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Mitchell leads No. 22 SDSU past Boise State 78-66 in OT

The Broncos came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to take the game to overtime.
Credit: AP
Boise State players and coaches signal that they had possession of the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO — Matt Mitchell scored 24 points, including four in overtime, and No. 22 San Diego State overcame 29 points by Derrick Alston Jr. to beat Boise State 78-66 for its ninth straight win. 

Trey Pulliam matched his career high with 18 points for SDSU, which blew a 17-point second-half lead before recovering in overtime to take the inside track to repeat as Mountain West Conference regular-season champion.

SDSU took a half-game lead over Boise State, which had its four-game win streak snapped. 

On Tuesday, the Mountain West awarded San Diego State a pair of forfeit victories over New Mexico that will count for seeding and conference championship implications.

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