WINSTON SHEPARD NEWS

Shepard tries to 'shake' shooting slump

If the first step to recovery is acknowledgement, Winston Shepard is on his way to rediscovering his shooting touch. He puts his hand in the air. He nods. He admits it. He’s in a slump. “From the NBA level all the way down, players go through stretches like this,” Shepard said Monday. “It happens to be my turn right now. I’m not going to let it get me down, I’m not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A year later Aztecs look for better result, starting with NMSU

SPOKANE, Wash. -- For those who don't remember San Diego State's last appearance on the March Madness stage, the Aztecs say "Thank you." It was ugly: An 81-71 loss to upstart Florida Gulf Coast last year that made "Dunk City" a national sensation and sent San Diego State back to the drawing board -- and back there right away. "We started working out...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies' big man Bhullar stands in SDSU's way

Steve Fisher cut down the final net in the NCAA tournament 25 years ago and reached two other national championship games, so he knows about playing deep into March. He'd like to think his fourth-seeded San Diego State Aztecs can advance beyond the opening weekend this year. To have that chance, the defensive-minded Aztecs first will have to get past an intriguing matchup Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies' big man Bhullar stands in SDSU's way

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Steve Fisher cut down the final net in the NCAA tournament 25 years ago and reached two other national championship games, so he knows about playing deep into March. He'd like to think his fourth-seeded San Diego State Aztecs can advance beyond the opening weekend this year. To have that chance, the defensive-minded Aztecs first will have to get past an intriguing...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St. 73, Utah St. 39

Xavier Thames had 15 points and seven assists as the Aztecs won easily in their Mountain West Conference tournament opener over the Aggies in Las Vegas. Winston Shepard added 13 points for San Diego State (28-3), which shot 52.5 percent from the field, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range. The win moved the top-seeded Aztecs into Friday semifinals against UNLV. Jarred Shaw led...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St. 73, UNLV 64

Xavier Thames scored a game-high 19 points and the visiting Aztecs finished the contest on a 12-2 run to remain tied for the Mountain West Conference lead with one game to play. Matt Shrigley and Dwayne Polee II came off the bench to score 14 and 13 points, respectively, as San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 MWC) won its third straight game and swept the season series. Winston Shepard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St. 82, Fresno St. 67

Xavier Thames scored 22 points and Aqeel Quinn matched a career high with 17 as the visiting Aztecs completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs after drawing clear in the second half. Winston Shepard had 13 points and Skylar Spencer added nine for San Diego State (25-3, 14-2 Mountain West), which shot 60 percent and extended its win streak against teams from the state of California...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU breezes past San Jose State, 90-64

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It was an easy one for No. 13. San Diego State breezed past San Jose State, 90-64, on Tuesday night as it won its 40th straight against a California opponent. Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O'Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced Aztecs offense which saw four players reach double figures. "I was really proud how we came out on offense...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St. 90, San Jose St. 64

Winston Shepard scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and had five assists as the host Aztecs remained in a tie for first place in the Mountain West Conference with New Mexico. JJ O'Brien and Dwayne Polee II each joined Shepard with a team-high 12 points and Matt Shrigley added 11 points for San Diego State (24-3, 13-2). The Aztecs finished a 50-18 edge in points in the paint...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego State routs San Jose St 90-64

Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O'Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 13 San Diego State breezed past San Jose State 90-64 on Tuesday night. Coming off their third loss of the season, the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West) had an easy time against the overmatched Spartans (7-20, 1-14). The Aztecs had dropped seven spots in the poll after losing...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs rebound from loss, top San Jose St.

Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O'Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 13 San Diego State breezed past San Jose State 90-64 on Tuesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU loses to New Mexico 58-44

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- San Diego State has seen some tough opponents this season, but coach Steve Fisher would stack New Mexico up against any of them. "They're the best team we've played this year," Fisher said after the Lobos beat his sixth-ranked Aztecs 58-44 on Saturday night. "That includes Kansas. That includes Creighton. That includes Marquette. They...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 24, 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

Coggins held to 9 points in 64-56 loss to SDSU

The Air Force Falcons could have used a little more of Tre' Coggins against No. 5 San Diego State on Saturday night. Coggins was held to nine points, nearly seven below his average, as the Aztecs beat the Falcons 64-56. Coggins had scored 29 points in a home loss to SDSU on Jan. 13. ''They were really on him,'' Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich said. ''...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Shepard leads SDSU by Air Force

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.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 16, 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

Air Force-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State is getting ready for Saturday night's visit from Mountain West rival 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 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

Thames, Shepard lead Aztecs to 20th win in a row

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The more San Diego State keeps winning, the more there will be comparisons with the great Aztecs team of 2010-11. Xavier Thames scored 17 points, Winston Shepard had 16 and No. 5 San Diego State beat Nevada 73-58 on Saturday night to tie the school record with its 20th straight win. The Aztecs (21-1, 10-0 Mountain West) matched the 20-game win streak by the 2010...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs run win streak to 20 straight

Nevada’s basketball team arrived at Viejas Arena on Saturday night knowing it had a respectable defense. The statistics said so. San Diego coach Steve Fisher, who knows something about the subject, said so. A couple hours later, the Wolf Pack left the court understanding that there is a considerable gap between good and great. “We talked about it before the game,” said sophomore...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shepard, Thames lead No. 5 SDSU over Nevada, 73-58

Xavier Thames scored 17 points, Winston Shepard had 16 and No. 5 San Diego State beat Nevada 73-58 on Saturday night to tie the school record with its 20th straight win. The Aztecs (21-1, 10-0 Mountain West) matched the 20-game win streak by the 2010-11 team, which won its first 20 games before losing at BYU. That team was the first in school history to reach the NCAA round of 16...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 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

Fisher earns 300th win, Aztecs beat CSU 65-56

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- When Steve Fisher arrived at San Diego State in March 1999, the basketball program was barely an afterthought. There was little tradition, little success and one of the best players in program history, Tony Gwynn, had become a superstar with baseball's San Diego Padres. That all changed under Fisher. On Saturday, he earned his 300th win with the Aztecs in yet...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 02, 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

Fisher gets 300th W at SDSU, No. 5 Aztecs top CSU

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. The Aztecs (19-1, 8-0 Mountain West) won their 18th straight game and are 8-0 in conference play for the first time in the program's 93-year history. Jon Octeus scored 24 for the Rams (12-10, 3-6...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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