San Diego State Aztecs Are Becoming Best Team In The Country

By John Lloyd
Mike Fisher
Christopher Hanewinckel- USA TODAY Sports

The No. 5 San Diego Aztecs have won 20 straight games on the season, and adding a 15 point win over the Nevada Wolfpack just asserted their dominance in the Mountain West Conference. But can they prove to the rest of the country that they are worthy of a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament?

The Aztecs have flat-out dominated the teams in the MWC. Coach Mike Fisher has his team playing one of the best seasons in program history, mostly due to Xavier Thames’ offensive play and the rest of the team playing amazing team defense.

With the team defense, it allows the Aztecs to crash the boards better than any team in the country, allowing for easy lay-ins and transition opportunities.

Along with Thames, Winston Shepard put up great numbers in the dominating performance against the Wolfpack; Thames finished with 17 points and Shepard had 16 points.

The aforementioned 20-game win streak has been a tell-tale sign that the Aztecs are one of the best, if not the best, team in the country. Right now, the Aztecs deserve a one-seed with their performance this season. If they can remain unblemished in conference play, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.

John Lloyd is a Pac-12 Basketball Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JohnHLloydIII

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