San Diego State
Nick Johnson scored all of his 15 points in the last 2:45, after missing his first 10 shots, and Arizona rallied to beat San Diego State 70-64 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA tournament.
Xavier Thames dropped in 3s from deep, finessed floaters in the lane and carried San Diego State the way he did all season as the Mountain West player of the year.
“March Madness?” How `bout “The Longest Day?” San Diego State made a bit of history late Thursday night, pulling out a 73-69 victory over New Mexico State in the record-setting fourth overtime game of Day 1 of the NCAA tournament.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
Ranked as the 21st-best recruit in the country by Rivals, Shepard came to San Diego State with the wrong mindset.
The Denver Broncos orchestrated a deal with Cleveland to move up in the third round and select San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman with the 67th overall pick in the NFL draft.
Organizers say San Diego State and Syracuse will play in the inaugural Battle on the Midway basketball game on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum on Nov. 9.
Xavier Thames scored 12 points, including the game-winning basket with 1.8 seconds remaining, to give San Diego State a 56-54 victory over USC on Thursday night.
In the week leading up to the USC game against Notre Dame, Lane Kiffin announced sophomore RB Dillon Baxter was no longer part of the football team and would focus on his academics, now he has been granted his release from the university, reports Michael Lev of the Orange County Register.
Brigham Young is in discussions with the Big East about joining the league, while sources told CBSSports.com that San Diego State also is seeking membership in the Big East.
With the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Kawhi Leonard out of San Diego State and reportedly are going to trade him to the San Antonio Spurts for George Hill.
The Dodgers and Cubs will work out Trevor Gretzky on Saturday in Arizona in advance of Monday’s amateur draft, MLB.com reports.
Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU 83-74 in overtime Thursday night, chasing Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA tournament.
Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 36 points in another dynamic second-half performance, and Connecticut moved to the brink of its fourth trip to the Final Four with a 74-67 victory over San Diego State in the West regional semifinals Thursday night.
San Diego State battles UCONN, with Duke and Arizona to follow at the Honda Center in Anaheim.