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COL BKB: San Diego State 68, New Mexico 62

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Kawhi Leonard's 22 points Wednesday helped No. 6 San Diego State fight off New Mexico 68-62 and equal a school record for most wins in a season.

The Aztecs, hoping to land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, won for the 26th time and inched a half game in front of Brigham Young for the lead in the Mountain West Conference.

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San Diego State also had 26 victories two seasons ago and the Aztecs should sail pass that total this season. They won their sixth in a row since their lone loss of the season, which came against BYU on Jan. 26.

San Diego State will host BYU Feb. 26.

Leonard had nine rebounds while Malcolm Thomas had 22 points and six boards for San Diego State (26-1, 11-1 MWC).

Tony Snell brought the Lobos within four points with 8 seconds to play on a 3-pointer, but Malcolm Thomas made two free throws a second later to clinch it.

Dairese Gary had 18 points for New Mexico (17-9, 5-6).

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