SAN DIEGO — Jamaal Franklin had 16 points and Chase Tapley added 14 for No. 17 San Diego State, which rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half and held on to beat Boise State 58-56 on Wednesday night.
The Broncos could have won it but a wide-open 3-point attempt by Thomas Bropleh from the baseline rimmed out at the buzzer. Anthony Drmic and Tre Nichols scored 17 apiece for Boise State.
The Aztecs (19-3, 5-1 Mountain West Conference) used a 14-0 run in the second half to take control as Boise State (10-11, 0-6) lost the shooting touch that had given it the big lead.
Boise State seemed ready to run away with the game after making the first two baskets of the second half to take a 37-25 lead, its biggest of the night. But the Broncos scored just 19 points the rest of the way and lost their seventh straight game.