Scores

Final

San Diego State 81

(8-7, 2-0 MW)

UNLV 73

(7-7, 0-2 MW)

10:30 PM ET, January 15, 2005

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 T
SDSU 39 4281
UNLV 32 4173

Top Performers

San Diego State: B. Heath 37 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

UNLV: O. Blankson 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

San Diego State 81, UNLV 73

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Brandon Heath had a career-high 37 points and Marcus Slaughter added 17 Saturday night to lead San Diego State to an 81-73 win against UNLV.

Heath had 23 of his points in the second-half as the Aztecs (8-7, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) built a 12-point lead. Chris Manker added 13 points.

San Diego State has won two straight road games to begin the conference season undefeated, and has won three straight overall.

UNLV (7-7, 0-2) pulled within three, 61-58, with 9:18 to play after a 10-0 run that was sparked by a pair of 3-pointers from Michael Umeh.

But San Diego State was never rattled and Heath was perfect on 11 attempts from the free-throw line down the stretch.

Manker hit a trio of 3-pointers in a span of 2:40 midway through the first half, helping San Diego State erase an early six point deficit.

Chris Walton connected on a 3-pointer to cap a 13-4 run and give the Aztecs the advantage for good, 36-27 with 4:36 to play in the first half.

Umeh lead UNLV with 18 points. Romel Beck had 16 points and Odartey Blankson had 14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
UNLV
Points 81 73
FG Made-Attempted 28-57 (.491) 31-69 (.449)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 6-25 (.240)
FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 5-11 (.455)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 4

2004-05 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 15, 2005 SDSU 81, @UNLV 73Recap
Feb 12, 2005 UNLV 93, @SDSU 91Recap