No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs vs. Wyoming Game Preview


Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego,CA- The No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs will look to continue to stay undefeated in Mountain West League play as they head to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys at 8pm on ESPNU. A win tonight would extend the Aztecs winning streak to 21 games and break the 20 game win streak school record set by the 2010 (34-3) Sweet 16 San Diego State Aztecs team.

The Aztecs defeated the Cowboys the last time they faced, as the Aztecs dominated the Cowboys at home 79-51.

Yet tonight will bring a much different memory for the Aztecs, as they return to Laramie, Wyoming for the first time since their 9 point first half performance last season which resulted in a 58-45 road loss to the Cowboys.

Tonight’s game will be another tough road test for the Aztecs as the Cowboys (14-9, 5-5) are the second best defensive team in the conference. The Cowboys have held conference opponent’s to 50 or less points twice this season and only allow 3.8 more points per game than the Aztecs, who lead the the Mountain West in that category and are 7th in the NCAA with 58.5 allowed points per game.

As Coach Fisher reiterated during his weekly Monday Press Conference yesterday.

"“They’re good. They’re playing very good basketball. They play everybody close, they play a style where it doesn’t matter what you do, you’re going to have a hard time getting in the mid-60s. And you might have a hard time getting into the mid- 50s.”"

On going to Laramie, the 7,165-foot elevation and the crowd at Arena-Auditorium Coach Fisher had this to say,

"” There’s a whole series of unique issues when you travel there, A year ago, there, we had nine points at halftime. And I don’t think I need to say anything more about the difficulties they present when you play them.”"