2020 Tournament PreviewSan Diego State garnered national attention early in the season by opening with a 25-game winning streak, including Quadrant 1 wins over Creighton, BYU and Iowa. That was more than enough to run away with the Mountain West and lock in an NCAA Tournament bid. Good thing, too, because the Aztecs lost the conference tournament title to Utah State, just their second loss of the season. With an all-upperclassmen starting five, SDSU is 13th in KenPom's offensive efficiency rankings, led by a quartet of shooters who each hit at least 37.3 percent from three-point range. Junior point guard Malachi Flynn (17.6 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.5 rpg) is the leading scorer, while 6-6 junior guard Jordan Schakel (10.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg) shoots a team-high 43.6 percent from distance. Defense, though, is the key to the Aztecs' sustained success. SDSU ranks fifth in the nation in defensive efficiency, eighth in opponent three-point percentage and 11th in effective field-goal percentage allowed. The team lacks post depth beyond 6-10 senior Yanni Wetzell (11.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg), but 6-10 sophomore Nathan Mensah (6.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg) could return for the tournament after missing the last 19 games with a respiratory condition.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 0.00 (0) 0.00 (0)
Pace 66.0 (317)
Effective FG% 54.61 (14) 45.28 (18)
Turnover % 14.39 (34) 18.88 (46)
Off Reb % 28.17 (166) 25.35 (63)
FTA/FGA 28.29 (284) 30.61 (140)
3P% 37.87 (11) 30.22 (36)
2P% 53.00 (41) 45.25 (37)
FT% 77.26 (15) 72.56 (267)
3PA/FGA 42.23 (69) 42.30 (310)
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Rankings
AP Poll: #6 Coaches Poll: #6 NET: #4 RPI: #9
Record
Overall: (30-2) Conference: (17-1) Quad 1: (4-1) Quad 2: (7-0) Quad 3: (8-1) Quad 4: (10-0)
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