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College Basketball Preseason Top 26: 16-13

The toughest teams for me personally to rank are mid-majors (or, since I hate that term, teams that are commonly referred to as mid-majors). Even with the increased parity in college basketball, watching Gonzaga destroy WCC team after WCC team does not provide clarity into whether this Gonzaga squad, as the yearly refrain goes, is different from previous editions. I love watching...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball Preseason Top 26: 16-13

The toughest teams for me personally to rank are mid-majors (or, since I hate that term, teams that are commonly referred to as mid-majors). Even with the increased parity in college basketball, watching Gonzaga destroy WCC team after WCC team does not provide clarity into whether this Gonzaga squad, as the yearly refrain goes, is different from previous editions. I love watching...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Xavier Thames

Name:  Xavier Thames      Age:   23   School: San Diego State Height: 6’3 ½   Weight: 187   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 17.6 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.4 tpg, 2.3:1 A/TO (31.3 minutes per game) 41.1 FG%, 83.4 FT%, 37.4 3FG%, 55.7 TS%, 47.8 eFG% 28.6 USG%, 3.3 STL%, 23.7 AST%, 8.2 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Thames...
Via NBA Draft Blog
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

X-factor: Thames' clutch play has SDSU in Sweet 16

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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Thames' clutch play has SDSU in Sweet 16

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

X-factor: Thames' clutch play has SDSU in Sweet 16

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.
Via FOXSports.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thames, SD St. Aztecs stampede past NDSU Bison, 63-44

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier Thames' 30 leads Aztecs past Bison 63-44

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. Thames...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier Thames' 30 leads Aztecs past Bison 63-44

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.
Via FOXSports.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NMSU's upset bid denied by San Diego State in OT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- New Mexico State earned a little slice of history by taking San Diego State to overtime. It was little consolation on a night that was more frustrating than gratifying. The Aggies lost 73-69 in the record fourth OT game of the first full day of the NCAA tournament. Kevin Aronis tied the game at 60 with a 3-pointer to force the extra session, but the last five...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 21, 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

San Diego St. 59, UNLV 51

Dwayne Polee II scored 18 points off the bench as the Aztecs held off a late rally to defeat the Runnin' Rebels in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Xavier Thames collected 17 points and six assists for top-seeded San Diego State (29-3), which will play New Mexico in Sunday’s title game. The Aztecs shot just 36.4 percent from the floor...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 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

Thames scores 15, San Diego State rolls in MWC

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Xavier Thames scored 15 points and dished seven assists to lead No. 8 San Diego State to a 73-39 victory over Utah State, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West conference tournament. The top-seeded Aztecs shot 52.5 percent (31 of 59) from the field, including 7 of 17 (.412) from 3-point range. San Diego State dominated in the paint, out-rebounding the Aggies...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Xavier Thames Headlines Mountain West Awards

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...
Via RealGM
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Fisher and Xavier Thames earn MWC coach and player of the year

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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 SDSU finishes 16-point rally vs. UNM

Xavier Thames and Matt Shrigley each made two free throws in the final 9 seconds to complete No. 10 San Diego State's rally from a 16-point second-half deficit for a 51-48 victory over No. 21 New Mexico to win the outright Mountain West title.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 09, 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

No. 10 San Diego State rallies past UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Xavier Thames scored 19 points to lead No. 10 San Diego State to a 73-64 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. San Diego State (26-3, 15-2 Mountain West) closed the game on a 13-2 run over the final 3:04 to seal its 26th victory of the season, matching the second-highest single-season total in school history. The Aztecs also won a school-record 15th conference game...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

SDSU needs closing run to rally past UNLV

Xavier Thames scored 19 points to lead No. 10 San Diego State to a 73-64 win over UNLV on Wednesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 13 San Diego State downs Fresno State, 82-67

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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 02, 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

No. 13 San Diego State downs Fresno State

Xavier Thames scored 22 points, Aqueel Quinn added 17 and No. 13 San Diego State beat Fresno State 82-67 on Saturday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose St.-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State will be smarting for some time from its big loss at New Mexico, well aware that it has one more regular-season game against the Lobos and most likely another showdown in the Mountain West Conference tournament, as well. The 13th-ranked Aztecs (23-3, 12-2) are trying to focus on Tuesday night's home game against last-place San Jose State (7-19, 1-13) after Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 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
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