COL BKB: UNLV 82, San Diego State 75

Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:09 AM

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Khem Birch hit two key shots during a late run Wednesday that lifted Nevada-Las Vegas over No. 14 San Diego State 82-75.

The home loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Aztecs and left New Mexico as the only team in the Mountain West Conference without a league setback.

UNLV led by 10 points early in the second half, but San Diego State came back to tie it on a free throw from Jamaal Franklin with 3:43 remaining.

The Rebels outscored the Aztecs the rest of the way 9-2. Birch tallied on a tip-in with 2:22 to play that gave UNLV a 76-73 lead and his layup with 25 seconds to go boosted the Rebels in front 80-75.

Anthony Marshall led the Rebels (15-3, 2-1 MWC) with 20 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 14 and Birch added 12.

San Diego State (14-3, 2-1) was paced by Franklin's 27 points.

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