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.
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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.
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