State of San Diego They easily outscored San Jose on Friday, winning 77-52, three days before another major home convention, this time against Wyoming.
The Aztecs (18-7, 10-4 Mountain West) reacted back after their own difficult defeat by Boise State Tuesday, while a difficult season continued for the Spartans (8-20, 1-15 MW)
SDSU almost led cable to cable. The lead increased to 11 at halftime, boosted by a circus game by Lamont Butler, who after stealing, passed the ball between his legs, in football style, to feed Matt Bradley for a bucket.
The State of San Diego took the lead over the State of San Jose after the break, despite the fact that both teams withstood prolonged drought with a score.
Four Aztecs scored double-digit numbers, led by Chad Baker-Mazara with 16 – at one point, he had scored 13 in just 15 minutes on the pitch.
Nathan Mensah had 13 rebounds and eight assists, while Trey Pulliam, who occasionally struggled to find his feet after illness in December and January, added 13 points.
SDSU also harassed San Jose, who turned the ball over 19 times.
Coach Brian Dutcher admitted in XTRA 1360 that the Spartans were playing shorthand and that he asked his team to take advantage to tire their opponents.
But as the Aztecs spread the score – and continue to face the problem of the February games due to the suspension for COVID in January – he noted that his strong bench allowed SDSU to “play at a high level without being worn out”.
The State of San Diego, with three games remaining before the conference tournament, faces the Cowboys (22-5, 11-3 MW) at 6 p.m. on Monday at Laramie. Wyoming, in second place in the MW, plays Saturday in Nevada.
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