SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego State's journey to just its second Sweet 16 appearance began the day point guard Xavier Thames traded the wheat fields of eastern Washington for the beaches of Southern California.
"I think everybody would take the beach," said Thames, who will lead the fourth-seeded Aztecs against top-seeded Arizona in the West regional semifinals Thursday night in Anaheim...
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State's journey to just its second Sweet 16 appearance began the day point guard Xavier Thames traded the wheat fields of eastern Washington for the beaches of Southern California.
"I think everybody would take the beach," said Thames, who will lead the fourth-seeded Aztecs against top-seeded Arizona in the West regional semifinals Thursday night...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Xavier Thames sent San Diego State home. As in back to the sunshine of California and a spot in the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.
Whether he was dropping 3s, finessing floaters in the lane or leading the Aztecs' suffocating defense, Thames would not let North Dakota State become this year's version of Florida Gulf Coast.
Thames scored 30...
Xavier Thames of San Diego State has been named Mountain West Player of the Year.
Thames was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Cameron Bairstow, Deonte Burton, Larry Nance Jr. and Kendall Williams.
On the Second Team are Daniel Bejarano, Khem Birch, Anthony Drmic, Tyler Johnson and Ryan Watkins.
Birch was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
Freshman of the Year honors...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- San Diego State's Steve Fisher was named the Mountain West coach of the year on Monday, with Aztecs forward Xavier Thames earning player of the year honors.
The eighth-ranked Aztecs picked up quite a few league awards after wrapping up the regular-season title over the weekend. Josh Davis was the newcomer of the year and Dwayne Polee II voted as the...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Xavier Thames had been struggling with his shot for weeks until a step-back 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer Saturday night seemed to snap San Diego State's top scorer out of his funk.
Thames shot 7 of 12 from the field to finish with 22 points and the 13th-ranked Aztecs unveiled a new motion offense in their 82-67 victory over Fresno State.
San Diego State...
With his fifth-ranked team trailing by two points in the final seconds, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher was all but certain senior point guard Xavier Thames was going to take the final shot for the Aztecs on Wednesday night.
But Thames surprised his coach - and most of the 9,602 in attendance - when he whipped a pass to Dwayne Polee II, who drained a 3-pointer with 4 seconds...
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February 06, 2014
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Xavier Thames scored 16 points, four on free throws in the closing seconds, and No. 21 San Diego State held on to beat No. 16 Kansas 61-57 on Sunday, ending the Jayhawks' 68-game non-conference winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas (9-4) had a chance to tie the game when Perry Ellis went to the free throw line with 11.9 seconds left. He made his first free...
After playing five games in 11 days, the No. 24 San Diego State Aztecs looked tired against Washington. A second-half surge changed all that in a hurry.
Following a sluggish first half, in which the Aztecs trailed by nine at the break, San Diego State rallied for a 70-63 win on Sunday.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their...
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December 08, 2013