San Diego State beats Weber State 65-49 in NIT

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Lorrenzo Wade had 20 points and 10 rebounds as San Diego State beat Weber State 65-49 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday.

San Diego State (24-9) coasted to the win after a 22-4 run in the first half helped the Aztecs take a 39-17 halftime lead.

The Aztecs will play the winner of Wednesday’s Kansas State-Illinois State game Friday night.

Wade was 9 of 14 shots from the floor, posting his third double-double of the season and second in his last four games. Kyle Spain scored eight of his 11 points during the Aztecs’ key first-half run, including a pair of 3s.

San Diego State extended its lead to 25 with 5:52 left in the game before the Wildcats finished their season on a 12-1 run.

Kellen McCoy scored 14 points for Weber State (21-10), the Big Sky Conference regular season champion.

San Diego State, which finished second in the Mountain West Conference, matched the school record for most wins in a season. The Aztecs are 14-2 at home this season and 50-8 in their last 58 home contests.

Weber State was 3-for-21 from beyond the arc, while San Diego State was 5-for-21.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Weber St.
Kellen McCoy Kellen McCoy
5-10,  14 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 San Diego St.
Lorrenzo Wade Lorrenzo Wade
9-14,  20 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists

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