Photo Essay: SDSU vs UCSD

SDSU players enjoying the game against UCSD. (Don De Mars/EVT)

Nathan Mensah did not start Tuesday due to illness. He missed several practices leading up to the contest. Despite the illness, he was all smiles postgame. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
Jaedon LeDee started in Mensah’s place. He brought great energy and was the game’s leading rebounder with 12. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
SDSU opened on an 11-0 run that was punctuated by this dunk by Keshad Johnson. Any thought of an upset ended early in the contest. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
Darrion Trammell paced the Aztecs with 18 points. He had 16 at the half and, instead of forcing the ball up, allowed the game to come to him and shot an efficient 6-11 from the field. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
Lamont Butler’s offensive lull of late continued. Butler started the season averaging 10.5 points on 16-31 (52%) shooting over the first four games of the year. Since then, he has shot 22-57 (39%) and scored 6.4 points a game. Against UCSD, he finished with five points and shot 2-8 from the field. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
SDSU made a concerted effort to score inside. Their four post players had 25 of the team’s 61 attempts. They were not particularly effective in part because the referees did not award many free throws. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
SDSU shot better from deep than from inside the three-point line. They were 10-24 (41.7%) from three and 12-37 (32%) from two. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
SDSU’s next contest is the opening of conference play. They play Air Force at Viejas Arena on Wednesday at 8 pm. (Don De Mars/EVT)
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Paul Garrison
My earliest sport's memory involve tailgating at the Murph, running down the circular exit ramps, and seeing the Padres, Chargers and Aztecs play. As a second generation Aztec, I am passionate about all things SDSU. Other interests include raising my four children, being a great husband and teaching high school.
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