Tapley, Franklin lead No. 18 SDSU over USDSan Diego State forward Winston Shepard sails above the San Diego competition while laying in a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game won by San Diego State 72-56, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chase Tapley scored 15 points, including consecutive 3-pointers during a decisive 12-0 run, and Jamaal Franklin had 14 to lead No. 18 San Diego State to a 72-56 victory against crosstown rival San Diego on Saturday night.
The Aztecs (8-1) won their eighth straight game since losing the season-opener to No. 4 Syracuse. SDSU beat USD (6-6) for the seventh straight time, the longest streak in the rivalry. Overall, SDSU has won 10 of 11 against the Toreros.
DeShawn Stephens scored 11 points for SDSU, which had an eight-day layoff for finals.
USD's Ken Rancifer scored 16, while Chris Manresa and Chris Anderson had 11 each. Johnny Dee, who came in leading the Toreros with 15 points, was scoreless in the first half and finished with nine.