The San Diego St. Aztecs almost dropped a second straight upset loss to a Mountain West team, but they held strong at the end of the game to defeat the Boise St. Broncos on Wednesday night, 58-56. The Aztecs lost to the Colorado St. Rams, 77-60, on Saturday.
The Aztecs struggled from the field all night long, shooting just 31.3 percent. What saved the team was its ability to get to the free throw line, making 25-of-29 shots, while limiting Boise State's trips to the area. The Broncos made 7-of-16 shots.
Boise state had led at halftime, 33-25, but midway through the second half the Aztecs were able to retake the lead and keep the game mostly in its favor. Anthony Drmic and Tre Nichols each scored 17 points.
The Aztecs host the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday before going on the road for a rematch with the UNLV Rebels on Feb. 11.