San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jamaal Franklin totaled 18 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, and the No. 17 San Diego State Aztecs fended off the Texas Southern Tigers, 74-62, at Viejas Arena.
Chase Tapley scored 16 points and Deshawn Stephens netted 12 of his 13 points in the first half for the Aztecs (6-1), who have not lost since their season- opener against Syracuse.
Omar Strong and Fred Sturdivant led Texas Southern with 15 and 14 points, respectively, but the Tigers (1-7) started slow and never fully recovered in dropping their fifth straight game.
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