No. 5 San Diego State advances to Mountain West championship game

San Diego State's Malachi Flynn drives against Boise State on March 6, 2020.
San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn, who had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, drives against Boise State on Friday night.
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Malachi Flynn had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds, and No. 5 San Diego State beat Boise State 81-68 on Friday night to advance to the Mountain West tournament championship game for the third straight year.

The top-seeded Aztecs (30-1) made 15 three-pointers and shot 49.1% from the field. They will face Utah State, which beat Wyoming 89-82 later Friday, in the championship game.

San Diego State trailed by 16 points with five minutes remaining in the first half, then outscored the Broncos 64-31 over the final 25 minutes on the way to its third double-digit victory over Boise State (20-12) this season.

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Alex Hobbs led the Broncos with 21 points on seven-of-11 shooting. RJ Williams and Derrick Alston each had 12 points..


San Diego State remains the nation’s only unbeaten team in road or neutral-site games (16-0). Every other team has at least two such defeats.