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It’s better to win ugly than to lose gracefully. Fortunately, the fourth-seeded San Diego State University Aztecs went with the prior.
SDSU had built a 14-point lead early in the second half; however, the 13th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies came charging back after a 14-4 run. With 16.9 seconds left, the usually reliable senior guard Xavier Thames mishandled the inbounds pass which eventually led to New Mexico State’s Kevin Aronis making the clutch 3-pointer and tying up the score 60-60 at the end of regulation. It was the fourth overtime game on the first full day of the NCAA Tournament.
However, in the end SDSU was victorious outscoring New Mexico 13-9 in OT. Up next the Aztecs face the North Dakota State Bison who beat the Oklahoma Sooners in overtime earlier in the day. Tip-off is at 3:10 p.m. PT on TNT. The Bison are a team best known for their offense averaging a nation-best 50.9 percent from the field. Nonetheless, I Believe…