Frogs fall to Aztecs in San Diego
Feb. 18, 2006
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandon Heath scored 20 points including six 3-pointers as San Diego State rallied to beat TCU, 83-71, Saturday night.
With the victory the Aztecs (18-7, 11-2) maintained their two-game lead over Air Force in the Mountain West with three conference games to play. San Diego State has won 10 of its last 11 and 14 of its last 17.
San Diego State trailed by 11 points early in the second half but outscored TCU 34-17 over the final 7:30.
Heath drained two of his 3-pointers during a 14-8 run as the Aztecs went ahead to stay 63-62.
Marcus Slaughter had 19 points and nine rebounds for San Diego State, Mohamed Abukar added 17 points and seven rebounds and Richie Williams had 13 points and six assists.
Nile Murry, who led TCU with 22 points, made two of three free-throws making it a one point game at 65-64 with 4:11 left. But San Diego State went on a 22-7 run to finish the game.
Hackett left the game early in the second half with a shoulder injury after a collision with Williams, but will likely be back in the lineup Wednesday at Colorado State.
Murry had eight points late in the first half to lead TCU to a 40-35 halftime lead.
The Horned Frogs scored the first six points of the second half for their biggest lead of the night 46-35.