SDSU Aztecs Tip Off Season With Win Over CSU Northridge


The SDSU Aztecs came into Viejas Arena prepared to start off their 2014-2015 campaign with a win. The game started with the reveal of the Mountain West championship banners and Sweet 16 banners. The night started well and it would take smart basketball to get a win.

SDSU is a well coached basketball team who knows to never overlook an opponent. The first game of the season for the Aztecs is always a great way to find the things to work on. One of the soft spots for the Aztecs was starting the game strong. Maybe it was overlooking the opponent but the Aztecs came out flat for the first few minutes. Once this team gets going, there is no stopping them. They went into the locker room at halftime up 41-21. They would win the game with a score of 79-58.

Trey Kell played well starting in his first game with 4 points and 3 assists. Kevin Zabo also looked good coming off the bench with 4 points, 1 assist, and 2 steals. The battle for point guard will be an interesting one with both players looking capable of starting. Whichever guard it is, San Diego State is in great shape with their deep units.

The rest of the starters played as well as it gets. Dwayne Polee II with 11 points and 4 rebounds. JJ O’Brien with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Winston Shepard with 14 points and 2 rebounds. Skylar Spencer with 4 points and 8 rebounds. The starting unit looked on point and ready to unleash on the bigger schools.

SDSU is as deep as any basketball team right now. Their bench was coming in with big numbers. Angelo Chol with 8 points and 4 rebounds. Dakarai Allen with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Aqeel Quinn with 15 points and 2 rebounds. Quinn looked like the elite sixth man off the bench, that spark plug when the offense needs it. It will be crazy to see this team when Matt Shrigley, Malik Pope, and Zylan Cheatham all get back healthy.

The Aztecs next game will be at Viejas Arena with #25 Utah coming to San Diego. It will be their first game against a ranked opponent and it will be interesting to see if SDSU can find their identity. The game will be at 1 p.m. Pacific on ESPN.