Men's Basketball

Cowboys Come Up Short Against SDSU

Mikel Watson passes over the top of an SDSU defender during the first half.

Mikel Watson passes over the top of an SDSU defender during the first half.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Aerick Sanders scored 22 points and hauled in 16 rebounds in leading San Diego State to a 74-66 victory over Wyoming Saturday night.

With the win, the Aztecs (13-12, 4-6 Mountain West Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Wyoming (10-14, 3-8) has lost nine of its last 11. The Cowboys are 0-10 on the road this season, including five conference losses.

Sanders, who set a school record with his 16 rebounds, had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half which ended with San Diego State ahead, 35-26. Sanders went 8-for-9 from the free-throw line.

With the Aztecs trailing 6-2, Sanders helped key a 22-5 first-half run that put them in control at 24-11.

Sanders hit a pair of free-throws with 1:50 left that eased the Aztecs back to a six point 66-60 lead, halting an 11-0 Wyoming run that had taken the Cowboys within four points at 64-60.

Wyoming had trailed by 17 points before Jay Straight keyed the run with a pair of 3-pointers. Straight finished with 17 points.

Wesley Stokes connected on nine of 12 free throws for San Diego State, including seven in the final minute of play.

Chris Walton added 12 points and seven rebounds for San Diego State.



Wyoming's Alex Dunn had 13 points and 14 rebounds while Mikel Watson had 10 points.

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