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NIT scores: San Diego State advances, beats Washington, 93-78

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San Diego State's home court advantage propelled them to victory against a young Washington team in Viejas Arena, 93-78.

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San Diego State may have been snubbed from NCAA Tournament, but don't tell their fans that. SDSU fans packed Viejas Arena to watch their San Diego State Aztecs take on the Washington Huskies in the second round of the NIT. San Diego State came out on top, 93-78.

San Diego State took full advantage of the home court energy. They were led by their senior forward Winston Shepard, with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. The Aztecs's most incredible (and perhaps most telling) statistic of the night was that six individuals scored in double digits–which explains the 93-point performance.

This offensive performance was the best of the year for San Diego State, second only to their 92 points they scored against UNLV in the regular season finale.

Washington looked sluggish early, but they proved to be tough down the stretch. The Huskies trimmed what was once an 18 point deficit down to just eight. However, San Diego State played well at home in the second half. The Huskies were led by freshmen Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss who tallied 20 and 19 points, respectively.

Head coach Steve Fisher discusses the win over Washington.

San Diego State plays Georgia Tech at home on Wednesday night.