Franklin, last season's Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, reached the 1,000-point milestone with a layup with 6:17 left that gave SDSU a 59-32 lead. He also had 11 rebounds. Freshman Winston Shepard scored 10.
The Aztecs (18-5, 6-3 Mountain West) used a 13-0 run in the second half to win for the fourth time in five games. They fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 for the second time this season on Monday after a three-point loss at Air Force the previous Saturday. SDSU rebounded by beating Boise State 63-62 at home on Wednesday night, rallying after blowing a 17-point, first-half lead.