Thames helps No. 24 San Diego State rally for win

The Associated Press
Thames helps No. 24 San Diego State rally for win
San Diego State's JJ O'Brien defends as Washington's Andrew Andrews goes to the basket during the first half against the at the NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and No. 24 San Diego State rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Washington 70-63 on Sunday.

Winston Shepard added 17 points for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their sixth straight while playing for the fifth time in 11 days.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (4-4) with 17 points. Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 for the Huskies.

The Aztecs opened the second half with a 17-2 run, taking the lead on a jump shot by Thames with 14:59 remaining. JJ O'Brien scored five straight points during the run.