San Diego State beats UNLV 59-51 to advance to Mountain West tournament title game

LAS VEGAS - The San Diego State Aztecs beat UNLV 59-51 to advance to the Mountain West Conference tournament title game.

Dwayne Polee led the Aztecs with 18 points, while Mountain West player of the year Xavier Thames chipped in with 17.

The Runnin' Rebels were led by Deville Smith's 17 points.

The No. 8 Aztecs will play the winner of the New Mexico-Boise State matchup at 3 p.m. Saturday in Las Vegas.

SDSU is in the MWC tournament championship game for the fifth time in six seasons.

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