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No. 5 San Diego St. overcomes 2nd-half deficit, tops Nevada

The San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team finished the regular season 28-1 with Saturday's win.
Credit: AP
San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn (22)shoots over Nevada guard Jazz Johnson (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game played at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

SAN DIEGO — The No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Nevada 83-76 Saturday night. The game marked the end of the Aztecs regular season with SDSU improving to 28-1 overall and 17-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Malachi Flynn scored 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting - a career-high for the SDSU guard.

K.J. Feagin briefly left the game with a rolled ankle but returned and finished with 14 points for the Aztecs while shooting 4 of 10 beyond the arc.  

Nevada held a 54-39 lead with 16:52 left but the Aztecs went on a 31-12 run over the next 10 minutes. Nevada was scoreless from the field for seven straight minutes during that stretch. Jalen Harris led Nevada with 24 points.