San Diego State Aztecs
Mar 26, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT
Dwayne Polee II’s improved play down the stretch makes No. 4 San Diego State capable of knocking off No. 1 Arizona.
Mar 26, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT
Previewing the marquee matchup in the West Region.
Mar 22, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT
Xavier Thames factored into 45 of San Diego State’s 63 points in their win over North Dakota State.
Mar 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Eight games kick off the Round of 32, including a matchup of former Big East foes.
Mar 21, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT
Like a reality TV show, Steve Fisher complains the NCAA wanted the losing team pack their bags and go.
Mar 21, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT
No. 4 San Diego State managed to escape in overtime after nearly giving the game away in regulation. But they’re going to need to be better offensively against North Dakota State on Saturday.
Mountain West Tournament: Tough afternoons for Xavier Thames, Winston Shepard III spell doom for No. 8 San Diego State
Mar 15, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Tough afternoons for Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard III hurt No. 8 San Diego State, but they should be encouraged by the play of Dwayne Polee II in Las Vegas.
Mar 15, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT
With the help of their role players and a critical three-pointer from Kendall Williams, No. 20 New Mexico withstood No. 8 San Diego State’s pressure to win the Mountain West tournament crown.
Mar 12, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
No. 8 San Diego State, No. 20 New Mexico are the clear favorites in Las Vegas. But don’t expect those two teams to simply coast to the title game, either.
Mar 10, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT
Cameron Bairstow spent his offseason toiling in international competition, and return to New Mexico with a chip on his shoulder. After a season spent toying with the other Mountain West frontcourts, Bairstow’s efforts might not get the necessary recognition.
Mar 9, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT
New Mexico led by 16 with 12:05 remaining. And then their inability to adjust to San Diego State’s 1-3-1 zone cost them the Mountain West title.
Mar 9, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT
No. 10 San Diego State overcomes a 16-point second half deficit as they knock off No. 21 New Mexico and bring home a Mountain West title. But should that change how we view the Aztecs?
Mar 6, 2014, 1:53 AM EDT
Senior guard Xavier Thames has led the way all season long for No. 10 San Diego State, as he’s been the best scorer and playmaker for a team one win away from the outright Mountain West regular season title. That was once again the case Wednesday night in Las Vegas, but he had help down…
Feb 25, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT
Following New Mexico’s home win against San Diego State this past Saturday, there are appeared to be a scuffle while both teams snaked through the traditional post-game handshake line. While both the Lobos are the Mountain West Conference are still investigating whether an actionable incident occurred, UNM coach Craig Neal offered his advice on what…
Feb 23, 2014, 12:44 AM EDT
In a season that has seen the Mountain West as a whole not perform as well as in recent years, No. 6 San Diego State emerged as the best team in the conference. With a resume that includes a win at Kansas, the Aztecs looked to be the class of the conference entering their game…
Feb 19, 2014, 1:33 AM EDT
At the end of January, San Diego State traveled to Logan to face Utah State, a newcomer to the Mountain West Conference. Stew Morrill’s squad introduced the Aztecs to their style of play, one that had helped USU notch eight consecutive 20-plus win seasons in WAC. The Aggies converted 54 percent of their two-point field…
Feb 17, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT
When it’s late-February, you play in the ACC and you’re undefeated, you’re the No. 1 team in the country. That’s just the way that it works. But does that mean that Syracuse is the best team in the country? Well, that’s a different story. I hate using the term “luck” when it comes to sports.…
Feb 6, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT
Wednesday night’s game against No. 5 San Diego State represented a great opportunity for the Boise State Broncos. With all five starters back from a team that reached the NCAA tournament a season ago, the Broncos entered the 2013-14 season with questions of whether or not they had the ability to contend for a Mountain…
Feb 6, 2014, 1:26 AM EDT
GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65 Boise State was in complete control at home, on the verge of snagging the kind of win that could launch them back into the bubble conversation, when Xavier Thames and SDSU took control. He scored 15 of his 23 points in the…
Feb 6, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT
Boise State entered Wednesday’s game against No. 5 San Diego State in need of a statement victory. Leon Rice’s team, having already lost seven games and sitting in the middle of the Mountain West standings, wouldn’t have many more opportunities for such a result with the conference not playing at the level it did a…
Feb 3, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
I spent the morning arguing with Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com for his decision to include SMU in his Top 25. You can see it here. SMU is sitting right there at No. 25 despite the fact that, just six days ago, the Mustangs lost to South Florida at South Florida. His justification, more or less,…
Jan 30, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT
Picked to finish fourth in the Mountain West’s preseason poll, No. 5 San Diego State has proven to be one of the nation’s biggest surprises of the 2013-14 season. Steve Fisher’s Aztecs, who are 18-1 on the season with their lone defeat coming against current No. 1 Arizona, own wins over Creighton and No. 6…
Jan 27, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
The toughest team to rank this week was Michigan, a team sitting at 15-4 on the season that, until last week, wasn’t even in the conversation to be in the top 25. I had them 18th last week. I slotted them No. 5 this week. Too high? Maybe, but there are a couple of things…
Jan 26, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT
GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 Michigan 80, No. 3 Michigan State 75 Michigan won its ninth straight game on Saturday night, using an 8-0 run to take control late in regulation. Nik Stauskas and Derrick Walton Jr. scored 19 points apiece for the Wolverines, who are now the Big Ten’s lone undefeated team. Gary…
Jan 20, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT
Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning…
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