San Diego State coach Steve Fisher wasn't surprised that his team was locked in a close game in its Mountain West opener. A visit by surging Colorado State could provide the Aztecs with another test as they open their conference home schedule.
The No. 16 Aztecs go for their 10th consecutive home win in this series Saturday night, when an eighth straight victory by the Rams would give them their best-ever start.
Beginning their run for a third consecutive regular-season league title, the Aztecs (13-2, 1-0) hung on for a 65-62 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday behind Jamaal Franklin's 20 points and career-best 18 rebounds.
"I told our team that when you move from non-conference to conference play, the level of energy, preparation and scouting is exponentially raised,'' Fisher said. "Every game has the potential to be like this.''
Saturday is no different, even though San Diego State has won nine straight at Viejas Arena and hasn't lost at home to Colorado State (13-2, 0-0) si...