San Diego State Basketball Recap: Aztecs Blow Away Air Force, 66-51
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San Diego State plays out of the mind at home.
After the Aztecs got their game handed to them at Air Force a few weeks prior, the Aztecs returned the favor on home court.
The 66-51 victory was a team win especially with four players scoring 10+ points. Devin Watson led the scoring for San Diego State with 15 points. NBA-prospect Jalen McDaniels earned his 6th straight double-double. Even Kawhi Leonard didn’t do that.
The Aztecs as a team shot 43.6% and an improved defense held Air Force to 38%.
The Aztecs have been playing energized at home coming off a blowout against UNLV. Small kudos to The Show, but San Diego State have been playing flat footed once leaving Viejas Arena, not notching a win on the road during conference play. Their last victory on the road this season was on December 1 against Illinois State.
Their last MW away victory? February 24, 2018, against San Jose State.
San Diego State gets to .500 in MW play and maintains their middle of the pack standing.
With this team, no one is too sure of where the ceiling is for McDaniels and company. The Aztecs have to win on the road and beat the top three in the Mountain West (Nevada, Utah State, and Fresno State) if they can finesse another spot in the NCAA Tournament come March.
In the immediate future, up next is a pair of road games against San Jose State and New Mexico, before returning on February 16 to play Boise State.
The Aztecs never trailed and stepped up their defense on the night former head coach Steve Fisher was recognized by the San Diego’s Breitbard Hall of Fame.