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Fresno State wins Mountain West, NCAA Tournament spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to lead Fresno State to a 68-63 victory over San Diego State to win the Mountain West Tournament title and earn its first NCAA berth since 2001. San Diego State had a chance to tie the game with 28 seconds left, but Dakarai Allen missed the second of two free throws, and Bulldogs guard Julien Lewis drained four straight foul shots...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Fresno State 68, San Diego State 63

Senior guard Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to help second-seeded Fresno State beat top-seeded San Diego State 68-63 in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Junior forward Karachi Edo scored nine points for Fresno State (25-9), which handed the Aztecs one of their two conference losses. Senior...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego St. never trails, beats Nevada 67-55 in MWC semis

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 15 points as San Diego State never trailed and beat Nevada 67-55 on Friday night in a Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinal.The top-seeded Aztecs (25-8) move on to face the Colorado State-Fresno State winner in Saturday's championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.Winston Shepard added 13 points for San Diego State, which shot just 66...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State edges Utah State in MWC quarters, 71-65

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 17 points, Malik Pope added 15 and top-seeded San Diego State held off Utah State 71-65 in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals on Thursday.The Aztecs (24-8) made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 5.8 seconds to beat the ninth-seeded Aggies (16-15) and advance to the semifinals against the Nevada-New Mexico winner.Winston Shepard's free throw...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Fisher's Aztecs looking for 7th straight NCAA tourney berth

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego State Aztecs were good enough the last four years to earn at-large berths in the NCAA Tournament after failing to win the Mountain West Conference tourney and the accompanying automatic bid. That might not be the case this year, so the Aztecs know they can't blow it in this tournament if they want to extend their school-record run to seven straight...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Marvelle Harris, Josh Adams Headline Mountain West Awards

Marvelle Harris of Fresno State has been named Mountain West Player of the Year by the Coaches, while Josh Adams of Wyoming won the Media version of the award. Skylar Spencer of San Diego State won Defensive Player of the Year, while his teammate Jeremy Hemsley won Freshman of the Year from the Coaches and Cameron Oliver won the media version.
Via RealGM
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Maxwell Smith to be player-coach at SDSU?

San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith has certainly had a tough run the last few years and it looks like he could be turning his wild ride into one last year of eligibility in 2016. Since transferring from Kentucky, where he missed the equivalent of two seasons with injury, Smith has done a good job showing his worth to the team. He is looking to get one more year of eligibility...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Colorado State women beat Aztecs 53-41 in MWC semis

LAS VEGAS (AP) Elin Gustavsson had 21 points and seven rebounds and No. 22 Colorado State beat eighth-seeded San Diego State 53-41 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament. Colorado State has won seven straight in the series - the longest streak in the history of the matchup. Gustavsson scored 13 of the Rams' first 22 points, including seven...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego St. hits 13 3s, cruises to 92-56 win over UNLV

SAN DIEGO (AP) Trey Kell and Winston Shepard scored 18 points apiece and San Diego State hit a season-high 13 3-pointers as the Aztecs cruised to a 92-56 win over UNLV in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday night. Kell made 7 of 11 field-goal attempts, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Winston hit 7 of 12 shots. Malik Pope scored 12 with five assists, while...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Aztecs roll Lobos 83-56

, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- San Diego State's Malik Pope scored 20 points and the Aztecs held New Mexico to its worst shooting game of the season while forcing 20 turnovers Tuesday to beat the Lobos 83-56.San Diego State (22-8, 15-2 Mountain West) had runs of 16-0 and 12-1 in the first half, and 27-6 in the second.The second first-half run turned a 21-20 deficit...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State defense throttles New Mexico 83-56

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) San Diego State's Malik Pope scored 20 points and the Aztecs held New Mexico to its worst shooting game of the season while forcing 20 turnovers Tuesday to beat the Lobos 83-56. San Diego State (22-8, 15-2 Mountain West) had runs of 16-0 and 12-1 in the first half, and 27-6 in the second. The second first-half run turned a 21-20 deficit into a 32-22 Aztecs...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

164: San Diego State’s remarkable number takes its place in history

The news of the actual occurrence is relatively old by now, but the enormity of what happened Saturday in San Diego should not fade away. When the San Diego State Aztecs lost to the Boise State Broncos after leading with five minutes left in the second half, a number became enshrined in the annals of sports history. One of the greatest streaks we’ll ever witness found its final...
Via The Student Section
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Aztecs win third outright Mountain West regular-season title

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 24, including four 3-pointers, and Winston Shepard had 14 points Wednesday night to help San Diego State beat Wyoming 73-61 and win its third outright Mountain West regular-season crown.Jeremy Hemsley added 13 points for San Diego State, which has won 10 conference championships in all -- six regular season and four tournament.The Atzecs (21...
Via FOX Sports
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach: Kawhi Leonard Loves The Analytics Side

Kawhi Leonard has been called The Claw for his gigantic hands but the Human Avatar is what Randy Shelton, Leonard's strength and conditioning coach at San Diego State, prefers. A fan in SDSU's student section held a giant cutout of Leonard's head affixed to a blue Na'vi body from the film Avatar when he was playing in college. "That's exactly how I wanted him to play. You want to...
Via RealGM
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Injuries to keep SDSU’s top punt returner out for 2016

San Diego State’s spring practices have gotten off to a rough start as coach Rocky Long announced that a medical redshirt was being sought for rising senior wide receiver Lloyd Mills. Per Kirk Kenney of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mills is battling a number of knee and shoulder issues suffered throughout his football career and will miss the 2016 season because of them. This...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Golfer Paige Spiranac hits ball off tee in guy’s mouth

Former San Diego State golfer Paige Spiranac became an internet sensation last summer by showing off her insane golf skills. She gained 120,000 followers on Instagram in just four months by showing that pretty girls can be athletes. She is once again on the viral video trail when she posted one of her showing off her incredible accuracy. A blogger from Barstool Sports trusted her...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Former San Diego State Golfer Paige Spiranac Hits Golf Ball Off Tee In A Guy’s Mouth

Paige Spiranac, a former golfer for the San Diego State Aztecs, went viral over the summer, when her Instagram profile gained 120,000 followers in just four months. Spiranac is back in the news for a viral stunt that has blown up on the internet.  On Monday, Spiranac posted a video to Instagram, where she hits a ball off of a tee in the mouth of one of the bloggers from Barstool...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

San Diego State fills coaching vacancy

After losing staff members to Vanderbilt, San Diego State head coach Rocky Long has started the addition process. The Aztecs have hired Ernie Lawson as the team’s new defensive line coach to replace Osia Lewis. Lawson played for the Aztecs from 2007-2010, and will be taking on his first collegiate on-field coaching job. “Ernie impressed me when he was a player on how he played...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

SDSU tops San Jose State 78-56 to clinch share of MWC title

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Malik Pope scored 17 points with a career-high 11 rebounds and San Diego State defeated San Jose State 78-56 on Sunday to clinch at least a share of its 10th Mountain West Conference title. Winston Shepard also scored 17 points in the victory that gave the Aztecs (20-7, 13-1) a school-record 11th consecutive 20-win season. Pope hit 3 of 4 3-point attempts...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Vandy steals away Osia Lewis from San Diego State

The Vanderbilt Commodores are trying to turn things around in the SEC and they are starting off by bringing in a new defensive assistant for the future. This could really help them after their defensive line has been missing a good piece to help them out. It was announced on Friday that the Commodores had hired Osia Lewis away from San Diego State. He has ran the team’s defensive...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kell hits big 3s to help SDSU beat Air Force 70-61

SAN DIEGO (AP) After failing to score a point in his first six games back from reconstructive knee surgery, San Diego State's Matt Shrigley finally made one of his trademark 3-point shots. He didn't stop there, adding three more shots from behind the arc in a matter of minutes in the first half against Air Force. That burst helped SDSU beat Air Force 70-61 on Saturday night, although...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt steals away Osia Lewis from San Diego State

The Vanderbilt Commodores are trying to turn things around in the SEC and they are starting off by bringing in a new defensive assistant for the future. This could really help them after their defensive line has been missing a good piece to help them out. It was announced on Friday that the Commodores had hired Osia Lewis away from San Diego State. He has ran the team’s defensive...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Short-handed Fresno State gives Aztecs first loss in conference play

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Marvelle Harris had 20 points, five assists and four steals and Fresno State handed San Diego State its first Mountain West Conference loss in a 58-57 victory Wednesday night.Zylan Cheatham hit two free throws with 42.4 second left to pull San Diego State within 58-57. Harris ran down the clock, missed a long 3-pointer and the Aztecs called timeout with 7.6...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Fresno State hands San Diego State its 1st MWC loss, 58-57

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Marvelle Harris had 20 points, five assists and four steals and Fresno State handed San Diego State its first Mountain West Conference loss in a 58-57 victory Wednesday night. Zylan Cheatham hit two free throws with 42.4 second left to pull San Diego State within 58-57. Harris ran down the clock, missed a long 3-pointer and the Aztecs called timeout with 7...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Referees blew a call that helped San Diego State force overtime

The Mountain West Conference on Saturday night that the officiating crew in the New Mexico-San Diego State game made an incorrect call, which helped set up overtime.San Diego State was the beneficiary of the blown call, tying the game with a Malik Pope 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining in regulation. The Aztecs went on to win 78-71.The official on the baseline ruled that New...
Via FOX Sports
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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