The Aztecs (13-8, 4-5) had won seven straight at UNLV, the longest streak in Mountain West history for a team at a league rival's gym.
Jeremy Hensley led SDSU with a season-high 19 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career. Malik Pope added 14.
UNLV built an early 11-point lead but the Aztecs rallied to tie the game at 38 at halftime.
SDSU only led once in the second half and trailed by 11 with 5 1/2 minutes to go before a 9-0 run on 3s by Pope, Devin Watson and Max Montana in a minute. UNLV responded with six points and SDSU missed its last four shots with two turnovers.
Goodman scores 27, Penn beats N. Iowa 78-71
Devon Goodman scored a career-high 27 points, and Penn rallied in the second half to defeat Northern Iowa 78-71 Friday at the Paradise Jam tournament.
First-half run propels South Florida to 73-46 win over Ohio
Justin Brown, T.J. Lang and Alexis Yetna scored 11 points apiece and South Florida closed the first half with a 26-3 run to help the Bulls beat Ohio 73-46 on Friday in the Jamaica Classic.
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