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Mar 25, 2024 12:42 am

No. 5 San Diego St. blasts No. 13 Yale, 85-57

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Jaedon LeDee recorded 26 points and nine rebounds and San Diego State never trailed while posting an easy 85-57 victory over Yale on Sunday night at Spokane, Wash., in second-round play in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Darrion Trammell established season highs of 18 points and four 3-pointers for the fifth-seeded Aztecs (26-10). San Diego State made a season-best 13 treys (in 27 attempts) and led by as many as 31 points.

Bez Mbeng scored 12 points and Matt Knowling added 11 for 13th-seeded Yale (23-10). John Poulakidas was scoreless in the first half and had just nine points on 2-of-9 shooting for the Bulldogs.

Poulakidas scored 28 points in the Bulldogs’ stunning 78-76 upset of fourth-seeded Auburn in the first round on Friday. That victory was Yale’s second NCAA tourney win in school history.

San Diego State will face No. 1 seed UConn in the Sweet 16 on Thursday in Boston. It is a rematch of last season’s national championship game won by the Huskies.

The Aztecs, who shot 52.7 percent overall and held a 39-25 rebounding advantage, have reached the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.

The Bulldogs shot 37 percent from the field, including 7 of 19 from behind the arc.

LeDee had 17 points and seven rebounds in the first half as the Aztecs led 45-21 at the break.

San Diego State scored the first 10 points of the game and never again was threatened.

LeDee delivered back-to-back dunks to cap an 11-0 surge to give the Aztecs a 28-12 advantage with 8:15 remaining in the first half.

Trammell accounted for the final points of the half with a four-point play with 43.5 seconds left.

Poulakidas made three free throws 63 seconds into the second half for his first points. His first made field goal came when he drained a 3-pointer with 16:20 left to cap an 8-0 run that left Yale trailing by 21.

A 3-pointer by San Diego State’s Miles Byrd pushed the lead to 30 for the first time at 71-41 with 9:25 remaining.

–Field Level Media

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