A tie for the Mountain West title was only good enough for San Diego State to gain the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament last season. This time, a tie will earn it the No. 1 seed.
The No. 21 Aztecs can clinch at least a share of the Mountain West crown Saturday night if they end TCU's eight-game home win streak.
San Diego State (23-6, 9-4) lost its top four scorers from last season's club that went 34-3, but continues to be among the nation's biggest surprises. The Aztecs are tied with New Mexico for the conference lead after their third straight win, 66-53 at Boise State on Wednesday.
"I have said all along this is as enjoyable a group I've had the privilege being associated with,'' coach Steve Fisher said. "They do a great job of playing selfless and that's easy to say and hard to do."
The Aztecs will know by the time they take the court Saturday whether a victory is necessary to earn the top seed since the Lobos host Boise State in the afternoon. A loss by New Mexico al...