San Diego State: Class of the Mountain West Conference

By Jack Dooley


Mountain West Conference, San Diego State, Southern Utah

The Mountain West Conference Championship is ripe for the taking this season. After a season that saw five teams in the conference make it to the big dance, the MWC has looked pretty lackluster in the early going. The conference is a collective 1-21 against the RPI top 70 at the moment. The San Diego State Aztecs are the only team that is not included in this statistic with three early quality wins against Creighton, Marquette and WashingtonWith Boise State and New Mexico having back-to-back losses, the Aztecs are the clear front runner in the early going.

UNLV and Colorado State have not been able to weather losing their star power from last season, and do not pose much of a threat. The only team in the Mountain West Conference that can beat San Diego State at this particular moment is, San Diego State. The Aztecs entered Wednesday night’s contest with the Southern Utah Thunderbirds as 31-point favorites.

Those hoping for a monumental upset were terribly disappointed as the Aztecs held Southern Utah to 11 first-half points. Both sides emptied their benches in the second half, which saved the Thunderbirds from further embarrassment. San Diego State held their opponent to 39 points, Wednesday night. Every member of the Aztecs hoisted up a shot in this contest as San Diego State won 76-39.

San Diego State controlled the ball very well, only committing six turnovers with 17 assists. Not every game can be against a quality opponent, but San Diego State made the best of their situation. This was a feel-good game for the Aztecs, as everyone on the team contributed something. San Diego State proved yet again on Wednesday night, why they are the class of the Mountain West Conference.

Jack Dooley is a Big 12 Basketball writer for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JackDooleyOCS

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