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San Diego State vs. Kansas: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

Jan 5, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Xavier Thames (2) dribbles the ball Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34) chases during the first half at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Thad NovakCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2014

In a weekend of road teams getting upset, No. 21 San Diego State pulled one on the road, shocking the No. 16 Kansas Jayhawks by a 61-57 score. Andrew Wiggins led Kansas with a mere 14 points (tied with reserve Frank Mason), but it wasn't nearly enough to get the Jayhawks' offense going.

For the Aztecs, senior Xavier Thames led all scorers with 16, including the clutch free throws that put the game away down the stretch. SDSU has now won 11 in a row.

The Aztecs got monster games from their frontcourt, with Tulane transfer Josh Davis posting a double-double and sophomore Skylar Spencer recording 13 points, nine boards and six blocks. 20 of SDSU's 51 rebounds came on the offensive glass, where it dominated in the second half.

Kansas shot just 29.8 percent from the floor as San Diego State held it 22 points below its season average. Perry Ellis had an especially rough day (1-for-8 from the field, four points), leaving Joel Embiid to carry the interior offense with 12 points and another 12 rebounds.

The Jayhawks' four losses have all come against teams that are now in the Top 25. The Aztecs, meanwhile, have now beaten three teams that were ranked at the time, though neither Creighton nor Marquette has stayed in the polls since.

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