San Diego State beats UC Riverside 80-55

The Associated Press
San Diego State beats UC Riverside 80-55
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San Diego State's Garrett Green lets out a scream after dunking against UC Riverside during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi )

SAN DIEGO (AP) James Rahon scored 19 points and Chase Tapley added 17 points to lead San Diego State to an 80-55 win over UC Riverside on Monday night.

San Diego State (10-2) never trailed as it ran its all-time record to 9-0 against the Highlanders. The Aztecs jumped out to a 13-2 lead less than 4 minutes into the game behind Rahon's eight points.

Phil Martin led UC Riverside (4-7) with 16 points and Elliott Berry had 14 as the Highlanders shot just 37 percent from the field.

Rahon hit 7 of 11 shots and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. It was the first time this season Rahon had made more than one 3-point shot in a game; he entered the game making 21 percent on 3-pointers.

Tapley made 7 of 8 shots from the field as the Aztecs shot 55 percent.