NCAAB Game Recap - Nevada at San Diego State
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Wagn
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Nevada (11-8)

35

20

55

(7) San Diego State (19-0)

33

35

68

Wetzell, No. 7 SDSU beat Nevada 68-55 to remain undefeated
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:30 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego State home basketball games are starting to feel like they did back in the Kawhi Leonard era, when a packed Viejas Arena rocked and the Aztecs reached the Sweet 16 for the first time.

This time, it's a trio of transfers leading the No. 7 Aztecs back into national prominence. New Zealander Yanni Wetzell stepped up with 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds Saturday night for SDSU, which got hot in the second half and beat Nevada 68-55 to remain the nation's only undefeated team.

The Aztecs pulled within one of the best opening streak in school history, a 20-0 run led by Leonard in 2010-11. That team finished a school-best 34-3.

With fellow big man Nathan Mensah missing his sixth straight game with a respiratory ailment, Wetzell had his best game with SDSU.

"I was just that much more extra aggressive," said Wetzell, a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt. "We were down a couple at half and I knew that as a fifth-year senior I had to step up and try to lead these guys a little. I was just trying to be as aggressive as I can on the boards."

Wetzell's only mistake, it seemed, was an inadvertent tip-in that gave Nevada its only points during a 17-2 Aztecs run in the second half.

"Technically he had 19 points; just two for the other team," SDSU coach Brian Dutcher cracked.

Malachi Flynn scored 14 points for San Diego State (19-0, 8-0 Mountain West), and Jordan Schakel had 12. Matt Mitchell added 11 points.

Trailing 35-33 at halftime, SDSU changed up its ball-screen defense and staggered Nevada to send a charge through Viejas Arena.

"Proud of our effort, proud of the the way the guys hang in there," Dutcher said. "The crowd was incredible. I mean, I can't imagine a team coming in here and being comfortable playing in this noise. They can't hear their coaches, they're trying to call timeout, they can't hear them calling timeout. It's just a great home-court advantage when this building is full and rocking the way it is."

Jalen Harris, the Mountain West's second-leading scorer, had 16 of his 19 points in the first half for Nevada (11-8, 4-3), which withered offensively in the second half. Jazz Johnson scored 13.

"It's always been a great environment," said Nevada coach Steve Alford, who is familiar with the Aztecs from his days coaching at New Mexico. "They do such a great job and have a great student section. So, as far as home courts, it's a very difficult place to come in and play.

"I thought the players did a good job starting out the second half and the crowd got behind that and kind of accelerated things and we didn't handle that very well."

Nevada shot 14.7% in the second half and 28.1% for the game.

SDSU trailed 35-33 at halftime, but grabbed control in the opening minutes of the second half. Wetzell fed Schakel for a 3, Mitchell had a reverse layup and Flynn made a layup for a 40-35 lead, forcing Alford to take a timeout and firing up the crowd.

Nevada tied it at 40 when Johnson made a layup and then hit a 3.

But SDSU quickly jumped to an eight-point lead on Mitchell's bucket off a rebound, a free throw by KJ Feagin, a corner 3 by Mitchell and a jumper by Wetzell.

SDSU shut down the Wolf Pack after that.

It was just the second time this season SDSU trailed at halftime.

"The energy was a little different, but luckily we're an older group so we regathered and regrouped and came out aggressive in the second half," Wetzell said.

Wetzell said SDSU changed its ball-screen coverage.

"Instead of corralling the guard, we started to drop back and kind of gave up the mid-range shot for those guys," he said. "They started missing a few, so that's when we started getting a run and had a hot streak in the middle there."

Nevada, the second-best 3-point shooting team in the MWC, went 7 for 13 from behind the arc in the first half. The Wolf Pack trailed by two when Zane Meeks and Harris made consecutive 3-pointers to make it 28-24 with 5:42 to go.

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The Aztecs could move into the top five for the first time since February 2014, when they were headed to the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.

BIG PICTURE

Nevada: Alford, Nevada's first-year coach, remains two wins shy of 600 for his career. He also has coached at Missouri State, Iowa, New Mexico and UCLA.

SDSU: The Aztecs extended the nation's longest winning streak to 19. They are the 11th team since the start of the 2010-11 season to open a season 19-0. The previous 10 teams all reached the NCAA Tournament, and four advanced to the Elite Eight.

UP NEXT

Nevada hosts UNLV on Wednesday night.

San Diego State hosts Wyoming on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Nevada PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Reyes 0 0 0 3 0 1
J. Harris 19 0 3 7 0 0
San Diego State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Giordano 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Seiko 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Nev SDSU
Points For 55 68
Field Goals 16/57-28% 23/60-38%
Three Pointers 10/28-36% 10/27-37%
Free Throws 11/15-73% 12/15-80%
Offensive Rebounds 10 12
Defensive Rebounds 25 30
Rebounds 38 46
Blocks 2 5
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 14 12
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 Nev 55 @ SDSU 68 N. Zouzoua 2 A. Arop 4

Game Information

Stadium: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego, California
Attendance: 12,414
Game Time: