Boxscore
San Diego St. 79, Colorado St. 69
Friday, March 9, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - David Hall, Shawn Lehigh, Mike Littlewood
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Colorado St. 39 30 69
San Diego St. 38 41 79

Recap


San Diego State 79, Colorado State 69: Jamaal Franklin scored 19 points as the No. 21 Aztecs advanced to their fourth straight Mountain West tournament final.

The two-time defending tournament champions will meet second-seeded New Mexico in Saturday's championship game.

Franklin, who hit the game-winning shot in the Aztecs’ quarterfinal victory over Boise State, made 3 of 4 3-point attempts.

Chase Tapley finished with 17 points and James Rahon added 15 for the top-seed Aztecs (26-6), who trailed 39-38 at the half.

After Colorado State pulled within 50-48 on Dorian Green’s 3-pointer with 16:17 remaining, the Aztecs responded with an 11-2 run to take control.

The Rams (20-11), who fell behind by as many as 12 points late, cut the deficit to 70-63 with 3:11 left, but couldn’t draw closer.

Green scored 20 points for Colorado State, which would have likely secured a spot in the 68-team NCAA tournament with a victory. Jesse Carr finished with 17 points and Dwight Smith added 12.

The Aztecs have won their last eight conference tournament games, the longest win streak in MWC history.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego State leads the series 18-3 and has won 10 of the last 11 meetings. ... Colorado State fell to 8-12 all-time in the MWC tournament. … The Aztecs are 5-0 as the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. … San Diego State has won nine of its last 10 games at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Colorado St. Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dorian Green 33:00 7-13 4-8 2-2 0 0 0 3 3 4 1 0 20
Will Bell 28:00 1-7 0-0 4-5 1 7 8 1 3 0 2 0 6
Wes Eikmeier 33:00 3-8 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 7
Pierce Hornung 33:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 7
Kaipo Sabas 22:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Dwight Smith 18:00 4-8 1-2 3-3 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 12
Jesse Carr 33:00 7-15 2-6 1-1 0 5 5 2 2 0 2 0 17
TOTAL 200 25-58 8-22 11-13 5 18 23 9 18 5 7 1 69
  43.1% 36.4% 84.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chase Tapley 34:00 6-12 1-3 4-5 0 4 4 6 0 2 1 0 17
Jamaal Franklin 30:00 5-13 3-4 6-8 2 4 6 3 4 0 1 0 19
James Rahon 31:00 7-12 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 15
Tim Shelton 13:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 4
Xavier Thames 36:00 1-7 1-3 4-4 0 6 6 2 2 2 3 0 7
DeShawn Stephens 21:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 7 9 1 3 1 0 3 4
Garrett Green 24:00 3-3 1-1 3-5 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 10
LaBradford Franklin 11:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 27-56 8-18 17-22 10 27 37 15 15 5 6 4 79
  48.2% 44.4% 77.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 6
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