SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS NEWS

No. 7 San Diego State beats San Jose State 75-50

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- As poorly as San Diego State shot in the first half, the seventh-ranked Aztecs remained in control against San Jose State because of their usual lockdown defense. When that defense started to create easy baskets, San Diego State was on its way to a blowout. Xavier Thames scored 15 points and No. 7 San Diego State used a pair of 16-point runs in the second...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Utah St. Preview

San Diego State has overcome some poor shooting by continuing to play great defense. Looking for a 17th straight win, the No. 7 Aztecs hope to end their recent offensive struggles and maintain their defensive dominance Saturday night while trying for their first victory over a Utah State team that's been tough to beat at home. Though San Diego State (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 SDSU vs. Utah State Preview

San Diego State has overcome some poor shooting by continuing to play great defense. Looking for a 17th straight win, the No. 7 Aztecs hope to end their recent offensive struggles and maintain their defensive dominance Saturday night while trying for their first victory over a Utah State team that's been tough to beat at home. Though San Diego State (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West Conference...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU releases 2014 football schedule

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona on Friday released its football schedule for the 2014 season. The Lumberjacks, who reached the FCS playoffs last season for the first time in 10 years, will open the season on the road against Mountain West powerhouse and bowl winner San Diego State on Aug. 30. "We are excited with what the 2014 schedule holds in store for us," said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs move up to No. 5 in the AP-Poll

Arizona and Syracuse are 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the eighth consecutive week. The Wildcats (20-0) are again a runaway No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Orange (19-0) got the other No. 1 votes. Florida jumped from sixth to third while Wichita State (21-0), the other undefeated Division I team,...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Merriweather Commits To San Diego State

Saddleback CB Davontae Merriweather (6-1, 200) announced on social media today that he has committed to San Diego State...
Via jcfootball.scout.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado St.-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State hasn't lost since mid-November and is closing in on the longest winning streak in school history. Before that, though, the No. 5 Aztecs will focus on getting a milestone victory for coach Steve Fisher on Saturday when Colorado State visits in a Mountain West Conference matchup. Fisher was expected to record his 300th win as San Diego State coach at some point...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Colorado St. Preview

San Diego State hasn't lost since mid-November and is closing in on the longest winning streak in school history. Before that, though, the No. 5 Aztecs will focus on getting a milestone victory for coach Steve Fisher on Saturday when Colorado State visits in a Mountain West Conference matchup. Fisher was expected to record his 300th win as San Diego State coach at some point...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Most Underrated Coach in College Basketball

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher is the most underrated coach in college basketball, and it's not really all that close. In his 15th season at the helm of the Aztecs’ program, Fisher has his team trending once more towards unparalleled heights: San Diego State is 18-1 and 7-0 in the Mountain West Conference, with wins over name-brand schools like Kansas, Creighton, and UNLV...
Via The Sports Post
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Aztecs win; Fisher wins 300th at school

Coach Steve Fisher won his 300th game at San Diego State on Saturday when Xavier Thames scored 24 points and Winston Shepard 17 to lead the No. 5 Aztecs over Colorado State 65-56.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU 1 win shy of 9th straight 20-win season

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer With their next victory, the No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs will have their ninth straight 20-win season - and 10th overall - under coach Steve Fisher. By comparison, the Aztecs had nine 20-win seasons total in the 78 seasons before Fisher arrived. The Aztecs (19-1, 8-0) hope to win a lot more than...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Boise St. Preview

With their next victory, the No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs will have their ninth straight 20-win season - and 10th overall - under coach Steve Fisher. By comparison, the Aztecs had nine 20-win seasons total in the 78 seasons before Fisher arrived. The Aztecs (19-1, 8-0 Mountain West Conference) expect to win a lot more than 20, of course, and could even crack 30 for just the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Could San Diego State notch a No. 1 seed?

AT THE WATER COOLER: Don't look now, but San Diego could be making a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Veteran coach Steve Fisher's squad is one of four teams in the Coaches Poll without multiple losses and its résumé includes wins over Creighton and Kansas. The fifth-ranked Aztecs, a projected No. 2 seed in USA TODAY Sports' latest bracketology, hit the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU's Shepard hurts wrist, to have MRI

Though he took part in light shooting practice and non-contact drills Thursday, San Diego State's Winston Shepard III was to have "precautionary" x-rays and an MRI on his left wrist later in the day. The Aztecs did not expect to get results until Friday. Shepard came out of Wednesday's game at Boise State in the first half with a wrist injury. Soon returning to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 SDSU hits road looking for 21st straight win

Going to Wyoming has always been the least-favorite road trip for San Diego State's basketball team. Two years ago, the Aztecs chartered a plane to Laramie with nightmarish results - it took 20 hours because the plane was grounded overnight in Utah by a snowstorm. Last year, the Aztecs scored only 9 points in the first half of a 58-45 loss in Laramie. So if the Aztecs can...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Wyoming Preview

Going to Wyoming has always been the least-favorite road trip for San Diego State's basketball team. Two years ago, the Aztecs chartered a plane to Laramie with nightmarish results - it took 20 hours because the plane was grounded overnight in Utah by a snowstorm. Last year, the Aztecs scored only 9 points in the first half of a 58-45 loss in Laramie. So if the Aztecs can...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

At San Diego State, the basketball court is a classroom

Steve Fisher and his San Diego State staff do their homework before they see recruits, like all good coaches do. They know players' backgrounds, playing styles and outside interests. And then, when they're visiting recruits at their homes, Fisher will often ask for another tidbit of information, something that hits close to home for him. " 'What classes do you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs look for 21st straight victory at Wyoming

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Going to Wyoming has always been the least-favorite road trip for San Diego State's basketball team. Two years ago, the Aztecs chartered a plane to Laramie with nightmarish results -- it took 20 hours because the plane was grounded overnight in Utah by a snowstorm. Last year, the Aztecs scored only 9 points in the first half of a 58-45 loss in Laramie. So if...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St regroups after win streak snapped

San Diego State is getting ready for Saturday's visit from Air Force hoping its defense is back on track. It wasn't on Tuesday when Wyoming snapped the fifth-ranked Aztecs' 20-game winning streak. Wyoming shot almost 58 percent in downing the Aztecs 68-62. The Cowboys converted the highest percentage of shots of an SDSU opponent this season. ''They had a good...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shepard leads No. 5 SDSU to 64-56 win over Falcons

Winston Shepard scored 14 of his 16 points in the final 7 minutes, 14 seconds and the No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs bounced back from their first loss since mid-November to beat Air Force 64-56 on Saturday night. After the Falcons closed to 54-50 with 2:28 to go, Shepard converted a three-point play and hit two more free throws to give SDSU some breathing room. Shepard also keyed...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Shepard lifts Aztecs over Air Force, 64-56

The shot had no chance. With the shot clock down to nearly zero, San Diego State guard Xavier Thames launched a rushed and desperate 3-pointer that was wide when it left his fingers. The ball dropped left of the rim and an Air Force rebound would give the Falcons a chance to get to within two points with two minutes left. That didn’t happen. Winston Shepard was there to save...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fisher pleased SDSU drops only 1 spot in poll

Having its 20-game winning streak snapped cost San Diego State only one spot in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll. That is just fine with coach Steve Fisher. The Aztecs (22-2, 11-1 Mountain West) dropped to No. 6 on Monday. While Fisher knows the Aztecs were helped by other highly ranked teams losing, he recognizes another factor. Says Fisher: ''We are now regarded...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah St.-San Diego St. Preview

Having its 20-game winning streak snapped cost San Diego State only one spot in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll. That is just fine with coach Steve Fisher. The Aztecs (22-2, 11-1 Mountain West) dropped to No. 6 on Monday and knew it could have been a steeper fall. ''We were helped by teams right there that lost,'' Fisher said, mentioning Villanova and Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

One-two punch keeps San Diego State on the rise in college basketball

Another sellout crowd is on its feet at Viejas Arena for the final minute of yet another San Diego State basketball win. On this night, a well-respected Nevada team that came in with a highly touted defense has been drubbed by 15 points. Xavier Thames, a senior who is San Diego State's leading scorer, has put himself within two points of reaching 1,000 points in his career as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Shrigley leads No. 6 SDSU over Utah St, 60-45

Matt Shrigley scored 15 points - including four 3-pointers - and No. 6 San Diego State used a stifling defense to beat Utah State 60-45 Tuesday night, the Aztecs' 12th straight home victory. Josh Davis added 12 points and Skylar Spencer 10 for the Aztecs (23-2, 12-1 Mountain West Conference), who play their much-anticipated first game of the season against New Mexico on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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