Boeheim pours in 30, No. 11 seed Orange rout Aztecs 78-62
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – The decades-old zone defense of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim claimed another frustrated victim Friday night. Marek Dolezaj added 11 points as Syracuse (17-9) advanced to play third-seeded West Virginia, an 84-67 winner over No. It gets harder to drive.”“Buddy Buckets” nearly outscored San Diego State by himself. Schakel finally got a 3-pointer to go right out of halftime, giving the few San Diego State fans in the crowd a long-awaited reason to cheer. San Diego State hoped to make a deep run after its loaded 30-2 team last season missed out on a chance to play in the tournament.
BYU beats No. 18 San Diego St despite Mitchell's 35 points
SAN DIEGO – In a normal visit to San Diego State, the BYU Cougars would have to face a trash-talking student section and a sellout crowd of 12,414 at Viejas Arena. Alex Barcello scored 22 points and Brandon Averette hit a huge 3-pointer with 51 seconds left for BYU, which blew a 17-point lead before beating San Diego State 72-62 despite Matt Mitchell’s career-high 35 points. But BYU (7-2) regained control and handed San Diego State (5-1) its first loss. San Diego State: The Aztecs couldn’t handle BYU’s size early. San Diego State: Faces Saint Mary’s at Cal Poly SLO on Tuesday.
UNLV hands No. 4 San Diego State its first loss, 66-63
UNLV guard Amauri Hardy (3) shoots over San Diego State forward Nolan Narain (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in San Diego. Elijah Mitrou-Long scored 19 points, including two free throws with 11.5 seconds left for UNLV. SDSU erased almost all of a 14-point deficit when it pulled to 64-63 on Flynn's 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds left. Flynn missed a contested 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left and the ball went to the Runnin' Rebels. But Hardy then made a jumper from the free-throw line and a layup to put the Runnin' Rebels back up by double digits.
No. 4 SDSU beats Wyoming 72-55 to match Leonard's 20-0 start
4 San Diego State improved to 20-0 to match Kawhi Leonard's 2010-11 team for the best start in school history. Flynn scored 18 points and Wetzell dominated inside with 14 points for San Diego State, which opened with a suffocating defense to beat Wyoming 72-55 Tuesday night. The Aztecs (20-0, 9-0 Mountain West) remained the nation's only unbeaten team. San Diego State: The Aztecs remain without center Nathan Mensah, who missed his seventh straight game with a respiratory ailment. San Diego State is at UNLV on Sunday.
No. 4 SDSU chasing 20-0 start of Leonard's 2010-11 team
San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell (5) slaps hands with guard Malachi Flynn (22) after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. They prided themselves on the defensive end and it often just translated to the offense.”This SDSU team prides itself on defense, too. Because Wetzell and fellow grad transfer KJ Feagin have seen clips of Leonard’s team, they were asked how a theoretical matchup between that team and the current team would go. “So that’s kind of a fun little motivator, to catch a team in Aztecs history that’s been so good. We’ll have our challenges tomorrow.”Dutcher raves about the maturity and experience Wetzell, Feagin and junior transfer Malachi Flynn have brought to the Aztecs.
Feagin, No. 7 SDSU beat Boise State 83-65 to stay undefeated
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – With Viejas Arena rocking like it did during Kawhi Leonard's short stay at San Diego State, KJ Feagin and the No. San Diego State and Auburn remain the nation's only undefeated teams. “Give credit to San Diego State," Rice added. San Diego State: The Aztecs remain without Nathan Mensah, who missed his fourth straight game with a respiratory ailment. San Diego State: Plays at Fresno State on Tuesday night.
Dutcher's No. 7 Aztecs once again San Diego's hottest ticket
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, San Diego State guard KJ Feagin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego Christian in San Diego. San Diego State basketball is the hottest ticket in town again. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego State basketball is back to being the hottest ticket in town. “For San Diego, we are the pro basketball team, San Diego State. “They were a Sweet 16 team, and people talk about Sweet 16, but we’re trying to go further than that.