Aztecs Start Conference Play on Positive Note

SDSU offense improves in win over Wyoming

After going 7-6 in their non-conference schedule San Diego State really needs to win the Mountain West Conference championship to have any hope for a NCAA Tournament bid (unless they win the MWC Tournament and get an automatic entry but we can worry about that later).

The big problem for the Aztecs has been the offense. When SDSU scores at least 55 points in a game they’re 7-2. The problem is they have not reached 55 points four times already this season and that’s a number that should not be too terribly tough for a major college program to achieve.

So Wednesday’s start to Mountain West Conference play was reassuring in a few ways. The Aztecs beat the Cowboys 67-55 at Viejas Arena. Senior forward Winston Shepard played one of his best games of the season, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the year. He was matched by freshman guard Jeremy Hemlsey’s 16 points.

The Aztecs really won the game on the glass. SDSU outrebounded Wyoming 50-26, including a 21-6 edge in offensive rebounds. SDSU heads to Utah St. for a game Saturday night.

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