San Diego State has had a relatively easy time going undefeated since losing its season opener.
With a new addition in the mix, that should not change when the No. 18 Aztecs try for a ninth straight victory Tuesday night against nearby Point Loma Nazarene.
San Diego State (8-1) has bounced back nicely after shooting 27.0 percent in a 62-49 loss to then-No. 9 Syracuse on the flight deck of the USS Midway on Nov. 11. With notable victories coming over Southern California and UCLA, the Aztecs are averaging 75.5 points while winning eight in a row by a margin of 17.9.
Chase Tapley scored 15 points and fellow guard Jamaal Franklin added 14 as the Aztecs shook off an eight-day layoff to shoot 52.0 percent in Saturday's 72-56 win over city rival San Diego.
"We were anxious to play. We hadn't played a game in a long time," said Tapley, who has averaged 18.0 points on 56.3 percent shooting in the last three games. "We wanted to come out and compete and really jump on them from the start ...