SPOKANE – Xavier Thames scored a game and career-high 30 points Saturday to pace the San Diego State Aztecs to a 63-44 win over North Dakota State in NCAA West Region action at Veterans Memorial Arena.
Thames shot 9-of-19 from the floor and added six assists while Josh Davis paced SDSU with a game-high 13 rebounds as the No. 4-seed Aztecs advanced to the Sweet Sixteen to meet the winner of Arizona vs. Gonzaga, in Anaheim.
Ted Robinson and Bill Frieder called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Xavier Thames hits a 3-pointer to add to his spectacular half. SDSU 27-21.)
(The Thames-Polee Show featured this 3-pointer by Dwayne Polee. SDSU 40-30 with 13:25 to go.)
(Cross-over dribble by Thames produces this layin for a 53-43 lead.)
(A 12-footer by Thames gives him 30 points and the best game of his career. 3:17 to play, SDSU leads 55-43.)
(SDSU dribbles out the clock to win it 63-44. San Diego State advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the second time in school history.)
(Postgame interview with San Diego State’s Dwayne Polee.)
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