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Lenny Ignelzi, Associated Press
Utah State guard JoJo McGlaston tires to pass around San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — Aqeel Quinn scored 15 points and San Diego State beat cold-shooting Utah State 62-42 Saturday night to retain a share of the Mountain West Conference lead.

Freshman Malik Pope scored 13, including making three straight shots at one point, to help the Aztecs (17-5, 7-2 MWC) win for the sixth time in seven games.

SDSU remains tied atop the MWC with Wyoming, which beat Nevada 63-55.

Utah State (12-9, 5-4), shot just 29.2 percent from the field and quickly fell behind by double digits after a cold start to the second half. After David Collette scored with 18:52 left to pull the Aggies to 23-16, Utah State didn't score again until Chris Smith made a bucket with 11:44 to go. By then it was 37-18 San Diego State.

The Aztecs led 21-14 at halftime and went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to go up 33-16.