Aztecs & Toreros Both Struggle In Losses To Bulldogs

SDSU Totals Just Five Assists at Gonzaga; USD Never Led In Loss To Samford

Apparently basketball teams named the Bulldogs like playing against schools from San Diego.

San Diego State saw a golden opportunity to upset 14th ranked Gonzaga disappear in a manner of minutes Monday night as the Aztecs struggled to score.

SDSU finished just 1-for-12 from downtown in the first half and did not register a single assist before halftime.

The Aztecs were so out of sync on offense that they finished with just five assists and trailed by as many as 30.

Trey Kell and Jeremy Hemsley each tallied 14 points but it was a struggle.

SDSU shot an alarming 28.6% from the floor and was saddled with a 69-48 defeat.

Meanwhile, the University of San Diego had its hands full in its home opener against Samford.

The Toreros looked to open their home slate with a win but fell behind early and could never catch up.

Samford never trailed and cruised to a 83-65 victory. For most of the game, USD trailed by double digits.

Sophomore scorer Olin Carter III paced the Toreros with 15 points.

Freshman guard Nassir Barrino tallied 14 points and showed a keen ability to get to the rim at will.

But aside from those two guards, USD did not have enough firepower to win its home opener.

Next up for the Toreros is a visit to UCLA to try and upset the Bruins Thursday evening at 8 p.m. USD will be a big underdog in that contest.

Meanwhile, SDSU hosts the San Diego Christian Hawks Wednesday at Viejas Arena at 7 p.m.

Thank goodness neither team is called the Bulldogs.

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