5 Things San Diego State Must Accomplish During Conference Play

By Adam McGill

5 Things San Diego State Must Accomplish in MWC

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The San Diego State Aztecs are coming off a huge 56-42 win over New Mexico. They are now 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference and are starting to play team basketball, but there are still certain areas that they can improve. Here are five things they must accomplish in their remaining conference schedule.

5. Don't Allow J.J. O’Brien To Get Cold

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5. Don't Allow J.J. O’Brien To Get Cold

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In the team’s 59-57 loss to Fresno State, O’Brien didn’t score a single point. The forward was 0-6 from the field and 0-1 from the charity stripe. He led the team in scoring in two of the past five games, but he is very prone to cold spells. The senior starter must stay active offensively if San Diego State is going to survive conference play.

4. End The Season Strongly

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4. End The Season Strongly

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The collegiate basketball season can seem pretty long on the west coast, but SD must keep playing hard down the stretch. They will especially need to stay hot heading into March once they have to start facing off against the big boys in the NCAA Tournament.

3. Allow Winston Shepard To Shoot At Will

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3. Allow Winston Shepard To Shoot At Will

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Shepard is San Diego State's most dynamic scorer. He is coming off a beautiful 20-point effort against New Mexico, in which he finished 6-10 from the field. The junior must keep a hot hand throughout conference play.

2. Contain Turnovers

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2. Contain Turnovers

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The Aztecs been extremely sloppy with the ball this year. They have averaged a staggering 14.6 turnovers over the past 10 games. The team must keep a steady hand throughout conference play in oder to stay near the top of the MWC.

1. Beat New Mexico

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1. Beat New Mexico

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San Diego State is coming off a big win over New Mexico on Tuesday night. They play their rival again in the middle of February, and in order to keep order within the conference, they must beat the Lobos one more time.

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