SDSU Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs game preview

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SDSU Aztecs (17-0/6-0 MW) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (5-11/1-4 MW)

Time: 8  P.M.

TV: ESPN2

Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

The San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team will look to stay undefeated on Tuesday as they travel to Fresno State to take on the Bulldogs.

The Aztecs (17-0, 6-0 MW) are off to their best start in program history and are currently ranked #7 in the country.

Coming off a dominant 18-point win over Boise State on Saturday led by KJ Feagin’s season-high 23 points, SDSU will look to keep their perfect record intact.

The win over Boise State was in front of a sellout crowd at Viejas Arena, where they went on a big 18-2 run to keep the lead. Boise State never had the lead, as the Aztecs forced 18 turnovers. The offense clicked in a game where SDSU shot over 50% from the field and 47% from behind the arc.

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell played well with 20 points, and he will look to build on that versus Fresno State. The Bulldogs (5-11, 1-4 MW) will look to bounce back and defeat the Aztecs after their 61-52 loss on Jan. 1.

Fresno State only shot 35% from the field and 20% from range, but Jarred Hyder had 23 points off the bench. SDSU will need to contain him, along with stretch four Nate Grimes, who shoots 36% from deep, and big man Orlando Robinson. If the Aztecs can limit these players, they should coast to a win.

San Diego State will look to junior guard Malachi Flynn early and often. Flynn is the team’s leading scorer at 16.3 PPG and also shoots 43% from three. He also leads the team in assists per game and steals per game.

The Aztecs did not have the best game offensively last game against Fresno State, with only Matt Mitchell and Flynn scoring in double digits. They will need to shoot better this time around.

The game will be shown on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. (Pacific) as the Aztecs look to stay undefeated on the season and work towards a No. 1 or No. 2 seed come March.

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Bobby Murphy
Bobby is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University and is majoring in Sports Journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is from San Diego, loves to write, and has a deep passion for baseball, football, and basketball. He also co-hosts the "Devils Talking Padres" podcast.

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Bobby is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University and is majoring in Sports Journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is from San Diego, loves to write, and has a deep passion for baseball, football, and basketball. He also co-hosts the "Devils Talking Padres" podcast.