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San Diego State vs. University of San Diego 2014 final score: Dwayne Polee II scores 14, Aztecs win 57-48

The SDSU senior looked the best he has all season tonight.

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The San Diego State Aztecs (6-1) beat the San Diego Toreros (4-4) tonight 57-48 in the San Diego city rivalry game.

Dwayne Polee II looked like the Polee SDSU fans expected to see entering the season. He played aggressively all night and led the Aztecs with 14 points.

Freshman point guard Trey Kell kept up his Tyler Ennis-like season, scoring 10 points on 67 percent shooting.

Big man Skylar Spencer was all over the stats sheet tonight, registering six rebounds, four blocks and four points.

SDSU had a glaring weakness tonight -- and this is becoming a dangerous trend with this team: free-throw shooting. The Aztecs shot an astoundingly bad 48 percent from the line tonight, missing 14 of 27 attempts. This awful display from the line allowed USD to claw back into the game in the waning moments. SDSU also all but disappeared on offense in the second half, making just six shots in the last 20 minutes.

Back to the positive, though. SDSU held USD star Johnny Dee to just 16 points on 12 shots. How did the Aztecs guard Dee so well without Aqeel Quinn? Polee and Dakarai Allen did a great job staying on him, and double and triple -- yes, triple -- teams kept Dee under 20 points tonight. Often when Dee touched the ball beyond the arc, two or three Aztecs swarmed around him and made life quite difficult.

USD put some runs together here and there, but with Dee unable to find a rhythm on offense, the Toreros were never really in the game.