San Diego State mounted a second-half comeback against No. 2 Kansas Tuesday night at Viejas Arena, but the Aztecs were not able to climb the ladder and were defeated, 70-57.
SDSU opened the second half on a 14-6 run after trailing 39-27 at half and Kansas’ lead was cut to four with a little over 13 minutes left in the game.
However, Kansas then went on an 8-0 run to widen the gap and the Aztecs were not able to make it close again after that.
“That’s college basketball. It’s a game of runs and stuff happens. You have to try and play through it and make more plays than the next team,” redshirt-freshman forward Zylan Cheatham said.
Cheatham led the Aztecs with 12 points and provided the biggest highlight of the game with a windmill slam dunk on a breakaway at the beginning of the second half.
The Aztecs (7-6) have now lost three games at home this season, two more than all of last year. They are also now just two losses away from matching their regular season total from last season.
SDSU will now get ready to begin its conference slate which starts on Dec. 30 at home against Wyoming.
Tip-off for the contest is 7 p.m. and can be seen on CBS Sports Network or heard on The Mighty 1090 AM.