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San Diego State defeats North Dakota State to advance to the Sweet 16

Xavier Thames and San Diego State are headed to the Sweet 16.
By The Sports Network March 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Xavier Thames and San Diego State are headed to the Sweet 16.

Thames scored 30 points and the Aztecs pulled away to beat North Dakota State 63-44 on Saturday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second time in four years.

The fourth-seeded Aztecs (31-4) moved on to next week's West Region semifinals close to home in Anaheim, Calif., where they will face the winner of Sunday's game between top-seeded Arizona and eighth-seeded Gonzaga.

Dwayne Polee II added 15 points in the win and Josh Davis had 13 rebounds.

Kory Brown led North Dakota State (26-7) with 13 points while Taylor Braun -- the Bison's leading scorer at 18.0 points per game coming in -- scored seven on just 2-of-14 shooting.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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