Scores

Final

TCU 51

(12-16, 4-12 MW)

San Diego State 56

(21-9, 10-6 MW)

    6:00 PM ET, March 3, 2007

    Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego, California

    1 2 T
    TCU 27 2451
    SDSU 34 2256

    Top Performers

    TCU: A. Parker 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    San Diego State: J. Habel 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    San Diego St 56, Texas Christian 51

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mohamed Abukar converted a 3-point play late in the game to lift lethargic San Diego State to a 56-51 victory over Texas Christian on Saturday.

    San Diego State (21-9, 10-6 Mountain West) also got two big baskets on consecutive possessions from Brandon Heath and Richie Williams. Heath hit a 15-foot jumper and Williams followed with a 3-pointer for a 51-48 lead with 4:47 left in the game.

    Abukar's basket came after he rebounded an air ball by Heath, scored the putback, and was fouled. He made the free throw for a 54-51 lead with 1:38 remaining in the team's last regular season game.

    Abukar also made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left to secure the victory after Neil Dougherty missed an open 3-point shot with 4 seconds left that would have tied the game.

    San Diego State, the conference's defending regular-season and tournament champion, won despite shooting just 32.8 percent.

    Heath, the Aztecs' leading scorer at 19.4 points, made just 5 of 18 shots as he scored 12 points.

    Abukar, averaging 16.1 points, hit four of 17 from the field and also finished with 12 points.

    Brent Hackett, led Texas Christian (12-16, 4-12) with 16 points, including four 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TCU
    SDSU
    Points 51 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 22-67 (.328)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 7

    2006-07 Season

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