Posted January 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Playing its only game in a 15-day span, San Diego State would like to take advantage of its final tuneup before the start of conference play. The 19th-ranked Aztecs will try to bounce back from a loss and prepare for a successful Mountain West Conference season when they host Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night. San Diego State (11-2) will have had eight days to dwell on a 68-67 defeat to No. 3 Arizona in the final of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Christmas Day. The Aztecs' 11-game winning streak ended in dramatic fashion when the Wildcats' Nick Johnson blocked a last-second layup attempt by Chase Tapley. "It's hard when you have a chance to win a championship, have a shot to beat an undefeated team, and you don't quite get it done," coach Steve Fisher said. "It hurts badly.'' Fisher's team looks to rebound with its ninth straight win at Viejas Arena before waiting another six days to open conference play at Fresno State...

No. 19 San Diego St. 72, CS Bakersfield 57

Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Chase Tapley scored 14 points to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 72-57 victory against Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night in its final tuneup before opening Mountain West Conference play. Freshman Winston Shepard added 11 points for the Aztecs (12-2), who were playing for the first time since losing 68-67 to No. 3 Arizona...

Cal St. Bakersfield loses 72-57 to No. 19 SDSU

Coach Rod Barnes spent a good 10 minutes screaming at his Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners after they lost big to No. 19 San Diego State. ''Sorry about that, but you've got to do what you've got to do,'' Barnes said after keeping the media waiting following the Aztecs' 72-57 victory Wednesday night. Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 12 rebounds for...
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