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J.J. O’Brien

  1. No. 16 San Diego State downs No. 25 Utah, 53-49, in offensive struggle

    Nov 18, 2014, 6:33 PM EST

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    Both teams shot 32 percent from the field in the early-season non-conference contest between Pac-12 and Mountain West programs.

  2. Offensive question marks aside, defense remains the staple at San Diego State

    Nov 5, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

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    Losing Mountain West POY Xavier Thames is a big deal, but defense will help the Aztecs account for that personnel loss.

  3. Top 25 Countdown: No. 18 San Diego Aztecs

    Oct 15, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    Skylar Spencer, Dwayne Polee II

    Can the Aztecs win another MWC title and advance back to the Sweet 16 without Xavier Thames in the lineup?

  4. Balanced No. 13 San Diego State exorcises Clune Arena demons

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

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    No. 13 San Diego State’s trip to Colorado Springs to play Air Force on Sunday afternoon was a tougher game than some may have realized, and not solely because of the fact that the Falcons entered the game 2-1 in Mountain West play. Dave Pilipovich’s Falcons had won the last two meetings between the programs…

  5. No. 21 San Diego State snaps No. 16 Kansas’ 68-game home winning streak

    Jan 5, 2014, 7:52 PM EST

    San Diego St v Kansas

    Xavier Thames was the hero for No. 21 San Diego State. He’s the guy that hit a big three with three minutes left to push SDSU’s lead to 55-48 with three minutes left. He’s the guy that hit four straight free throws in the final minute to ice SDSU’s 61-57 win over No. 16 Kansas,…