Steve Fisher and the San Diego State Aztecs don't want to take anything for granted.
Yes, they expect an invitation to the NCAA tournament regardless of how they do in the Mountain West Conference tournament championship.
It's just that they'd like to have another trophy.
MWC Player of the Year Jamaal Franklin, playing most of the second half with three fouls, scored 19 points and Chase Tapley had 10 of his 17 in the first five minutes of the second half to lead No. 18 San Diego State to a 79-69 victory against fourth-seeded Colorado State in the semifinals on Friday night.
The top-seeded Aztecs (26-6) will play for their third straight MWC tournament title and automatic NCAA tournament bid on Saturday night when they face the winner of the other semifinal between No. 20 UNLV and New Mexico.
The Aztecs were expected to be an afterthought this year after losing four starters, including Kawhi Leonard to the NBA, from the team that reached the Sweet 16 last year and won a school-r...