Wednesday, November 17, 2010

San Diego State Picks Up Key Win Against No. 12 Gonzaga

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The San Diego State Aztecs (2-0) are conceived to possibly be this years Butler Bulldogs of last year. The Aztecs can possibly be the mid-major power to beat, and has great players to commend that notion.

San Diego State had their first test of the season on the road against the No. 12 Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-1).

After the Aztecs made a statement by taking a 42-37 lead at the half, San Diego State continued their dominance all the way until the final buzzer sounded.

The Aztecs held off Gonzaga after watching a desperation attempt fall well short at the buzzer by Steven Gray.

Billy White scored a career-high 30 points, to go along with nine rebounds, and two steals.

Three other players were in double-figures as the Aztecs picked up one of the most notable wins in school history. Kawhi Leonard had 18, James Rahon 12, and Brian Carwell with 10.

The Aztecs out-rebounded Gonzaga 33-26, 18 coming on the offensive end.

However, Gonzaga's Gray lead all scorers with 35 points, while adding five assist, three rebounds, and two assist. Robert Sacre also finished in double-figures for Gonzaga with 13 points, and 11 rebounds.

Impressively, San Diego State did a great job on Elias Harris. Harris finished the game with five points, and three rebounds, while shooting 1-of-4 from the field. The Aztecs made Harris a non-threat on offense, and ultimately is one of the reasons why San Diego State stayed ahead most of the game.

Nonetheless, the Aztecs pick up their first marquee win in school history, as well as the season. San Diego State will be in action next against Green Bay Phoenix at home. Gonzaga will travel to Kansas City to face-off against the No. 3 ranked Kansas State Wildcats.

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