NCAAB Game Recap - San Diego State at San Diego
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:00 PM EST

USC-Up
50
Lou
76
F
Elon
61
UNC
75
F
ArkLR
58
Mem
68
F
AlSt
41
Tenn
76
F
(N/A)
45
MiaO
80
F
Chat
53
FlaSt
89
F
Bingha
77
NJIT
75
F
Sien
89
Yale
100
F(3OT)
Urba
51
WriSt
88
F
(N/A)
20
VMI
96
F
DelSt
64
VaTec
100
F
Wagn
81
StPet
77
F(OT)
Colum
63
StJon
82
F
SFA
57
Rut
69
F
JMU
80
OlDom
78
F
Rider
72
UMass
82
F
Princ
54
Ind
79
F
GaTec
78
UGA
82
F
Bry
74
Drex
86
F
E WA
68
BC
72
F
NoKY
59
Ball
57
F
Belm
73
Lipsco
67
F
FlAtl
70
FlGlf
72
F(OT)
Corn
53
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
58
SamH
88
F
SeLA
66
Tuls
73
F
(N/A)
56
NoAZ
93
F
APSU
72
Vand
90
F
Troy
52
TexAM
56
F
HiPt
55
StLou
67
F
(N/A)
66
NrthIA
88
F
MorSt
52
Mizzu
70
F
IUPUI
62
LoyIL
85
F
MtStM
51
UAB
58
F
(N/A)
66
ChiSt
79
F
Sac
61
UCDav
51
F
NIU
86
W IL
81
F
ArkSt
80
ColSt
78
F
Citad
57
Ill
85
F
Gram
76
SJSU
83
F
UCSB
67
OrSt
78
F
TxSt
64
UNLV
57
F
BYU
68
Bois
72
F(OT)
Portl
82
PorSt
75
F
SDSU
66
USD
49
F
StMar
68
Fres
58
F

Nov 20, 2019, 11:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

San Diego State (4-0)

34

32

66

San Diego (2-4)

26

23

49

Wetzell’s 20 points, 12 boards carry SDSU to 66-49 win
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:58 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego State unleashed senior transfer Yanni Wetzell against crosstown rival San Diego and the results were impressive.

The senior transfer set career-highs with 20 points and 12 rebounds for San Diego State, which beat the Toreros 66-49 Wednesday night to remain undefeated.

It was Wetzell's first double-double at SDSU and his third in Division I. He had two double-doubles last year at Vanderbilt.

"It was fun," Wetzell said. "My first few games I was just finding my rhythm and it was nice to get out there and finally put those bunnies (close-in shots) on the rim and stretch the floor a little and find my rhythm overall."

San Diego State, which improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2014-15 season, avenged last year's 12-point home loss to the Toreros (2-4).

Wetzell's previous career-highs were 16 points against UNC Asheville on Dec. 31 and 11 rebounds against Arkansas on March 6.

The 6-foot-10 New Zealander made 9 of 11 shots as he scored from inside and outside. He showed a nice touch with everything from a hook shot, a jump hook and a 3-pointer. He made two of the Aztecs' final three shots of the first half and had 13 points in the first 20 minutes to help the Aztecs to a 34-26 lead. He then opened the second half with a hook shot and a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 13 points.

"I thought Yanni would have an advantage in this game. That's the beauty of having a week off," coach Brian Dutcher said. "I thought we had an advantage inside against their power forward and Yanni proved that to be true. He played with great poise and patience and strength and had a really nice game for us, both scoring and rebounding."

He had a rough game at BYU on Nov. 9, missing several inside shots.

"It was just a matter of finding my rhythm. I know that I make those shots in practice every day and I'm just happy it came today. It was just a matter of keeping my confidence high."

Wetzell is one of three new players in SDSU's starting lineup.

"I love it," he said. "Great team, good depth, we've got nine, 10 guys in our rotation. It's just a testament to how deep we can go on our bench."

Malachi Flynn and Nathan Mensah had 10 apiece for SDSU.

Noel Coleman scored 10 for USD.

"We need to fight a little more aggressively. They've got really good big guys so they wore us down," USD coach Sam Scholl said. "They're going to have a very special year. They're well-coached. They compete defensively. They get on the glass. They have phenomenal guards."

BIG PICTURE

San Diego State: This was the final game of the current contract between the teams and SDSU is considering not renewing it, at least immediately, because they feel they have nothing to gain and everything to lose. Plus, the Mountain West is considering going to a 20-game conference schedule and the Aztecs would prefer to use this slot for a higher-profile opponent.

San Diego: The Toreros dropped to 19-32 in the series. They lost four starters from last year and are playing without their only returning starter, Yauhen Massalski, who is out with an injured left ankle.

UP NEXT

San Diego State hosts Long Island on Friday night.

San Diego visits No. 25 Washington on Sunday.

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Leaders

San Diego State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Pulliam 0 0 2 1 1 0
K. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Diego PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Coleman 10 0 1 3 1 0
J. Jean-Marie 10 0 0 10 1 0

Team Comparison

SDSU USD
Points For 66 49
Field Goals 28/59-47% 17/48-35%
Three Pointers 3/12-25% 3/19-16%
Free Throws 7/11-64% 12/19-63%
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Defensive Rebounds 25 22
Rebounds 34 31
Blocks 4 2
Steals 9 4
Turnovers 12 19
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - SDSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 20 SDSU 66 @ USD 49 J. Mensah 2 B. Hartfield 3

Game Information

Stadium: Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California
Attendance: 4,524
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