Bennett hauled down 12 rebounds, and Khem Birch finished with 16 points, seven boards and five blocked shots for the Rebels (19-7, 6-5 MWC), who survived a late Aztecs rally to notch their second win in three games.
Chase Tapley drained a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left, pulling San Diego State (18-7, 6-5 MWC) within a point at 71-70, but the Aztecs could get no closer in dropping their second straight.
Tapley finished with 22 points and six rebounds while J.J. O'Brien had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
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