Boise State loses to No. 5 San Diego State in buzzer beater

Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos guard Derrick Marks (2) react to a referee call during the first half of play verses the San Diego State Aztecs at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 11:50 PM

BOISE -- Dwayne Polee II hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left as No. 5 San Diego State rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun Boise State 67-65 on Wednesday night and extend its winning streak to 19 games.

Xavier Thames scored 23 points for the Aztecs (20-1,  9-0 Mountain West), who have won eight of nine meetings with the Broncos (15-8, 5-5). San Diego State eliminated Boise State from the past two conference tournaments and beat the Broncos 69-66 earlier this season.

Mikey Thompson led the Broncos with 16 points.

Boise State led 57-43 with 13:37 to play when Bropleh banked in 3-pointer. But the Broncos either missed a shot or turned the ball over on 13 of their next 14 possessions and the Aztecs took a 61-59 lead on three consecutive baskets by Thames.

The Broncos regained the lead on a basket by Thompson, but two more free throws by Thames and a defensive stop set up the final possession. Thames drove to the right of the key, then whipped a pass to Polee, who drilled the game-winner.

Marks' 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off.
 

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