NCAAB Game Recap - San Diego State at Wyoming
Wed Jan 8, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Duke
73
GaTec
64
F
Kansas
79
IaSt
53
F
Vand
79
Aub
83
F
SDSU
72
Wyo
52
F
FlaSt
78
Wake
68
F
Hamp
73
USC-Up
83
F
Campbl
64
UNCA
62
F
StJon
66
GTown
87
F
Tuls
44
Cin
75
F
Pitt
73
UNC
65
F
ND
68
NCSU
73
F
Brad
72
Evans
52
F
MisSt
69
Alab
90
F
Hartfo
80
UMassL
68
F
UMBC
75
Bingha
79
F
Winth
79
HiPt
57
F
Radf
67
GWebb
64
F
WCU
97
VMI
85
F
Stony
81
Vermt
77
F
Furm
73
Chat
66
F
Duques
78
StJos
60
F
David
58
URI
69
F
Maine
51
UNH
57
F
ETSU
64
UNCG
57
F
LaSal
69
UMass
77
F
HolyC
64
Lafy
82
F
NW
62
Ind
66
F
StBon
61
GMas
49
F
Maris
70
Fairf
58
F
LoyMD
70
Colg
92
F
Navy
60
Buck
56
F
Leh
67
Boston
84
F
Amer
68
Army
60
F
TXAMC
73
SFA
72
F
Woff
67
Samf
62
F
SeLA
62
SamH
67
F
Longw
74
ChaSo
56
F
UCF
74
SMU
81
F
NWSt
72
InWor
66
F
NebOm
66
N DA
62
F
IPFW
77
W IL
69
F
GrgWas
58
StLou
63
F
CenAR
78
NOrl
86
F
Nich
61
Lamar
52
F
McNee
88
AbCh
84
F
Seton
83
Xav
71
F
Tul
61
UConn
67
F
SDSt
80
Denv
68
F
UNLV
66
Bois
73
F
Ill
71
Wisc
70
F
Okla
72
Tex
62
F
Ark
77
LSU
79
F
UCSB
63
CAPoly
45
F
CBap
83
CSBak
75
F
Nev
68
SJSU
70
F
LongB
77
CSNor
95
F

Jan 8, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(7) San Diego State (16-0)

32

40

72

Wyoming (5-12)

21

31

52

No. 7 San Diego State beats Wyoming 72-52 to stay undefeated
Thu Jan 9, 2020 12:05 AM

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) The seventh-ranked and undefeated San Diego State Aztecs were ready for whatever awaited them in Laramie.

They planned ahead to deal with the 7,220-foot elevation, which can quickly sap a player's strength. They had no intention of being upset by the Wyoming Cowboys, who have beaten ranked Aztecs teams before.

Not this night.

Malachi Flynn scored 19 points, Yanni Wetzell added 17 and the the Aztecs beat Wyoming 72-52 on Wednesday night to remain one of the nation's two undefeated teams.

San Diego State (16-0, 5-0 Mountain West) continued its hottest start since 2010-11, when it opened 20-0 behind Kawhi Leonard and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time, finishing a school-record 34-3.

Jordan Schakel added 11 points for the Aztecs, whose 16-game winning streak is the longest in the country. San Diego State and Auburn are the nation's only undefeated teams. Auburn beat Vanderbilt on Wednesday night to improve to 14-0.

To combat the elevation, coach Brian Dutcher had the Aztecs return home Sunday after winning at Utah State on Saturday night. They then took a charter flight to Wyoming on Tuesday night.

"I thought a couple of our guys looked tired here in the first half and they were winded," Dutcher said. "It's hard playing at altitude. And so I'm not one of those coaches who tries to say it's in your head. No, it's not in your head. I know what it is."

The plan worked. San Diego State was a little sloppy early and let Wyoming get within three points on Hunter Maldonado's 3-pointer with just less than eight minutes left in the first half.

San Diego State then closed the half on a 14-6 run to take a 32-21 lead. Wetzell grabbed Flynn's missed 3 for a dunk and then fed Adam Seiko for a layup. Schakel hit two 3-pointers while Seiko and Flynn each added a bucket.

"It's a matter of coming and executing," said Wetzell, a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt. "We don't think too much about the record, we don't think about the ranking. We just try to come hard and play every day.

"We can't take anyone lightly with the situation that we've put ourselves in, in a Top 10 ranking," the big New Zealander added. "We know everyone's going to give us their best effort."

San Diego State lost the last two times it played in Laramie while in the Top 25, 68-62 as the fifth-ranked team on Feb. 11, 2014, and 58-45 as No. 15 on Jan. 19, 2013.

Flynn, Schakel and KJ Feagin each hit a 3-pointer in the first four minutes of the second half to push the lead to 47-30.

Hunter Maldonado scored 18 points for Wyoming (5-11, 0-5), the conference's last-place team. Hunter Thompson added 15 for the Cowboys, who lost their third straight.

Wyoming coach Allen Edwards said the Cowboys need to work on things like going after loose balls at every opportunity.

"We've got to continue to get better at it," Edwards said. "But going against a team like this -- even, not only as a coach but even if I'm a player -- I've got to appreciate what they do."

The short-handed Aztecs continued to be without Nathan Mensah (respiratory ailment) and Aguek Arop (shoulder), and Joel Mensah was sidelined with back spasms.

BIG PICTURE

San Diego State: Flynn was among 25 players named to the John R. Wooden Award 2019-20 Midseason Watch List by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Leonard (2011) and Jamaal Franklin (2013) were the only other Aztecs players named to the list.

Wyoming: The Cowboys are 3-5 against San Diego State when the Aztecs are ranked.

UP NEXT

San Diego State hosts Boise State on Saturday night at sold-out Viejas Arena.

Wyoming hosts UNLV on Saturday night.

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Leaders

San Diego State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Giordano 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Flynn 19 0 5 3 3 0
Wyoming PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Milton III 0 0 1 0 0 0
H. Fornstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

SDSU Wyo
Points For 72 52
Field Goals 25/48-52% 17/51-33%
Three Pointers 8/23-35% 5/22-23%
Free Throws 14/15-93% 13/18-72%
Offensive Rebounds 4 8
Defensive Rebounds 26 19
Rebounds 32 28
Blocks 0 2
Steals 8 4
Turnovers 10 11
Personal Fouls 14 14
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 Jan 8 SDSU 72 @ Wyo 52 T. Pulliam 1 T. Taylor 1

Game Information

Stadium: Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming
Attendance: 2,941
Game Time: