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San Diego State puts up a fight in national title game vs UConn

College basketball season is officially over after the UConn Huskies defeated the San Diego State Aztecs on Monday night, 76-59. UConn finished an incredible NCAA Tournament run, one in which they won every game by double digits.

The 17-point margin of victory makes this game look like a blowout, and the Aztecs 12-point halftime deficit also made it feel like a blowout early on. However, the Aztecs put up a fight, even bringing the score to within five points (60-55) with 5:19 remaining after a pair of Keshad Johnson free throws.

Then, Jordan Hawkins hit a 3-pointer, and things unraveled down the stretch as UConn began to hit big shots.

The Miami Hurricanes never got within five points in the second half of their Final Four game against UConn, and the Huskies beat Gonzaga by 28 points in the Elite Eight in an easy victory.

The Huskies also topped Arkansas by 23 and St. Mary’s by 15, so their dominant run ended with another strong victory.

However, the Aztecs kept fighting, and there was a point in the second half when the San Diego State defense gave UConn fits before Dan Hurley’s team got back on track and found a way to make big shots down the stretch.

With all of the Pac-12 discussions swirling around the San Diego State Aztecs, the past few weeks show how much the conference should want them to come on board once USC and UCLA leave for the Big Ten.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire