Thomas’ double-double leads No. 11 San Diego State
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Malcolm Thomas had 18 points and 15 rebounds and No. 11 San Diego State, missing two starters due to illness, struggled to beat Cal Poly 51-45 on Monday night to remain undefeated.
Playing without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard and Chase Tapley, the Aztecs were flat in every facet as they improved to 11-0 for the first time in school history.
Leonard, SDSU’s leading scorer with a 16.3-point average, and Tapley, who averages 7.8 points, had flu-like symptoms. Tapley was sent home. Leonard went through warmups but wasn’t feeling well enough to play.
The Aztecs were awful from the outside, missing all 18 3-point shots. They had to rely on Thomas’ inside game, including a thunderous dunk with 3:03 left for a 41-36 lead. That came after Cal Poly’s Shawn Lewis and David Hanson hit 3-pointers to keep the Mustangs (3-6) close.
Lewis had 14 points and Hanson 12.