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Butler, No. 20 SDSU survive Colorado State 64-61 in MWC

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 09, 2023

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lamont Butler scored 16 points and No. 20 San Diego State held on to beat Colorado State 64-61 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Aztecs never led by more than five points in the second half, and Isaiah Stevens' 3-pointer gave the eighth-seeded Rams a 59-58 lead with 1:42 left. Jordan LeDee and Matt Bradley each hit two free throws to give San Diego State a 62-59 lead with 16 seconds remaining.

Bradley had 13 points for the Aztecs. LaDee added 10 points and eight rebounds.