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...
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...
The glass slipper was on the floor. This year, the Aztecs stomped on it.
San Diego State – well, Xavier Thames, really – took out 12th-seeded North Dakota State 63-44 at Spokane Arena on Saturday afternoon to exorcise the ghosts of last year’s NCAA Tournament loss to Florida Gulf Coast and earn just the school’s second trip to the Sweet 16.
The news gets even better: The...
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.
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...
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...
On a late January trip to Logan, Utah, San Diego’s State’s basketball team got a career night from guard Xavier Thames, and it needed it.
Thames scored 21 points against Utah State in regulation, enough to get the Aztecs to overtime, during which Thames tacked on another 10 to hand the Aggies a rare home loss.
On Tuesday night at Viejas Arena, with seven minutes remaining in...
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
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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