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Upset Alert: Previously Undefeated San Diego State Falls To UNLV

UNLV mascot Hey Reb shoots fireworks during basketball game.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 22: Pyrotechnics shoot from the hands of UNLV Rebels mascot Hey Reb before the team's game against the New Mexico Lobos at the Thomas & Mack Center on January 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rebels defeated the Lobos 74-58. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The last undefeated team in college basketball has fallen. San Diego State just suffered its first lost, and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament is in serious jeopardy.

San Diego State - 26-0 prior to Saturday night - dropped a 66-63 stunner to the UNLV Rebels this evening. The Rebels came into tonight's contest with just a 14-14 record, but certainly looked the part against one of the best teams in the nation.

The Rebels jumped out to a 12-point lead at the half, which ultimately proved to be a huge difference. The Aztecs mounted a ferocious near-comeback in the second-half, closing the deficit to just one point with a little under 14 seconds remaining in the game. But the Rebels held on for the win, thanks to a couple of clutch, late free-throws.

San Diego State now drops to 26-1, and may be in jeopardy of falling to the two-seed line in the updated tournament seeding projections. But seeing as this is the Aztecs' first loss of the season - and coming this late in the season - the committee might cut them some slack. Either way, we surely didn't see this upset coming. UNLV is fired-up about the big win:

Prior to Saturday night's contest, SDSU was 3-0 when trailing at the half.

But the Aztecs' perfect record has come to an end.

San Diego State has a chance to bounce back next Tuesday against Colorado State.