San Diego State captures Mountain West Conference tournament title with win over Utah State

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

LAS VEGAS — The game was ugly. The trophy is pretty. San Diego State broke from the usual script of reaching the Mountain West tournament final and then losing, beating Utah State, 62-57, in exactly the kind of exhausting slog you’d expect from two teams playing their third game in 51 and 44 hours, respectively. But style points are the least of your concerns when you’ve lost seven of the previous trips to the final. You cut down the nets just the same, aesthetically pleasing or not, Picasso or kindergarten finger painting, a game in the 80s or the 50s. The Aztecs (27-6) painstakingly built a …

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