Mensah hits career high when Aztecs fall in Provo

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11/18/2021 | 7:30 p.m. PT

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PROVO, Utah – Aztec senior Nathan Mensah hit a career high of 18 points and eight rebounds, and classmate Trey Pulliam added 12 points and four assists, but it wasn’t enough when Brigham Young beat San Diego State 66-60 on Friday night .

In a highly competitive game in which neither team led by more than six points, second Keith Dinwiddie Jr. scored a 54-53 lead for the Aztecs 6:19 with a three-point field goal. It was the last San Diego State tour that evening.

Brigham Young responded with an 8-2 run. Alex Barcello, who scored 17 points on the team, scored six points during that sprint that put the Cougars in the lead with 61:56.

Twice the Aztecs reduced the gap to three points, but did not come any closer.


As mentioned earlier, Nathan Mensah hit a career high of 18 points due to the strength of 6-out-of-7 shooting from the field. The senior is now 10-11 off the ground in his two games this season. At the season opener against UC Riverside, he went 4-for-4 from the field.


San Diego State limited Brigham Young to 38.6 percent field goal shooting. It was only the second time in the last 43 games (41-2) that the Aztecs lost when they limited the opponent to 40 percent less from the field.


The state of San Diego returns against the state of Arizona on Thursday night at the Viejas Arena.
Brigham Young will play 13th Oregon on Tuesday night.

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