Photo courtesy goaztecs.com
February 23, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Jalen McDaniels had 16 points, Matt Mitchell added 15 and San Diego State narrowly defeated UNLV 60-59 on Saturday night. The victory was the fifth straight this season for San Diego State, who is now 14-1 against the Runnin' Rebels in its last 15 meetings.
Mitchell made three free throws with 1:26 remaining to give the Aztecs a 60-58 lead and Amauri Hardy split a pair of free throws with 1:02 left to cap the scoring. The Runnin' Rebels had the final possession, but Nick Blair missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Devin Watson added 13 points for San Diego State (18-9, 10-4 Mountain West Conference), which won its eight of the last nine games.
The Runnin' Rebels' 23 points in the first half were a season low for the team.
The Aztecs improve to 2-0 against the Runnin' Rebels for the season. San Diego State defeated UNLV 94-77 on Jan. 26. San Diego State plays Utah State on the road on Tuesday.