Over the last 15 years or so San Diego State has built a very good basketball program.
But they're not Duke.
After what we saw in the Maui Invitational on Monday there might not be anyone in the nation who can hang with Duke.
The #1-ranked Blue Devils used their fantastic freshmen to rout the Aztecs 90-64 to improve to 4-0. The 26 point margin of victory was only the 3rd-most lopsided for Duke. They beat Eastern Michigan by 38 and Kentucky by 34.
The bright spot for SDSU, who fell to 2-1 on the season, was guard Devin Watson, who scored a team-high 15 points and made three of his six shots from 3-point land. The problem is the rest of the Aztecs combined went 3-for-15 from beyond the arc while Duke shot the lights out, making more than 40% of their 3-pointers.
A trio of freshmen led the way. R.J. Barrett had 20 points, Cam Reddish added 16, and Zion Williamson scored 13 with six rebounds and five steals. Duke's next game is against 8th-ranked Auburn while SDSU gets a shot at Xavier on Tuesday.