Close, but Broncos pull up short on pull-up jumper

Close, but Broncos pull up short on pull-up jumper
Boise State coach Leon Rice wants an answer from an official during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard scored 16 points each for the No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs, who held on for 69-66 win against Boise State after Derrick Marks missed the potential-game winning shot with 4 seconds left.

The Aztecs (13-1, 2-0 Mountain West) won their 12th straight game. They led by 18 points in the first half before allowing the Broncos (11-4, 1-1) to come almost all the way back in the closing minutes.

Marks hit a jumper with 54.2 seconds left to pull BSU to 67-66. After an Aztecs turnover, the Broncos held the ball for the final shot. Marks missed a 17-foot jumper with 4 seconds left and Xavier Thames rebounded. A foul was called on BSU's Ryan Watkins with 0.2 seconds and Thames hit the two free throws.

Marks had 21 points and Anthony Dmric added 17 points and 10 rebounds.