Franklin, last season's Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, reached the 1,000-point milestone with a layup with 6:17 left that gave SDSU a 59-32 lead. He also had 11 rebounds. Freshman Winston Shepard scored 10.
The Aztecs (18-5, 6-3 Mountain West) used a 13-0 run in the second half to win for the fourth time in five games. They fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 for the second time this season on Monday after a three-point loss at Air Force the previous Saturday. SDSU rebounded by beating Boise State 63-62 at home on Wednesday night, rallying after blowing a 17-point, first-half lead.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.