Malachi Flynn's late 3 lifts San Diego State past San Jose State, 59-57

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 13:15:57-05

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Malachi Flynn hit a 3-pointer with nine-tenths of a second left to give cold-shooting San Diego State a thrilling 59-57 victory over San Jose State for the Aztecs' first 10-0 start in nine seasons.

The Aztecs are off to their best start since they opened 20-0 behind Kawhi Leonard in 2010-11. That team finished 34-3 after reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time.

The Aztecs were in trouble after a flurry of 3-pointers by the Spartans in the final five minutes, including one by Brae Ivey for a 55-54 lead before SDSU clawed back.

Definitely #SCTop10 worthy, right Aztec Nation? #GoAztecs

— Aztec M. Basketball (@Aztec_MBB) December 8, 2019

With the win and 10-0 start, the Aztecs entered the Associated Press Top 25 rankings on Monday at No. 25 -- the first time SDSU has been ranked in the Top 25 since 2015.