The San Jose State Spartans fell behind by 14 points by halftime and it never got closer as the No. 13-ranked San Diego State Aztecs cruised to a 90-64 win at Viejas Arena in San Diego Tuesday night.
The Spartans (7-20, 1-14 Mountain West Conference) had a very early lead before the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2) took control.
San Diego State put the game away for good with a 19-1 run early in the second half.
J.J. O’Brien, Winston Shepard and Dwayne Polee II had 12 points each for the Aztecs, with Shepard adding six rebounds and five assists and O’Brien picking off three steals. Matt Shrigley scored 11 points, Xavier Thames had five assists, and Skylar Spencer blocked three shots.
San Jose State was 20-for-53 (37.7 percent) overall, 10-for-27 (37 percent) from deep and 14-for-19 (73.7 percent) from the foul line. San Diego State was 32-for-65 (49.2 percent), 5-for-18 (27.8 percent) and 21-for-31 (67.7 percent).
The Aztecs also had a 40-30 rebounding advantage and forced 22 Spartans turnovers, while committing only 12.
San Jose State is back at home on Saturday, hosting Utah State at 5 p.m. The Spartans lost to the Aggies in Logan, Utah, 86-67 on Jan. 4.