Aztecs go to the Dance

Posted by on March 16th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

It has been a good year, but a year of struggles at San Diego State at the same time.

Sound strange?  It should.
A team that is (26-8) and came within a final possession of winning the conference championship, a team that scared the daylights out of Arizona, hasn’t really improved as the season has gone on, when they have the ball in their hand..
They’ve always played brass knuckles defense.  Always defended.  Always rebounded.  But they sure cannot shoot.
In this day and age of explosive athletes, and SDSU has some, you’d think they’d have some people who could put the ball in the hole.
Not so, at least not right now.
Thank goodness for a defense that holds people to 53 points and just 37% shooting from the floor.
No thanks to a streak offense, that has finished the season hitting just 41% of their shots, and scuffled to average just a shade over 60-points a game. And this in a really substandard conference, at least this year, that had nothing positive from UNLV-New Mexico.
So it’s on to the Charlotte regional for a hard-nose bunch that cannot shoot straight.  They have to hit some 3-pointers to be in this game with St. John’s. 
1-thing for sure, SDSU does not get intimidated by who they play, or where they play.  The only issue, is can they play a complete game, offense and defense.  The latter yes, the former, not so often.
It is tough to put a rectangular ‘brick’ thru a circular hole.  That’s what Aztecs basketball has found this year.
We’ll see what Friday brings as the dance, the NCAA Tourney, begins,
Please follow and like us:

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published.