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Leonard leads Aztecs past IUPUI

Nov 22, 2010 - 1:11 AM Oxford, OH (Sports Network) - Kawhi Leonard posted game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 25 San Diego State fended off IUPUI, 61-46, as part of the sub-regional of the CBE Classic.

Billy White added 14 points and made consecutive buckets to cap a 15-0 spurt midway through the second half that erased a three-point deficit, helping the Aztecs (4-0) stay perfect on the young season.

Mitchell Patton and Alex Young each scored 12 points for the Jaguars (1-3), who were coming off a one-point loss to Miami-Ohio on Saturday.

SDSU recovered from a slow start to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday and again had to come from behind against the Jags.

IUPUI led by as many as seven in the first half and took 23-20 advantage into the break.

Young's putback of a Greg Rice miss had the Jaguars on top, 36-33, with a little over 13 minutes to play.

That was when the Aztecs turned it on. James Rahon made a jumper and a three- pointer on consecutive possessions to jump-start the game-altering 15-0 flurry.

Leonard added a make from long range and Chase Tapley converted a three-point play prior to White's two buckets with 9 1/2 minutes remaining.

Patton's layup two minutes later cut the deficit to eight, 48-40, but White and Leonard combined for the next 10 points, with Leonard's three-pointer resulting in an insurmountable 58-40 cushion with three minutes left.

Game Notes

IUPUI turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 25 SDSU points...The Aztecs shot 50.0 percent from the field, compared to the Jaguars' 41.7 percent effort...San Diego State had 15 second-chance points, nine more than the opposition.