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Boise St.-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State's stingy defense has shut down nearly every opponent, most recently helping it knock off a national power. Now the Aztecs will try to slow down the Mountain West's highest-scoring offense. No. 13 San Diego State looks to slow down visiting Boise State on Wednesday night. The Aztecs (12-1, 1-0) - off to their best start since opening 20-0 in 2010-11 - will...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 13 SDSU holds on for 69-66 win over Boise St

Xavier Thames and Winston Shepard scored 16 points each for the No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs, who held on for 69-66 win against Boise State after Derrick Marks missed the potential-game winning shot with 4 seconds left. The Aztecs (13-1, 2-0 Mountain West) won their 12th straight game. They led by 18 points in the first half before allowing the Broncos (11-4, 1-1) to come almost...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach's Corner: San Diego State's Steve Fisher

It's 80 degrees, a picture-perfect day in southern California, and San Diego State coach Steve Fisher – understandably – doesn't have much to complain about. In his 15th season, Fisher has his 11th-ranked Aztecs at 15-1, nationally relevant and a potential Final Four contender. He lost a bit from last year's team, but as Fisher has proven time and time again, it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

SoCal hoops roundup: San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara stand out

Two teams in the Southland stood out above the rest for their remarkable consistency this week. The first one isn't so surprising -- San Diego State -- the second team might not be the one you expected but UC Santa Barbara showed poise against two tough opponents. Here's the recap of everything that happened in Southern California college basketball last week. Aztecs in the...
Via Fox Sports West
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-San Jose St. Preview

A consistent desire to play well defensively has helped San Diego State overcome some poor shooting and notch the second-longest winning streak in school history. Looking for a 16th straight win Wednesday night, the visiting No. 7 Aztecs hope to add to San Jose State's misery against league opponents in the teams' first meeting as Mountain West Conference members. Off to...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs pick up 2014 WR, athlete

San Diego State picked up commitments No. 21 and 22 in its 2014 recruiting class this week. According to 247sports.com, Jamire Jordon, a wide receiver from Highland (Palmdale) High School has committed to the Aztecs after originally being committed to San Jose State. Jordan confirmed via his Twitter account that he had rescinded the verbal commitment he issued to the Spartans in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Good chance Aztecs will go beyond No. 7

Seventh. The San Diego State basketball team that was supposed to be in a transition season is now behind only Arizona, Syracuse, Michigan State, Villanova, Wichita State and Florida in the most recent Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls. And there’s a good chance the No. 7 Aztecs (16-1, 5-0 in the Mountain West) will go higher if they handle road games against San Jose...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Xavier Thames scored 15 points and No. 7 San Diego State extended the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games with a 75-50 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night. Josh Davis added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer scored 12 apiece for the Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West), who won their first six conference games for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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