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Utah State clinches Mountain West Conference title, March Madness spot after win vs. San Diego State

MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
MWC Utah St San Diego St Basketball
Posted at 6:46 PM, Mar 07, 2020

LAS VEGAS — The Utah State Aggies are heading to the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

In a comeback 59-56 win against San Diego State Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, the Aggies won their second-straight Mountain West Conference title, guaranteeing them a spot in "March Madness."

The Aggies trailed for most of the first half and battled back in the second. In the final seconds, senior guard and 2018-19 conference player of the year Sam Merrill drained a 3-pointer to give Utah State the lead, leaving only 2 seconds for the Aztecs to tie it back up.

San Diego State's Malachi Flynn, this season's player of the year, attempted a long three-pointer at the buzzer but narrowly missed the mark.

The game was the Aztecs' second loss of the season, going into the game with a 30-1 record. SDSU was ranked #1 in the tournament, while USU was #2.