SAN DIEGO -- Chase Tapley scored 23 points and San Diego State rebounded from an early 12-point deficit to beat San Diego 74-62 on Wednesday night, the Aztecs' sixth straight victory in the crosstown rivalry.
Junior guard Xavier Thames had 11 points and a career-high 11 assists. It was SDSU's first points-assists double-double since Deandre Moore had 11 points and 11 assists against Wyoming on March 1, 2001. Junior forward DeShawn Stephens had a career high 16 points and tied his career high with nine rebounds.
San Diego State (9-2), coming off a 64-63 upset against California, struggled with its shooting and rebounding early and fell behind 14-2.
It was the biggest comeback this season for coach Steve Fisher's Aztecs, who rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Long Beach State 77-73 in overtime on Nov. 19.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.