“Aztecs Basketball-Getting ready to play the big boys”
Brian Dutcher is headed for big time games. San Diego State plays Texas Southern in a Wednesday non-conference game. Just ahead, the Maui Classic, and a first round matchup with Duke and its astounding freshman big man Zion Williamson.
Though TSU is from the SWAC conference, what they have done over the last two years is catching the attention of a lot of people. Playing big time teams, and bringing in big time transfers too.
Dutcher thinks the game with the Tigers will be a strong lead-in test for what happens in Hawaii.
..Texas Southern may have toughest out of conference schedule in country.
..Beat Baylor..Lost to Gonzaga…play Oregon…these are money games
..Have 3-fifth year seniors plus a 7’2-C who is averaging 14PPG
..They have 2-transfers from LSU and 1-from Colorado State
..They play with great toughness
..I am 100% worried because of who they are
..They play hard-they trap
..They drive the basket hard-they attack the basket a lot
..Texas Southern has been thru a ton of tough games with a veteran team
..They played at Iowa State on Mondayi-will give us ultimate test.
..Shooting 3’s…it’s basketball today
..We have shooters from the arc to compliment Matt Mitchell
..We cannot live and die on the 3..
..The 3-should open up the paint for us..to drive…
..Maui Invitational coming-looked at Duke already
..Zion Williamson is a freak of nature..285-pounds
..Plays hard all the time..great drive and size
..Have yet to watch Duke-Kentucky tape
..But challenge to play them next week
..Our veterans have played great teams…the kids will learn about that
..Our senior leadership important to get kids ready to play
..Freshman scored 13-straight points in scrimmage on Monday
..They are still lagging on defense…
..As fast as we want it to go..it will take time..still making mistakes
..Key get bench developed so we won’t have any slippage when we need them
..College basketball in San Diego getting to high water mark.
..USD has senior laden team-Sam Scholl got very good team
..Point Loma has great young player
..UCSD is going Division 1-in two years.