The state of San Diego is not going to make highlights with video games just like the one in opposition to Fresno State, however the Aztecs could properly enter the NCAA match.
In a match in which that they had no 3-point sport, the Aztecs' quantity 7 relied on a suffocating protection to shut Fresno State 64-55 on Tuesday night.
San Diego State (18-0, 7-0 Mountain West Conference) stays one of two undefeated groups in Division 1, together with Auburn. The Aztecs prolonged two streaks on the head of the nation: 18 consecutive victories and 9 victories on street or on impartial floor.
"I was leaving the hotel (earlier) and I saw Clemson beating Duke on the road," mentioned Aztec coach Brian Dutcher. "I said to these guys," Everyone is aware of you might be ranked and they’re doing their greatest. Take benefit of every of them. What you do will not be straightforward. Winning on the street is essentially the most troublesome factor in basketball. Your good street document is unprecedented. "
The State of San Diego has not been 18-Zero for the reason that 2013-14 crew moved to Sweet 16. The Aztecs solely had their fifth single-digit victory, partly on account of an offense that missed 15 of 18 3-point makes an attempt and no offensive rebound in the primary 30 minutes.
"Both groups did job in protection," said goalkeeper Malachi Flynn, who led all the scorers with 20 points. "They did an excellent job of getting us to shoot."
It took a 7-Zero streak in the 5:32 closing of the primary half to provide the Aztecs a 26-21 lead at break, and a curvy 11-6 run to open the second half for a 37-27. This final spherical was punctuated by the flight and lay-up of Flynn in the midfield.
A 10 level lead known as a blowout, the way in which the Aztecs play in protection. Fresno State (5-12, 1-5) pulled 28.6% in the primary half and 36.4% in whole.
"Points had been troublesome to acquire," said Dutcher. "You have to like the sport to take pleasure in it. We could also be affected by a nasty assault as a result of our protection is so good. We could have bother capturing however we might be in the sport as a result of our protection by no means falters.
"Defense travels," he mentioned.
Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 18 factors.
State of San Diego: the Aztecs led your entire second half, avoiding an upset defeat in opposition to the Bulldogs, seventh, who had received seven of the earlier 10 video games in the collection, together with 4 of the final 5 on the Save Mart Center. The victory gave San Diego State the sweep of the collection and prolonged its lead to 2 video games in opposition to New Mexico and the UNLV.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs fell to 1-5 in convention for the primary time for the reason that 2012-13 season. The Bulldogs welcomed junior inexperienced persons Nate Grimes (wrist) and Noah Blackwell (knee) into the squad, with restricted outcomes. The juniors have accrued six factors in 49 minutes.
State of San Diego: hosts Nevada on Saturday. Nevada has not received at Viejas stadium in the final six convention makes an attempt.
Fresno State: Wyoming Saturday. Wyoming stays winless in convention after Tuesday's 68-67 defeat in Nevada.
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