5-7 1 4 5 3 2 0 4 0 19
James Rahon 38:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 3
LaBradford Franklin 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
DeShawn Stephens 17:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 2
Garrett Green 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-47 9-16 8-13 3 17 20 11 13 7 11 0 65
  51.1% 56.2% 61.5% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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