SAN DIEGO -- Back-up forward Dwayne Polee tied his career-high with 16 points, including two 3-pointers and a three-point play during a 23-1 run that carried San Diego State to a 79-51 victory Tuesday night.
San Diego State (19-7, 7-5 Mountain West), which shot 68.2 percent from the field, came into the game on a two-game losing streak and in a three-way tie for third place. After sharing the regular-season league title the last two years, the Aztecs are fighting for a decent seed in the conference tournament next month.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.