San Diego State Aztecs Men's Basketball Remain Undefeated

SDSU Aztecs Close Out AFA Behind KJ Feagins 21 Points

February 10, 2020
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Original story by Will Galvez

**Cue Airplane Pilot Voice**

Hello Aztecs nation, The Show, and other passengers. This is your (proverbial) captain speaking in the flight deck: we are taking off from an elevation at 7,030 feet, as we say farewell to Air Force Academy and head west to America’s Finest City with an SDSU school-record start at (24-0).

The San Diego State Aztecs have dominated at sea level and have demonstrated that from over a mile above there as well.

SDSU 89  | AFA 74

The Aztecs took the Air Force Academy Falcons to school on their Princeton style offense at the Clune Arena on Saturday night. Countering their back door cuts with great defensive switches and a suffocating defense.

KJ Feagin, who transferred from Santa Clara University last season led all scorers tonight with 21 points, three assists, and two rebounds. He has capitalized on completing the one-two punch, backcourt for the Aztecs with fellow transfer, Malachi Flynn, who is strongly considered to be voted as the Mountain West Conference player of the year.

 

 

Four out of the five players in the Aztecs starting lineup tonight scored in the double digits. Their 20th win this season by double digits. In previous years, suffocating defense and the sub-par offense had kept SDSU in contention for an invitation to the tournament. One of the biggest keys to success this year has been the three-ball; 41 made three-pointers in the last three games.

Yanni Wetzel, a New Zealand native and fifth-year transfer from Vanderbilt fouled out and finished with six points. 

At the 6:38 mark in the second half, the Fighting Falcons cut the deficit to within three, 67-64. SDSU eventually went on a 9-0 run in a span of two-plus minutes. Feagin, the former Santa Clara standout, put the dagger in the heart of the Air Force Academy (9-15) (3-9 MW) when he drilled a three-point shot, sending the score to 79-68, with 2:04 left in the game. 

Brian Dutcher is attempting to lead SDSU to their 12th Mountain West Conference regular-season title and his first as a head coach since taking over for legendary coach, Steve Fisher.

Here is a look at the remaining games on the Aztec’s schedule:

Home; 2/11 vs New Mexico.

Away; 2/16 Boise State.

Home; 2/22 UNLV

Home; 2/25 CSU

Away; 2/29 Nevada

Earlier, bracketologists have projected what the Top-16 teams seeded in the NCAA tournament would be slated to play at if play began today. 

Number (1) ranked Baylor defeated Oklahoma State 70-78, (2) Gonzaga is currently routing St. Marys by 30 points, and (3) Kansas 60 crushed TCU 46. So, early assumptions lead to zero change inside of the Associated Press rankings of the top four teams come Monday morning.

Please allow yourself to marvel at this moment in time. To start a basketball season (24-0) is an unprecedented accomplishment in any conference in Division-I baskteball. 

The #LockUpTour journey is nowhere near the end.