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Mountain West Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: San Diego St. Handles Utah, 64-50

The San Diego St. Aztecs moved to the semifinals of the 2011 Mountain West Conference Tournament following their 64-50 victory over the Utah Utes. The Aztecs and the Utes played evenly for the first 10 minutes of the game, but the Aztecs soon pulled away and had a 30-15 lead at halftime.

Utah's 35-point second half was a bit too late as the Aztecs countered with 34 of their own. Utah's Will Clyburn had a game-high 20 points and pulled down seven boards, but San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard and Malcolm Thomas had better overall nights. Thomas narrowly missed a triple-double with his 13-point, 10-rebound and 8-assist night. Leonard added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Both teams got burned on turnovers, combining for 36.

The Aztecs face the winner of the UNLV-Air Force game tomorrow night to advance to the championship game. It appears we'll be treated to another BYU-San Diego St. game.

Here is the rest of the MWC schedule (all times MT):

Friday, March 11

No. 1 BYU vs. No. 5 New Mexico, 7 p.m. TV: CBS College Sports HD

No. 2 San Diego St. vs. UNLV-Air Force winner, 9:30 p.m. TV: CBS College Sports HD

Saturday, March 12

Championship, 5 p.m. TV: Versus HD