UNLV 's Goodluck Okonoboh shoots covered by San Diego State's Skylar Spencer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. San Diego S
Isaac Brekken
March 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) Aqeel Quinn hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead No. 2 seed San Diego State past seventh-seeded UNLV 67-64 in a Mountain West tournament quarterfinal on Thursday night.

San Diego State (25-7) will face No. 3 seed Colorado State in a semifinal game Friday night.

Tied at 49, Trey Kell hit a bucket with 5:56 remaining and Quinn drained a trey to spark an 11-4 run and stretch the Aztecs' lead to 60-53 lead with 1:53 to go. The Rebels pulled within 61-59 with 34 seconds left. The Aztecs answered with a 6-2 surge before the Rebels' Jordan Cornish hit a 3 to end it.

Quinn was 8 of 10 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from long range. J.J. O'Brien scored 15 points and Winston Shepard chipped in 12 with 10 rebounds for the Aztecs.

Christian Wood scored 21 points to lead UNLV (18-15).

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