San Diego State beats San Diego for men's basketball City Championship

Posted at 5:15 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 11:17:59-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego State beat their crosstown rival San Diego 66-57 Thursday night at Jenny Craig Pavilion to claim what is referred to as the City Championship in men's basketball.

Devin Watson scored 26 points and Matt Mitchell added 13 for the Aztecs, who have beaten the Toreros 11 times in the past 12 seasons.

USD came into the game 5-0, but the Torero defense could not contain Watson and the Aztecs' good shooting.

After trailing by double digits for most of the game, the Toreros made a second-half run to close within four, but the Aztecs eventually used their defense to help them pull away.

The Aztecs are now 6-2 on the season. They will host Bradley in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Sunday at Viejas Arena.

USD travels to UC Santa Barbara for a game Saturday night.