LAS VEGAS (AP) San Diego State has made a habit of getting knocked around early the last few weeks. It also has made a habit of absorbing the early blows, landing some solid counter-punches and ultimately scoring the knockout.
The No. 5 Aztecs followed that same script once again Friday night in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals against Boise State, overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit and cruising to an 81-68 victory.
Malachi Flynn, the Mountain West's Player of the Year, had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, and KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds for San Diego State (30-1). The Aztecs will face Utah State in the championship game.