LAS VEGAS (AP) Matt Mitchell had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 77-70 victory over Nevada on Friday in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals.
The Aztecs (22-4) advanced to their fourth straight conference championship, and seventh in eight years. San Diego State will make its 14th appearance in the Mountain West title game, where it will play Utah State, a 62-50 winner over Colorado State.
"We found a way to make enough timely plays to get a win and get back into the championship game in the Mountain West," San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said.